Office Turned Fresh & Cheery Nursery

My Room

Name: TBD! (due July '14)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our first baby didn't really have a nursery since we shared a one-bedroom apartment in NYC. With our second baby, I had a lot of "do something for this baby" energy that I put toward turning our office into a nursery.

I knew that I didn't want a particular theme, and although I didn't want it to be uber-girly, I didn't want to fall back on yellow/gray either. I ended up finalizing the color scheme from the wall prints, and focused on blue and orange, with pops of orchid and gold.

Overall the process took about two months and went pretty smoothly. I started with a Pinterest board to track rooms or pieces that inspired me. There are so many great ideas out there, and it takes a bit of discipline to pick a lane and stay true to it, rather than grab a bunch of random cute things and hope they work together.

The most difficult piece to find was the rug - it's so tough to shop online and envision how it will look in the space so we had to buy and return more than once! I also went through a short period of freaking out about whether the wallpaper was too busy for a nursery, but got over it quickly. I really loved brainstorming different ideas and watching the room come to life.

Source List:

Old:

  • Music boxes and small rocking chair belonged to me as a child. (The rocker actually belonged to my grandmother and was passed down!)

New:

  • Babyletto crib from Target.com
  • Orange crewel rug from Anthropologie, rug pad from Room and Board (the cushiest!)
  • Wallpaper from Serena and Lily
  • Shelving and frames from Ikea - customized with paint, gold leaf pen, wall decal gold dots
  • Linens from Land of Nod
  • Wall prints, chair pillows, brass himmel mobile from etsy
  • Wall canvas made by me (first timer, go easy on me!)
  • Growth chart from Land of Nod
  • Foot pillow made by me (pattern from Marimekko Surrur book)

Repurposed:

  • Room and Board Moda dresser was moved from the master bedroom, and we replaced ours with a consignment shop find.
  • Room and Board Shea rocker was moved from big brother's room, and was replaced with an Ikea Poang.
  • Mirror from Target, had been sitting around in storage

Thanks, Erica! Readers, hop on over to I Wish I Had a Vespa and watch Erica's charming video of this room's transformation from office to nursery.

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(Image credits: Erica Caligiuri )

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.