Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Real Nurseries - A Dramatic Transformation in Dallas

A reader in Dallas submitted this before and after transition to me just days after her daughter was born. I was very impressed with her dramatic transformation and am pleased to share detailed photos with you today. She did such a great job!:



What was the inspiration for your room?
I knew that I wanted a nursery that could transition into a toddler's room if possible and I also knew that I didn't want anything super traditional in style. Once we found out it was going to be a girl I swore to myself I wouldn't go overboard with pink - but plenty found its way in anyways!

What was the first piece that you purchased for the room?
I first decided, boy or girl, that I wanted the Oeuf Sparrow crib in gray. Then I had two fabrics I picked out - one for a boy and one of a girl. Girl it was! So really the Oeuf Sparrow crib and the Duralee fabric used on the DIY pelmet boxes (windows) and the headboard/footboard of the twin bed. I guess the twin bed really came first because it is half of a pair that we inherited - but the pine was a little more traditional than we wanted, so the fabric was an attempt to pull it into the rest of the decor.

What is your favorite aspect of the room?
My favorite aspect is hard to say - but I really love how girly it feels without being smothered in bunting and lace. And the glider! It's very comfortable and gives me a a great vantage point of the room I worked so hard on. I also like all the bunnies that ended up sneaking into the room - it is the year of the Rabbit after all!

Now that your room is complete, what would you change or do differently if you could?
I'm not sure that I would do anything differently, but we'll see...Baby Eloise is now one week old so we're still finding out what's functional and what needs tweaking.

Please share links to the items you purchased for the room:
Fabric for Windows & Beds - Duralee "Astrid", purchased from LS Fabrics
Pouf/Ottoman - CB2
Glider - Little Castle, purchased from Baby Bliss in Dallas
Crib - Oeuf Sparrow, purchased from Baby Bliss in Dallas
Crib Bedding & Bumper - Serena & Lily
"Carpet" - FLOR
Sheepskin Rugs - Ikea
Night Light & Mobile - ABC Carpet & Home NYC
Changing Table/Dresser - Ikea
Dresser Knobs - Anthropologie
Ledge Shelf - Lowes
Wall Flowers - Umbra
Chandelier - White Elephant in Dallas
Chandelier Lampshades (added grosgrain & rick rack trim) - Lowes
White "Lace" Chair - Dahlia from Target
Grey/White Pillows w/ Trim - Self-Made


  1. Oh my goodness, I am so in love with your nursery.
    Delores Ensley