Gigi’s Room + Nursery Essentials

April 18, 2012

I love looking at baby nurseries, and I think they’re one of the most fun spaces to design.  My own children are babies no more, they’re in elementary school, but back in the day I did enjoy making their nursery special.  The only baby in my life right now is little Gigi, and she’s the daughter of one of my very good friends. Her mom asked me to photograph her nursery to preserve for the baby book, so I thought I’d also share a few images with you. 

Gigi’s nursery is filled with all the essentials for a wee one and her space is decorated in a classic color combination for a little girl’s nursery: pink and brown.  Here is the corner dedicated to reading and rocking to sleep.  A rocker or club chair is one of the smartest additions to any nursery and I always found having one in the same room as the crib makes the transition to bed an easy one.

gigis room cg

This mom chose a soft neutral tan for the wall color as a backdrop to her color scheme that includes classic pink and white.  I love the added texture of the seagrass trunk for toy and blanket storage.

I also think bookshelves are essential to a baby’s room, this one is also used to house a few of Gigi’s favorite toys. Pretty polka dot sheers frame the shelf and there’s a sweet pop of dark pink on the lampshade.

nursery bookshelf

stack of books


This is a sweet little “keepsake corner” for special dresses, baby’s silver rattle, and other loved things.


baby rattle 2


Storage storage storage is what all parents need and I like these clever solutions that include a behind the door organizer for more books and a door hanger for Gigi’s socks, tights, and hats.  A growth chart documents how tall she’s getting. 

storage behind door


I believe every nursery needs a dash of whimsy, so I love seeing these pink paper poms and lanterns suspended over Gigi’s crib!  Both the dark and light pink look so pretty suspended above the dark wood. 

poms over crib cg

pink pom poms over crib

pink and brown nursery cg


A very sweet space for a very sweet girl, it makes me miss not having a nursery anymore!  Lovely right? 

rocker glider cg

You can see a few more pictures over at My Colortopia today where I’m talking about decorating a girl’s nursery so be sure to stop by.   Also there’s a new post up at Centsational Style where you can read all about statement chandeliers in dining spaces.

So moms (and dads), what do you consider absolute musts to have in a nursery beyond a crib, rocker, and changing station?  I always had a music player for soft lullabies.  What is/was your one nursery essential? 



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