Details of the Nursery

I’ve had a few questions asked about sources for the nursery, so I thought I’d share:


walls: Rhino by Behr {home depot}

bed & shelves: Raging River by Sherwin Williams




Peonies gift wrap by Caskata. I have not seen this line in many stores, but you can look for a retailer in your area here. I used wallpaper paste, rolled it onto the paper {you want to make sure your paper will hold up to the paste} then adhered it to the wall. Super easy and I love the result. Keep in mind that many papers are not a continuous design and do not meet up when you put them next to each other. Mine did not and if you look closely you’ll notice, but it doesn’t bother me.



bumper: made myself {!} using linen curtains from IKEA and white piping made from IKEA curtains as well.


crib sheet: 2 yards of fabric folded over the mattress. This material was my first inspiration for the room. Rarely do I find a fabric that I adore, especially one with a pattern. There is just a tiny hint of blue in there and while it doesn’t really go with anything, I sort of like the eclectic feel it gives. And it helps tie in the gold of the wallpaper.


crib skirt: Pottery Barn classic stripe twin bed skirt in porcelain.  I cut it apart and remade a crib size skirt. Then I added tulle and grey grosgrain ribbon to the bottom.  I run into this problem often: I have an idea in my head and the product just doesn’t exist {or, if it does, it is far outside of my price range}. Thus, I end up making my own stuff. And very rarely is it made properly or expertly, as evidenced by this crib skirt. But it is the look that I wanted and cost very little.


coverlet: about 10 years ago I bought two of these on sale from the Martha Stewart line at K-Mart.  Perfect for a little girl’s room {interesting purchase for a 21 year old, but so glad I did!}

pillows: made by me from left-over crib skirt fabric, crib sheet fabric and fabulous velvet given to me by a friend who used to work at the design center and has quite the collection of discontinued fabric samples.


ruffle pillow is from pier1.



created by me {here is the tutorial}



Again made by yours truly. I bought this satin in the holiday garment section of Joann’s after Christmas last year. It was 70% off and I think I paid $2.50 per yard. They are lined with IKEA white curtains {which makes them thick and dark at night}.  They were originally hanging in our master bedroom, but my vision for our room didn’t really work, so I decided they would be the perfect ‘party dress’ set of curtains for our baby girl. I added the ruffles to the bottom just to make them fancier.

They are hung with shower curtain rings that I find so charming.  They are from the Rachel Ashwell line at Target {sorry, I couldn’t find a link}.




The gold frames are old – collected from my mom & mother-in-law. I cut foam core to the size of each frame then fabric glued the same linen IKEA curtain fabric to it. Each little item is just pinned to the foam core.


Hope that helps!


  1. Emily it was fun re-visiting your wonderful little baby girl's darling room. Love all the elements, you are one clever Mommy!! Kathysue

  2. that was fabulous...glad to see someone else using IKEA curtains for projects...I love the details you add to everything!

  3. I love IKEA! And I love what you've done in the nursery. So so adorable! If we have a baby girl next I am so doing those ruffled curtains! Absolutely adorable! Btw I found your blog on fab k I think it was. Love looking at your blog. :)

  4. Everything is just perfect and the fact that you made most of it, is so sweet! you are on talented lady!

  5. Hi Emily!

    I love your blog and can't believe that you are able to keep up with it and take care of a newborn! I have what I hope is a quick question about the curtains that you made for the nursery. The ruffle on the curtain, did you take a piece of material, fold it in half right sides together and stitch the long open side and then open it up on itself so the right side shows and then run a long gathering stitch down the middle and then gather it and sew it to the curtain? I hope this makes sense! I am making four Easter dresses and would like to have a ruffle like the one on your curtains at the bottom of the dresses. Thanks so much for any help you can give me!

  6. Monica: hope you get this before easter!

    To make the ruffle, I just left the edges raw and did the gather stitch down the middle, then stitched it to the curtains. I like the raw edges on the curtains but I'm not sure if they would hold up well on a dress. Perhaps you should do as you said with sewing a tube first, then stitching down the middle. Send a photo when you are done ... I'd love to see what you made!

  7. Thanks so much for the info! The edge does not look raw! I am so glad you understood what I was saying with the tube! It is 11pm here and I am still at it! I will try and send a picture when I am done - that my be beyond my technical capabilities :) Thank you again - I still am in awe with all that you do with a newborn - it was all I could do to get my teeth brushed! Have a very Happy Easter!

  8. Emily...where is the lamp from? And how did you use pins to do the shoes?

  9. What a great bedroom for a lucky little girl!