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Isla’s Coral & Mint Nursery

coral and mint nursery

It’s done! Well, almost. As done as it’s going to get for a while. With our first child, Adalyn, I had the nursery complete long before her arrival. Aniston’s shortly after her birth, and well, poor Isla – she’s 6 months. We were delightfully surprised to learn that we were parents of 3 girls on the day of her birth. I’ve always loved the color mint and knowing that we were not going to have a boy {3 seems to be our lucky number}, I wanted to incorporate it, but balance it with a pretty coral. The day we came home from the hospital, I ventured out to pick up the Rifle Paper Co stationary banner, and the coral and mint nursery started coming to fruition.

Until a month or so before Isla was born, we weren’t really sure what her accommodations would be. It was ultimately decided that Chris’ office would be moved to the basement and Isla’s room would be the smallest of 4. Chris wasn’t overexcited about spending a lot of money decorating yet another nursery. Honestly, I couldn’t blame him. As a mother of 3, I realize how little time they spend in their nursery in their infancy. I have learned to be a lot more practical. We rarely used the changing table in Adalyn’s nursery and stopped using it around 6 months {other than for storage}. We almost never used it when it was transferred to Aniston’s nursery. I found this piece on Craigslist and painted it a soft white to match the crib and added antiqued brass knobs. It could hold a changing pad, but instead, it hosts a couple of books, a small brass lamp, a photograph of Isla and myself and a few berries.

soft and sweet nursery

gold coral and mint nursery

I had Robyn Love Steele do Isla’s name in calligraphy for a one-of-a-kind piece of art that personalizes the space.

calligraphy art for nursery

I created a couple additional pieces to balance it with Rifle Paper Co cards {visit here for the easy tutorial}

baby gift - calligraphy art

I adore this photograph that Rachel, of RPM Photography, took of Isla and I just a week after her birth. I just can’t believe she was so tiny. It is unbelievably precious to me.

nursery decor - mother daughter photo

This rocking chair was another great Craigslist find, that found itself in the nurseries of 3 little girls. I’ve spent so many hours snuggling the girls in this chair. When you can’t find it, make it, or at least have someone else! I searched endlessly for a coral ruffle pillow and had a seller on Etsy create one for me. I was determined!

nursery rocking chair

stationary inspired girl's nursery

Rifle Paper Co stationary garland

I framed a favorite card set using the same method and spray painted basic frames. It’s so soft and sweet, don’t you think?

cards framed for easy and beautiful nursery decor

Again, being more realistic by baby #3, I didn’t purchase a bedding set. Blankets & quilts can’t be used until they are 1, and honestly, they are difficult to care for properly. Of course you’re also not supposed to use a bumper, but we did for short periods with Adalyn & Isla. Either way, I know now it’s not worth the “investment.” I found this Anais & Aden sheet on clearance for $6 by chance and it happened to be just perfect!

nursery bedding

I had a cable knit blanket from Restoration Hardware embroidered – it can be used in a number of ways whereas a standard quilt is more limited. It was inexpensive, but still adds a decorative element. The rocking chair was previously black. Painted white, it’s a place Adalyn loves to sit & read stories to “Isla Baby.”

girl nursery bedding

Can I tell you how happy I am that brass is back? When we first moved into our home 2 years ago, it was not only nearly impossible to find, but when I did, it was exorbitant. I paired it with ruffled curtains for an extra feminine touch.

ruffled curtains

baby girl nursery

The nursery tour wouldn’t be complete without a couple photos of those sweet cheeks, right?

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Isn’t she precious? Click here if you’d like to take our home tour.

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entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

19 comments on “Isla’s Coral & Mint Nursery”

  1. Hi Julie! The nursery is absolutely beautiful! I love how light and airy it is with little pops of color. I am definitely going to be trying out that framing idea. It was great meeting you last night! Your website is wonderful, and I’m excited to follow along:) Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. What a beautiful nursery! I love the softness & pink accents. I especially love the lines of that crib. If you don’t mind me asking, where is that crib from?

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  4. Hi! Beautiful nursery! What is the color on the walls?

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  7. Hi I was curious if you remember where you got the window hardware and curtains. I am planning on doing a play room for my daughter and I am going to use the rifle paper garland I used from her first bday party with gold and lt pinks.

    • The curtains were from RH Baby & Child & the rod is from Target. I will warn you, some of the trumpet rods are in a darker brass than others. I went back to purchase more for our new home & struggled to find the lighter brass. I’d love to see the room when you’re done!

  8. Hi Julie, I love the card set that is in the picture frames and was wondering if you remember where you purchased them. Would you mind sharing?

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  10. Hi Julie! I can’t find the tutorial for the Rifle card framing? The link in the blog post takes me to calligraphy wall art. I’m using the same cards in my little lady’s nursery and I love how you made small cards have such an impact on the space. Can you send me in the right direction for framing them how you have in this post? Thanks!!

  11. Hi Julie,
    I love that chair! I understand you got it from Craigslist but it looks like it has a slipcover on. If it does and you purchased the slipcover, where did you purchase it from? Thank you!

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