Ellie Kate's Aqua Abode

Ellie Kate's Aqua Abode

Lauren Hufnagl
Feb 20, 2013

Name: Ellie Kate
Location: Alexandria, Virginia

When we found out we were having a girl we were so excited to start her nursery. I knew I didn't want to have an all pink nursery per se, so I chose a color palette of Tiffany blue, watermelon pink, and some metallics here and there.

My husband wanted to do wainscoting, and I was on board, but we didn't want to spend our entire budget on it. So we looked for some DIY wainscoting ideas and it turned out amazing for $200! After we had the tiffany blue on the walls and the wainscoting complete it was time for me to get my "creative" on.

It started with the curtain fabric that I fell in love with, and I used the colors in that pattern for inspiration for all the little details in the room (mobile, rug, bedding, pillow, etc). I, of course, had to have a chandelier in our little girl's room, and I searched high and low for one and ended up choosing a $50 one from IKEA. It was just perfect.

I would say my favorite detail in her room is the wardrobe display/floating shelf. I got the inspiration from Pinterest but tweaked it a little, and I love how it turned out! In the end the room turned out to be exactly what I wanted, and it is definitely more sophisticated than any other "grown-up" room in my house… not sure if that's good thing or a bad thing!

Source List:
Crib: Babyletto, Target
Chandelier: IKEA
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Glider: Monte Luca
Curtains and glider pillow: Rockytop designs, Etsy
Ottoman: Moroccan Poof, Amazon
Dresser: IKEA, knobs from Anthropologie
Ellie's Name: Letters, Zinc from Anthropologie
Umbra 3D flowers: Amazon
Closet: Done by husband, left organization tower is from Walmart
State pictures above dresser: Etsy
Night Stand: Home Goods
Lamp: TJ Maxx
Curtain for the closet "door": Target

Thanks, Whitney!

(Images: Whitney W.)


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