There's a reason I tend to score the best vintage finds. It's because one of my most tried-and-true design tips is actually pretty simple: Always add something vintage. Adding something old and...
Baby Girl Roth Nursery Sourcebook
Brett & Jasmine Roth (that’s me!) and soon to include Baby Girl Roth
We’ve just about finally completed the #rothhomestead, which is the new-construction house I’ve been building for Brett and I for the past three years. With Baby Girl Roth on the way, we knew we wanted to turn one of the bedrooms into a nursery for her.
When I started thinking about the nursery design and how it would function for us, I really wanted a room for Baby Girl Roth that was an extension of the rest of the house, and cohesive in its design. The room was a great blank canvas to start with, since it already had plain drywalled walls, engineered hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a nice big window.
I wanted this room to feel really inviting, and not just be all bows and lace and frills – because, that’s totally cool if that’s your style, but it’s not how I envisioned this nursery. I wanted the room to feel sophisticated, and like it was part of the rest of the house, but also whimsical and a little bit younger.
The first thing I wanted to figure out was what I was going to do with the walls in the nursery before I brought in any furniture. (That’s a pro tip for you right there – you’re welcome!) So Brett and I sat in the middle of the empty room to figure out where everything would go. Obviously, we knew we wanted a crib, a rocker, a changing table of some sort with storage, somewhere comfy for people to sit (we wanted there to be more seating than just a rocker), and we also wanted to add a bunch of storage and something vintage.
I planned for the crib wall to be a really beautiful feature wall with some custom carpentry (more on that below!), and diagonal from that, an epic DIY crate wall to provide both visual interest and functional art.
I thought it would be fun to use a lot of color in this nursery, and it all really started with this amazing couch Brett and I found from HD Buttercup. The couch’s deep, rusty terracotta color really kicked it all off, and I found some awesome paint color inspo on Pinterest.
The next thing I did was pick a really pale pink color to paint the rest of the walls. I wanted to find something that wasn’t obnoxious or felt like “nursery,” but a tone that would add a little bit of whimsy to the room.
Baby Girl Roth Nursery Inspo
The Crib Area
Baby Girl Roth Nursery – The Crib
After we figured out which wall the crib was going to go on, I decided to make that an accent wall and I had my carpenter add MDF strips right on top of the drywall. Then we painted the whole wall this seafoam green color so it really stood out from the rest of the room. I think that little bit of custom carpentry detail really adds some dimension and makes the wall feel like it’s not just drywall. All said and done, this project cost about $50 in materials and it makes a MEGA impact.
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Baby Girl Roth Nursery – Rock Corner Details
Rocker Corner Details
Remember our great hunt for a comfy rocker? Now that we’ve made our final selection, the rocker is right at home in the nursery next to the crib, with the pretty seafoam green wall as its backdrop. This setup is sure to send Baby Girl Roth right off to dreamland!
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The Crate Wall
Baby Girl Roth Nursery – The Crate Wall
Special Project | Crate Wall: One big thing on our wish list for Baby Girl’s nursery was for it to have a vintage element that warms up the space and tells a story. My friends Kim and Tim at Ripe Designs had these awesome, vintage produce crates, so I bought a bunch of them and had my guys power-wash them, lightly sand them, and seal them so they were super clean for the nursery. Once they were sealed and dry, we hauled them into the nursery and Brett, my carpenter Brian, and I got to work installing them floor-to-ceiling on one wall of the nursery. (Create your own DIY Crate Wall!)
The idea, along with having something vintage, was to really create a statement while providing functional art. I initially got enough crates to cover the entire wall, but then I had a fun idea to put a full-length mirror in the middle of the crates. Why, you ask? Because I always see cute photos of parents holding their babies and taking mirror selfies. It’s a fun way to document their growth (and also to reflect light into the room). Who doesn’t love a good baby selfie?!
In order to keep Baby Girl Roth from climbing them when she gets older, the plan is to put big baskets in the lower crates (and also to not leave her unsupervised!).
These crate shelves give us the opportunity to display things that are really personal and unique, and they can really grow with her and our family. This is a really cute little set of crocheted dolls that someone from my production company made for us. Having the opportunity to display special things like this, and not have them just jammed in a closet, is huge.
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The Changing Station
Baby Girl Roth Nursery – Changing Station
For the changing table I knew I wanted to do something different. I used an IKEA dresser that I already had in my Warehouse to serve as the changing table, and ordered four different types of hardware from Anthropologie to take it to the next level. The idea behind using this dresser was to have somewhere to change the baby (obviously!), while also having a piece of furniture that could grow with her. Once there’s no longer the need to change diapers, we’ll just have a nice dresser in the room.
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The Sitting Area
Baby Girl Roth Nursery – Sitting Area
We’re so excited to bring Baby Girl Roth into this world, and with family and friends being such a big part of our lives, we knew we’d eventually have lots of visitors. To make the nursery welcoming for people to sit and visit, Brett and I decided we wanted to have a couch round out the sweet sitting area for the nursery. Once we found the DREAM couch – you know, the piece that kickstarted this whole design! – we moved it into the room and everything really started to come together. My Mom even came over to test it out after Brett and his brother Adam moved it into the room for me (because I’m way too preggo to lift anything heavier than my chihuahua, Tiger, anymore!). It was so nice having her there to see the nursery come to life.
Okay – back to the sitting area’s design! Instead of getting a traditional coffee table, I went with a grouping of two smaller tables and a basket, because I figured they’re easier to move and not as heavy, and also I like the difference in size and texture.
We also tried out a few different rugs for this space, and ended up choosing a big 10-foot square jute rug from Amazon, which is super great quality and size for the price. The jute covers most of the room, and we layered a smaller rug from Anthropologie on top to define the sitting area and add even more texture.
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If you’re interested in what we bought, we kept most of the products organized in a Pinterest Board. In our opinion, this is the easiest way to manage a project.
And here is a compilation of all of the shoppable links found throughout this entire post: