Caroline’s Nursery

The nursery is officially ready for Caroline’s arrival! For months we’ve been perfecting this little space and we are so happy with how it turned out. I absolutely love everything about this room. It’s cozy, calm and beautiful – the perfect place to rock a little babe to sleep in.

For the crib we chose the Kendall Low-Profile Fixed Gate Crib from Pottery Barn. It’s gender neutral, classic style sold me right away. But the best part? The “low profile” model is 4″ shorter than a  traditional crib, making it the perfect design for petite parents like us. Between my mom and my sister, we luckily didn’t have to purchase anything related to the crib which was a huge help.

Our rocker was our biggest splurge for the nursery and we knew it would be so we cut back in other decor areas to adjust for this spend. I really wanted a comfortable chair that didn’t scream “baby nursery” so we could use it forever. The Wingback Convertible Rocker from Pottery Barn was exactly what we were looking. After babies, this chair can be converted to a traditional armchair by installing stationary feet. It’s also super comfortable and big enough to comfortably fit two kids and plus mommy or daddy for story time. The day our chair arrived I cried. It was the first time I felt like things were getting “real” as I sat in our rocker thinking about how soon I would have our baby in my arms.

I wanted to keep the room very bright and neutral so we chose simple white curtains instead of a colored or patterned set and added a second rod for some lace! We may add roll down blackout shades if this room doesn’t get dark enough during nap time.

We decided to use glass knobs throughout the room on the dresser, side table and curtain tie backs. I love them so much.

The bookshelves have been one of my favorite projects to date. We picked up 4 spice racks from Ikea and spray painted them white. I love how Matt placed them low enough for Caroline to reach her books once she’s mobile.

For one of our baby showers our guests were asked to bring a signed book in lieu of a card which made filling our bookshelves so great. We now have the best book collection for Caroline’s arrival.

 We also decided to add more storage to Caroline’s closet by building cubbies and installing a second rod for clothes. You can read about our closet makeover {here}!

We had the hardest time picking out only two pictures from our maternity shoot for these frames.

For my diaper bag, I decided to go with the Logan Square Stevie Baby Bag from Kate Spade. Another Black Friday steal, I scored my bag 70% off!

The dresser, oh the dresser! I can’t believe how quickly {and affordable} this project came together. For the full story, {click here}

I have a little bit of space left on the shelf for a few more decorative things. I’m planning to frame Caroline’s hospital beanie once she’s home.

I love Caroline’s hospital go-home outfit so much that I keep it out on her changing table so I can admire it when I’m in her nursery.


Wall Stencil: Royal Design Studios Wonderment Trellis Stencil // Crib // Bedding // Mobile // Wingback Rocker // Pillow + Sham (no longer available) // Ottoman (no longer available) // Side Table w/ Glass Knob // Rug // Curtains + Sheer Lace Curtains + RodCurtain Rod Holder + Wall/Ceiling BracketFinials  // Door Knob Curtain Tie-Backs // Spice Rack Bookshelves // Closet Baskets: TJ Maxx Homegoods // Frames // Dresser: Reinvented Charlotte // Hamper



  1. Caroline {Virginia Sweet}
    April 21, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    The room is simply stunning Christina! Little Caroline is a lucky baby girl!

  2. Amy @ Love & Hot Chocolate
    April 21, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    The nursery is BEAUTIFUL. I agree with Caroline… Little Caroline is very lucky!

  3. Elda Larrazabal
    April 21, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Miss Caroline's Nursery is just beautiful!!

  4. Jessica
    April 21, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    This looks beautiful, Christina! Seeing that print above the dresser that says "Babies Don't Keep" made me so emotional – because it's so true. Our little guy is turning one next month, and yet, I remember lovingly decorating his nursery like it was yesterday. Enjoy every second of this precious time, sweet girl. You can always try for another baby, but you'll only have a first baby once:)

  5. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    April 21, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    I love this room so much, its beautiful!! You did such a great job decorating it, the pink rug and details are perfect!

