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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mila's Nursery

When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited to start designing a nursery for him/her! I was happy to say that we were having a girl and I couldn't wait to see all the design possibilities. I didn't want your typical themed nursery of a certain cartoon character, I wanted something she could grow into. So, I wanted to design a sophisticated modern nursery.

It started off with chevron! Of course everyone was doing the chevron thing but who cares! I loved the gray and modern aspects of chevron. I wanted to stick with 3 colors for the room, so, pink, gray & white were my colors.

I needed a focal point in the room and I knew that is where I wanted to add Mila's name on the wall. I wanted to paint the room in chevron stripes but I thought it would be too hard! We decided to go with regular horiztonal stripes.  We painted the lightest color first, Behr interior flat in Serengeti dust. Our wall measured 8ft so we made the stripes 12". We put blue tape down so we could paint the stripes Behr high gloss in Compass.

    My husband- "Babes"

I found some ideas on Pinterest that showed me different ways to display names. So the "M" for Mila was a DIY Project. I got some flowers, hot pink ribbon and a paper mache "M" from JoAnn Fabrics and hot glued them onto the "M". I also hot glued hot pink ribbon around the "M" to give it a finished look.

I purchased the decals from
"ILA" Font is in Passions Conflict- size is 18" - color in black
"phetsadavone" Font is in Whackadoo- size is 8" - color in pink
*Phetsadavone is her middle name* :)

Very comfortable chair to rock baby to sleep :)

Flower Decals- purchased them several years ago from IKEA

Curtain products-

Pink Pouf- HomeGoods

Chevron Blanket- DIY Crochet

Lamp Shade-

Floor Lamp Base-

Changing Table- after she is done with the changing table, it can be turned into a regular bookcase or toy storage

Mirror- Big Lots

Dresser-great storage -

Crib- Perfect for boy or girl

Zig Zag Fabric- Bedding was custom made-

Polka Dot Fabric-

Ribbon and Trim on bumper from Joann's

After I designed the focal wall, everything else just fell into place.  I picked out things that I love and that would grow with her when she was getting older. If you buys things you love, you can always find a place for it in your home! That was my way of shopping for her nursery!

Frames- spray painted them silver-

Add maternity photos or artwork!

Thanks for visiting!




  1. It looks soooo professional I love it

  2. Saw this nursery on Pinterest! Just had to stop by and say it is so beautiful!!

  3. Is the rest of the room painted the light color from the striping? By the way, the nursery is GORGEOUS :)

    1. Thank you so much!! Yes the room is painted the light color in Behr Serengeti Dust

  4. You did an amazing job on the nursery!! I want to do something similar with my daughters name. How did you calculate the size if ila?

    1. Thank you Sasha! The size of the ila is 18". The size of the "M" was 22" I believe and I wanted the"ila" about 4" smaller than the M.

  5. Gorgeous room! Love it. The pregnancy pictures are so sweet for the room, what a great idea. Her middle name is so pretty and interesting and different. Does it have a meaning/translation in English?

    1. Thank you so much!!! Her middle name is actually my first name. I am from Laos and it means Diamond. Thanks for taking the time to read my post!

  6. Thank you so much for the idea...this nursery is the best idea ever. i took your ideas and mixed them with my own and created a beautiful nursery for my daughter who will enter the world next week. Thank you again and here is a link for the nursery!

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  9. omg this is amazing! My name is Milagros= miracle but everybody calls me Mila and I am going to name my princess Mila!!

  10. This is so great. IN LOVE with everything. You did an amazing job. Thank you for posting up such detailed information.

  11. Mila's nursery has been an inspiration to my sweet little Myla's nursery! Your blog is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Mila's nursery has been an inspiration to my sweet little Myla's nursery! Your blog is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  13. La chambre est magnifique j adore :) J aimerais faire savoir le nom exact et la marque des couleurs elles sont magnifique et j aimerais faire la même chose pour la chambre de ma fille merci d avance

  14. Hi! You room is lovely!
    I am a Polish architecture and interior blogger.
    Once, I found your nurseury pictures on Pinterest and put along my others inspirations to my blogg. Then I started to get many questions about your room. Can I use your pictures to make a polish shopping list for my followers i Poland? Of course I link you to my website, but coould you give my permition to youse your photos?
    I would be very glad!
    Please write me back, I will wait your anwser,