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Tour Our Gray and Turquoise Nursery!

I’m so excited to reveal our (nearly) completed nursery. I have never designed a room completely on my own before (my husband loves to get involved, too!), so it was exciting to have ‘free reign’ over a space.  I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted our baby’s room to look like from the get go, and I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

Click through to see our gray and turquoise nursery!


  • Our changing table and dresser 1 of 11
    Our changing table and dresser
    This is my favorite part of the room. I have a changing pad for the dresser - which my mom painted white - and diapers are kept in one of the drawers.
  • Cute prints 2 of 11
    Cute prints
    Above the dresser are two cute prints that my friend bought from Etsy (found here and here) and framed herself.
  • Gray is great! 3 of 11
    Gray is great!
    We don't know if our baby is a boy or a girl, so when browsing for nursery ideas, I had to wade through a lot designs that seemed boy- or girl-specific (i.e. pretty, pretty princess). I finally found an inspiration nursery that I loved this nursery from Modg. I loved concept of gray paint (we used this color by Sherwin Williams) and the white trees and ran with it from there.
  • A paper lantern mobile 4 of 11
    A paper lantern mobile
    I contacted a shopkeeper on Etsy who specialized in paper lantern mobiles and asked if she could create a custom one. I have to say Janie Girl Crafts is incredible. I am pretty bad at describing concepts aloud to others ("Um, I want a horizontal mobile… with blue… and it should be big… and pretty…") but she seemed to know exactly what I meant. There are about twenty lanterns in the mobile.
  • A dachshund nightlight 5 of 11
    A dachshund nightlight
    Sitting on the floor next to the glider is my dachshund night light. My friend Nicole gave me this for my shower she remarked on the card that it was the weirdest gift she'd ever given. But I love it. First of all, it's exactly the same size as my real-life dachshund. It gives off a really nice glow, which will be perfect for middle-of-the-night feedings. Plus, it's totally silly.
  • A great glider 6 of 11
    A great glider
    My mom generously gave me a glider for my shower I selected this one from Stork Craft. Choosing a glider really stressed me out this concept seems laughable if you've never shopped for a glider, but they range from cheap (with mixed reviews) to outrageously expensive (with mixed reviews). Not everyone uses a glider, but I know I will, and it was hard to select one. All in all, I am thrilled with the glider and would highly recommend it I think people just get really picky in their reviews. It's comfy, glides nicely, and the back is tall enough so I can rest my head back. Win, win, win.
  • A beautiful and affordable crib 7 of 11
    A beautiful and affordable crib
    Believe it or not, but the crib is actually from Wal-Mart. It's really beautiful and sturdy.
  • A hand-painted mural 8 of 11
    A hand-painted mural
    My mother-in-law is an incredible artist and has been painting the baby's mural on-and-off for a few weeks. She did it completely freehand, and it's absolutely wonderful. She still has a bit to go some shadowing and details but I'm not sure when she's going to be able to finish it up because of work travel. Hopefully, it will be complete before the baby arrives, but if not no big deal.
  • A creative bookshelf 9 of 11
    A creative bookshelf
    I bought three photo frame shelves from IKEA and used them to prop up the books I thought it was more fun that having the pretty covers hidden in a normal bookshelf.
  • Pretty storage baskets 10 of 11
    Pretty storage baskets
    These baskets are from Land of Nod. I love the color and texture.
  • A place to call home 11 of 11
    A place to call home
    All in all, I'm so pleased with our nursery. I can't wait to spend countless hours taking care of, playing with, and feeding our baby in the room.

Read more from Caitlin on Healthy Tipping Point and Operation Beautiful.  Follow all her Babble posts here!

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