  6. Vicky O
    April 21, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    Just precious! Great job 🙂

  7. Christina @ This Woman Cooks!
    April 21, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    So, so beautiful. It's stunning. I love nurseries!

  8. [darci @ the good life]
    April 21, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Oh friend, I almost cried. I remember this well — the nursery completely perfect and spotless…. everything in it's place and just waiting on that babe to arrive. Two things you should know (that I'm certain you are full aware of already)::: 1.) the nursery may never look this good again – ha!! and 2.) your home is about to be SO FULL OF LOVE that it's hard to even fathom. I'm so happy for you guys!! Her nursery is STUNNING and absolutely perfect. I cannot, cannot wait to see that little love in her gorgeous room! XO!

  9. elainaann
    April 21, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Caroline's nursery is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  10. [darci @ the good life]
    April 21, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    And I somehow overlooked the bump in the mirror and "Babies Don't Keep" print — so that sealed the deal with the tears. CAROLINE IS A LUCKY LITTLE BABY LOVE ALREADY!!!!

  11. Nikki
    April 21, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    What a beautiful nursery!

  12. Molly
    April 21, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Christina you nailed it! That is such a beautiful nursey! That room will be busy soon!

  13. Cassie Lee
    April 21, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    How beautiful!

  14. Kristen
    April 21, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    this room is seriously gorgeous. love everything!

  15. April of A. Liz Adventures
    April 21, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It is so serene and lovely, Christina. You guys did a great job putting it together! Can you believe the time is almost here?! I am so anxious to meet her and see her sweet face!

  16. Jen Dearmore
    April 21, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Beautiful nursery!!! So very sweet! You did an amazing job!

  17. BLovedBoston
    April 21, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    Oh you both did such a wonderful job!! It looks beautiful and such a calm and perfect nursery!

  18. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    April 21, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Caroline's nursery is absolutely beautiful!! She is one lucky little lady! Y'all did an awesome job!!

  19. Kelly Slater
    April 21, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    Gorgeous nursery for a gorgeous little girl! I love the way you organized her closet. I can't wait to hear of her arrival and see her sweet picture!

  20. Meg
    April 21, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    It's just perfect! I am so excited to see photos of Caroline in her beautiful room!! Absolutely gorgeous! xx

  21. Matters of Style
    April 21, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    So pretty! Love the stained doors!

  22. Jen
    April 21, 2014 / 1:54 pm

    It turned out SO well! I love how airy and bright it is! We also have the Kendall crib and LOVE it… baby girl just started sleeping in it at 4 months, so we've really been able to enjoy it more. You are SO close, momma! 🙂

  23. Sarah Walters
    April 21, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    So beautiful and classic! I love every single sweet detail! 🙂

  24. Jillian Manesh
    April 21, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    it's beautiful! so cozy and pretty. she will love it 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  25. Jo
    April 21, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    This looks FANTASTIC! What a perfect little nursery! I love it all! We just put the finishing touches on ours last night (well, for now anyways!) so I need to take pics before chaos (aka baby time : ) hah) ensues!

  26. Brooke Carson
    April 21, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

  27. Lauren
    April 21, 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Such a beautiful & classy nursery- magazine worthy!!!

  28. Tess
    April 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    It is truly a beautiful, beautiful room. I love the colors, and your rocker is swoon-worthy. So soon a little baby will be taking residence!!!

  29. Crystal
    April 21, 2014 / 2:45 pm


  30. Laura
    April 21, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Simply gorgeous!! You have such good taste. She will enjoy her room for years to come. Wishing you much happiness with your sweet baby.

  31. Erin
    April 21, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Oh I love it! It is beautiful!

  32. Kelly Elizabeth
    April 21, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Every little detail is beyond perfect! It seems, you've thought of everything and every detail has it's place! What a beautiful room to bring your new baby girl home to!! 🙂

  33. Lisa Loves John
    April 21, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    It looks absolutely amazing, Christina!! I love all of the perfect details!!

  34. Megan
    April 21, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    Such a beautiful nursery!!

  35. Paige Viollt
    April 21, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    What a perfectly beautiful nursery for your sweet baby girl!

