Emerson's Nursery Tour

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery Tour Reveal

I am so very excited to share Emerson's nursery. This room was months in the making and quickly became my favorite room in our house. It was so fun creating a space with a little one in mind and I LOVED experimenting with playful feminine accents and colors while still maintaining the peaceful and minimal aesthetic we have come to love. We splurged on a few items, but this room is filled with DIY projects that started with, "Oh I LOVE that shelf...but it's $400... Rich, we can make that, right?" 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Oeuf Bookshelf

In addition to all the DIYs, many items were given to us by generous friends and family. The Steiff Animals were lent from Rich's mom, who played with them when she was a child. And my sister-in-law Chelle made these adorable moccasins for Emmi and gifted them to us for our baby shower. I can't wait until her little feet fit into them. Until then, they hold a special place on her bookshelf. 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Kilim Rug + Mocassins
Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery
See our entire nursery reveal and sources after the jump!

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery

Before I was even pregnant, I fell in love with Sharon Montrose's animal prints. The baby deer is a homage to the wildlife that frequent our property. We look forward to bird and animal watching in the backyard as Emerson grows up. The baby giraffe is a nod to the giraffe theme that organically arose as we started gathering nursery pieces. 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Sharon Montrose

We found this vintage Ilmari Tapiovaara rocking chair at a local antique store for a steal. The wood color was a perfect match to the Stokke crib, bookshelf and IKEA dresser, so we snagged it. Draped with sheepskin, it's surprisingly comfortable. And just like the other nursery furniture pieces, this can transition to any room in our house when Emmi outgrows it. 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Ilmari Tapiovaara rocking chair
Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Wooden Mobile

The Stokke Sleepi Crib was on our radar for quite some time and I love the fact that it can transition from bassinet to crib to toddler bed. The bassinet is perfectly sized for Emerson. She would be swimming in the full-sized crib and I like thinking she's more cozy. 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Stokke Sleepi CribModern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery

Emmi's closet is outfitted with this awesome colorful cube storage made by Rich (check out the DIY here). Having extra storage for things like diapers, wipes, blankets, etc. has made a really big difference in keeping me feeling organized. 

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Cube Storage
Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | Oeuf Bookcase
Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery
Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | DIY Beaded Pendant

The dresser is an IKEA hack of the TARVA 6-drawer chest painted white with CabinetCoat paint, stained with Minwax Wood Finish in Ipswich Pine 221, and outfitted with new tapered legs.

Modern Colorful Baby Girl Nursery | DIY Ikea Tarva Hack

DIY Changing Pad Cover // DIY Colorful Cube Storage // DIY Circle Wood Shelf // DIY Beaded Pendant Light // Stokke Sleepi Crib // Oeuf Mini Library // Vintage Steiff Animals // Molecule Building Set via Ferm Living // Matilda Sheer Curtains via IKEA // Sannolikt Curtain rod set via IKEA // Round mirror via Homegoods // Antique rug via Etsy //  Baby Mobile // TARVA 6-drawer dresser via IKEA //  Holtztiger Wooden Animals // Sheepskin Rens via IKEA // Braided Pouf via DwellStudio // Baby Animal Prints via The Animal Print Shop

I tried to include the sources for as many details of our nursery as possible, but if you have ANY questions about something in Emerson's room, ask me in the comments! 


  1. Hi, where did you find the legs for the dresser? Loveeee the room

  2. Where did you get the frames for the animal prints?

  3. Hi! Wondering where on Etsy the rug is from? Love it!

  4. Hi! Wondering if you can share where the rug is from? Love it!