lydia’s nursery

Well, friends, I think it’s finally time I got my bum in gear and posted pictures of baby girl’s nursery!  Since Lydia’s ten months old now, I figured I’d better post pictures of it before it’s time to change it into a big girl space.  To be fair, the nursery was 99% complete before she was born, save for linens for the daybed, but I don’t even want to tell you how long it took me to decide on pillow fabrics for it. And if I’m being completely honest, this room went from being the bane of my existence when I was pregnant and couldn’t make a decision to save my life to being my absolute favorite room in the house. I’m so in love with how it turned out!

From the beginning, I knew I wanted something feminine and sophisticated but not too babyish, so we installed our version of board and batten (read about it here), painted it a crisp white and then painted the ceiling the most beautiful shade of coral/peach.  When the table lamp is on at night, the whole room glows, it’s so cozy.  A champagne Jenny Lind-style crib, gauzy flax linen curtains with a coral banding, an antique oak chest used as a changing table, a handmade daybed, a four and a half foot long handcarved mermaid, custom crib bedding, gold accents and a gallery wall complete the room and make it perfect.  It’s everything I ever wanted my baby girl’s nursery to be.

The nursery gets a ton of natural light, making it challenging for a novice photographer like me to get the perfect shot (another reason it has taken me so long to post!), but, instead of obsessing any longer, here it is! I will post a full list of resources for everything in the room tomorrow, but for now, here it is.  I hope you love it as much as I do!


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  1. Kirsten L. on November 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    It looks amazing!! I love the mermaid above the crib and the coral ceiling!

  2. Stacey on November 19, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Seriously the sweetest room. I love it all and the ceiling color is perfect too.

  3. Kelly Stivers on November 20, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Kirsten-thank you so much! Those are two of my favorite parts of them room, too!

  4. Kelly Stivers on November 20, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Stacey, thank you so much, that made my day!

  5. Blog Reader on November 20, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    We are expecting and find out in a week what we are having. I would love to know the exact paint colors you use. This is just the sweetest nursery. I love the coral and putting it on the ceiling is so smart. Beautiful!

  6. Kerry Johnson on November 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Absolutely gorgeous room, so sweet and perfect for baby girl. Love the batten board and the mermaids of course πŸ™‚

  7. Kelly Stivers on November 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Blog reader – thank you so much and congratulations on your little one! A post is coming with all the details here shortly, as promised!

  8. Kelly Stivers on November 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Kerry – thank you! Your turn next, momma!

  9. Elle Woeller on November 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Such a pretty room! I love the window treatments with the antique dressers tucked in between! Elle

  10. Kelly Stivers on November 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Thank you so much, Elle, you're so sweet! There was no better place for the dresser than between the window; I love how the curtains frame it, too!

  11. sherry hart on November 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I love it! I all came together so beautifully:)

  12. Kate on November 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I've been on vacation for the last two weeks, and I'm just catching up! I absolutely adore this beautiful room! It is perfection for your sweet little lady πŸ™‚ My abosolute favorite part is the daybed built by dad. How incredibly special – on top of being a gorgeous piece. You've really outdone yourself! This is probably my favorite baby girl nursery ever πŸ™‚ Hope you're all enjoying it!

  13. Kelly Stivers on November 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Thank you so much, Sherry! That means a lot coming from you πŸ™‚

  14. Kelly Stivers on November 24, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Kate, you're so sweet, thank you so much! Your kind words made my whole day (and, I'm not gonna lie, the hubby's beaming!) Hope you had a wonderful vacation and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. Emily on July 3, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Can I ask where you got the mermaids? And rhI Mermaid water color on the gallery wall?

  16. Kelly Stivers on July 5, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Emily – the navy blue mermaid on the gallery wall is from Pottery Barn and the other carved one is from an antique store in Newport, RI. The mermaid print on the wall was a gift!!

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