  36. Megan Proctor
    April 21, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Baby Fever has officially hit me! Such a sweet and beautiful nursery!!!

  37. Sasha Savy
    April 21, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    Wow this is stunning! It looks like it belongs in a beautiful magazine. Great job mama!

  38. Karly @ Miss in the Midwest
    April 21, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    What a lucky baby girl! The nursery is so beautiful. Best wishes and blessings. XO

  39. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    April 21, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    This turned out SO sweet! We also went with the Kendall crib – although just the fixed gate version. I love the classic look of it and it feels so clean. I am also lobbying for that chair, wingback is essential to lean your head against!

  40. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    April 21, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    This is the best thing I've seen ALL day! Absolutely lovely and I may cry- is that weird?? haha Love it Christina!! xoxo

  41. Jodi
    April 21, 2014 / 7:39 pm

    The nursery looks incredible!

  42. Mateya
    April 21, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    I love it! We have dark woodwork/trim in our house (like your doors). Did you paint the trim in the room white and leave the doors alone or was the trim already like that? I'm contemplating painting ours but I'm nervous! It looks goregous!

  43. Adelyn V
    April 21, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Love love love this nursery! Beautiful and chic all at once. I have the exact same baby bag I also scored during a massive Kate Spade sale sometime last year. Your post is just what I needed on this day where I'm just frustrated with pregnancy in general and want to be done!

  44. Elena Ridley
    April 21, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Looks so beautiful! Love the woodwork!

  45. PrettyLuckyMama
    April 21, 2014 / 11:27 pm

    well done well done 🙂 The room is drop dead gorgeous !!!

  46. April Hoff
    April 22, 2014 / 12:09 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Christina! All of the feminine details are so sweet!

  47. Nichole @
    April 22, 2014 / 1:36 am

    Such an absolutely gorgeous room! We aren't quite ready for a baby, just yet but our in the process of buying our first home, and the rooms for future kids are a tad small…but I love how you utilized baby's space, so well {and beautifully!!}.

  48. Colleen @ TwoDelighted
    April 22, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    So lovely! You must be thrilled with how it turned out!

  49. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    April 22, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Loving everything about this delicate and feminine nursery!!! Now all you need is your little babe in your arms! Xx.

  50. Nicole-Lynn
    April 22, 2014 / 1:56 pm

    Everything looks beautiful! So lovely! The hard part is keeping it that clean after she's born 😉

  51. Ericka
    April 22, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    Everything is perfect! Now you just need that sweet little baby in there 🙂

  52. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    April 22, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    this is amazing

  53. Brianne Bracco
    April 22, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    So beautiful!!!!! You guys did such an amazing job. Only missing one piece…baby Caroline! She is going to be a precious addition to all of it 😉

  54. Ang Samp
    April 22, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Her room is beautiful!!! This makes me want a baby (and a new house) so badly!!!!! I love that she can grow into her room too. It's very elegant and not total pink-baby-like. Maybe I missed it, but I'm so interested in how you did the stencil/painting on the wall too.

  55. Sara Elizabeth
    April 23, 2014 / 1:36 am

    This is beyond gorgeous. I can't handle it. Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware.. no one has anything on you!

  56. Celeste Arrigo
    April 24, 2014 / 2:44 am

    Loooooove her nursery! You guys did a great job! And you are so super adorable!! Yay for her arrival…almost here!

  57. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    April 24, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    It is picture perfect, and ready for your little princess. I love all the pink and monogram touches x

  58. Nat
    April 28, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love all the white- it's elegant and peaceful yet perfect for a baby!

  59. Nina
    April 29, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    This nursery is beautiful and timeless. So perfect for your sweet Caroline. Wishing you a safe delivery and healthy baby girl!!

  60. Lauren Gillaspie
    April 30, 2014 / 7:42 pm

    Beautiful! I have a quick question – what color did you purchase the rocker in? Natural brushed canvas or texture woven cotton? I really really love that!

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