Clara’s Nursery

“Let her sleep For when she wakes, She will move mountains.”

― Napoleon

Baby nurseries have always been one of my absolute favourite rooms to design. There is just something so special and exciting about preparing a new room for a new baby. Regardless of your taste and style, a nursery is a space that allows you to be as creative as you want and it always looks cute when it’s all put together.

I was recently given the honour of designing a nursery for my sweet baby niece Clara. Needless to say, I was thrilled with the opportunity.

When it came to the overall design, both my sister-in-law and I decided that we didn’t want a “themed” nursery. Instead, we preferred a room that felt soft, serene, feminine and glamorous with touches of gold. Most importantly, it needed to be on budget! It took a while with many shopping trips, but when all said and done I was so happy with the way it turned out!

First things first…deciding on the furniture!  This was the hardest part. We originally thought to purchase everything separately and have unique pieces that were all mixed matched. But, the only concern was that my sister wanted good quality solid furniture that my niece could grow into. So after much research, we chose this beautiful and feminine set by Pali. To create a high-end look, we switched out the knobs and replaced with these beautiful blush glass knobs from Anthropologie.

Baby Clara's sweet nursery.

Baby Clara’s sweet nursery.

Anthropologie knobs

Anthropologie knobs

When it comes to designing a space, I like to pull colours and patterns from one inspiration piece. In this case, we fell in love with this crib bedding set from Restoration Hardware and used it as a guide to pull all the other pieces together.

Love became the theme of the nursery!

All you need is love…

Next we had to decide on a rocking chair, which to me (besides the crib) is probably one of the most important pieces in a nursery! Wanting a custom look (but not wanting to pay custom prices) we found a perfect fixer-upper on Kijiji for a whopping $40.00!!!  The adorable linen polka dot fabric cost just under $100.00 and the labour and new foam came to $300.00. All in, this amazing chair cost $440.00….A-MAZING!!!

Here is the before and after…

Love the way it turned out.

Love the way it turned out.

A cosy spot for Momma and Babe.

A cosy spot for Momma and Babe.

With all the main pieces out of the way it was time to decorate and accessorize!

Girly details...

Girly details…

The shelves and brackets were purchased from Ikea. I white washed the (natural pine) shelves and spray painted the (once black) shelf brackets! A little paint goes a long way!

Love print from SS Print Shop. Heart canvas hand painted for my sweet niece by yours truly...

Love print from SS Print Shop. Heart canvas hand painted for my sweet niece by yours truly…



Found this mirror by total fluke, it fits in perfectly!

Found this mirror by total fluke, it fits in perfectly!

Lastly, I have to give full credit to my sister-in-law for designing the sweetest closet for her baby girl. The heart decals are my favourite.

Clara's closet....I'm jealous!!!

Clara’s closet….I’m jealous!!!

I had so much fun working on this room. It was a true labour of love! I hope that Mommy and Clara enjoy this room for years to come.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo Thelma








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18 Comments on Clara’s Nursery

  1. Karen
    May 10, 2015 at 10:58 am (4 years ago)

    Where can I buy the heart decals? Love the nursery!

    • tchaves
      May 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Karen! You can buy the decals at Urban walls on line. Thanks so much!!

  2. Jessica
    April 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Love this nursery! We’re using Odessa Pink too so this is great inspiration. Where did you find your white chandelier?

    • tchaves
      April 24, 2015 at 12:00 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you Jessica! Congrats on your baby, what an exciting time! The chandelier was silver from Ikea, we just sprayed it white. Hope that helps :)

  3. Jessica
    December 28, 2014 at 10:47 am (4 years ago)

    The chair is so lovely! I love the before and after and after seeing this was thinking of doing a DIY myself. Was wondering where you found your fabric or where good fabric could be purchased and any recommendations on any upholstery places. Thanks.

  4. Aliya
    September 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

    What a beautiful nursery! I especially die for the gold sprayed brackets! Is there a brand you recommend for gold spraypaints? I find different brands offer different finishes of gold and some can leave a runny/messy finish.

    • tchaves
      September 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Aliya,

      Thank you!!! It was a fun project for sure. The paint I used was Krylon Metallic. Have fun spraying everything Gold!!

  5. Sydney
    August 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm (4 years ago)

    What color paint is on the walls?

    • tchaves
      August 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Sydney! Sorry for the late response. The wall colour is Benjamin Moore Odessa Pink HC-59 :)

  6. Julie
    July 23, 2014 at 9:28 am (4 years ago)

    PS See you at BlogPodium!!!!!

  7. Julie
    July 23, 2014 at 9:27 am (4 years ago)

    You did an amazing job! I love the reupholstered chair and the framed initials. Really beautiful!

    • tchaves
      August 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Hi Julie, thank you so very much! That means allot, especially from you. I am sorry for the late response, my husband was fixing my blog because I was getting tons and tons of spam messages. Sometimes 300 on a given day so I couldn’t track real messages from spam messages. We’ve since corrected. Thank God! I am so new to this stuff…and yes, see you at Blog Podium!!! :)

  8. Allison
    July 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm (5 years ago)

    What a sweet nursery! You did a beautiful job. Wonderful details….the pretty pink knobs, the gold brackets and vase….I love this room! I also love your heart painting!!

    • tchaves
      July 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Allison,

      Thank you so much! We searched everywhere for gold brackets but couldn’t find any, so we found some black ones and sprayed them gold! I love details too…thanks again xo Thelma

  9. Chandra
    July 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm (5 years ago)

    Love this!!! Using this for inspiration for my new daughter, Everley’s room (if you don’t mind!) Where did you get the ceramic owl?

    • tchaves
      July 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi Chandra,

      Thank you, what a nice compliment! The ceramic owl was actually a gift she git she received from a friend. I believe it was from Chapters/ Indigo if not, then it was from Homesense.

      P.S. Love the name Everley!! Congrats on your new arrival!

  10. Michelle
    July 7, 2014 at 8:28 am (5 years ago)

    Wow! I love the touch of gold. So pretty

    • tchaves
      July 7, 2014 at 10:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much Michelle!! xo


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