Auden's Neutral Nursery

My husband and I welcomed our little girl Auden Emory into the world almost four months ago.  

 Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Her nursery was probably the most personal space I've ever designed.  I wanted it to be sweet, calming and full of meaningful family pieces.  Our photographer snapped a few images of it when she came to shoot Auden's newborn shoot, and I had to share them, along with a few of my own showing you all of the details to our baby girl's room.  Below was my original mood board. 

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I really like how it all turned out with the exception of the wall color.  It came out much more yellow than the taupe I wanted.  I had purchased a few samples and put them on the wall to make my selection.  After I picked my favorite, I decided to take it to the hardware store down the road to have them match it instead of going across town where this particular brand was actually sold.  I will never do that again--a least for not for a neutral color.  Unfortunately the match did not turn out like the sample, and I didn't have the heart to ask my husband paint it again.  Lesson learned, friends.  All that aside, it was great to see my vision come to life.

 Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

 Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

This dresser is a family piece and has a bunch of "memories" styled on the top of it.  The baby booties belonged to my mom and the round frame holds a picture of my sister and I when we were little.  The brass animal figures were Target finds.  

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The Bible and silver cup were mine as a child and the sterling rattle was my sister's.  The framed image is photo of my grandmother as a child.

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I framed a Feltman Brothers dress that I wore as a little girl above her crib.  

 Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

The eyelet pillow in her crib was found at JCPenney and the sheet from Serena & Lily.

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Here's a shot of my hubby and pup Remington hanging out with Auden.  The gallery wall above them is a mix of DIY artwork, commissioned watercolors and maternity photos.  The sofa is a family antique once belonging to my great grandmother.  

 Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

Photo credit: Jordan Burch Photography

A collection of neutral pillows and gifted elephant and tiger stuffed animals (representing the mascots for mine and my husband's alma maters) fill out the sofa.

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The watercolor dog prints of our fur babies are some of my favorite pieces in the room.  Erisha from A Thing Created did a wonderful job.  The "I will be grateful for this day" print is an Etsy purchase that I've had for a couple of years and thought would be perfect moved into the nursery.  The oversized clothespin is one of a set of three from Ballard Designs, also a piece I've had for years waiting to use.

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The curtains were a great surprise TJ Maxx find ($25 for the pair!).  I added pleats with pleat tape to give a more custom look.

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I imagine we will spend many nights rocking and reading in this chair.  I hope Auden loves her room as much as I do one day.  Thanks for taking the tour! I've posted a resource list below for your convenience.  

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Resource List:

Crib-Restoration Hardware Baby & Child (no longer available)

Crib Sheet-Serena & Lily

White Pique Crib bumper and skirt-New Arrivals Inc.

Eyelet pillow-JC Penney (no longer available)

Pom pom blanket-Marmalade

Sofa-Family piece

Brass clothespin-Ballard Designs

Commissioned watercolor dog prints-A Thing Created

"I will be grateful for this day" Print-Etsy

Dresser-Family piece

Monogram sham-Etsy

Sweater pillow-West Elm

Table lamp-TJ Maxx

Rocker-Nurseryworks Empire Rocker

Gray Herringbone Tassel Throw-Pure Home

Floor lamp-Target (no longer available)

Pouf-Target

Striped basket-TJ Maxx

Curtains-TJ Maxx

Bamboo Shade-Wayfair

Light fixture-Home Depot