Laura’s Nursery Tour!

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) Hooray!! I finally get to show you guys my finished nursery!! I’ve basically been creating this space in my head for the last 8 months, so it’s pretty fun to see how it all eventually came together into a real life room. I knew I wanted to keep the nursery color scheme one that would fit in with the rest of the house, so I chose to use pastel lavenders, pinks, and greens as the main choices with some rainbow elements thrown in for fun. White, gold, and lucite are also pretty prevalent choices throughout our overall space, so I wanted to make sure they had some good representation in the nursery as well. Once all that was established, the challenge became how to create all of that in a sweet space for Baby while making it one that she wouldn’t immediately outgrow like she will with all the cute tiny outfits and shoes we have waiting for her (oh brother!).

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I was SO excited to work with Land of Nod on this room. They are one of my favorite kid’s stores for sure, and I love how they have a wide collection of items that are designed for kids but look sleek and sophisticated so they also blend in with the rest of your house. Some items are made to be just plain adorable and fun so you can get a good balance of whimsical and silly as well (which is important too!).

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) We have a bit of a lion/cat theme in the nursery, and this little lion rocker is just too cute to put away until she’s big enough to ride it! Such a sweet face to have around her room, and it goes with the lion felt bust I made for her as well.

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) The nursery isn’t a very large room, so I knew there wouldn’t be a lot of counter or dresser space to spare by the time we got all the essentials in. I added this beautiful marble shelf to hold a few special things like the unicorn photo holder I made and that adorable wooden pastel rainbow.

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I’ve heard from several Mamas that they really prefer a glider to a rocking chair, so I was so happy to find that this sleek Milo glider is craaazy comfortable. We’ve already been sitting in it a ton while getting the nursery prepped, and I keep having to kick Todd out of it so I can sit there instead of him. So it looks like we both approve! That sunglasses pillow is just the perfect fun touch for that corner of the room (FYI, I made the gold pillow with this gold foil method). I found a stool the right height for the glider and just recovered it with some faux white fur and chose this golden/camel faux cowhide to compliment the gold accents in the room (like that hanging gold planter behind the glider and the gold side table, similar here).

And yes, that IS a hand-painted wallpaper pattern that I created for the nursery. I’m over the moon with how it turned out! Totally worth all the work!

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!)
Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!)
Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I wanted a smaller dresser to fit the space without feeling overcrowded, and this classic-yet-modern dresser was perfect for the room. Since we attached a changing pan to the top of the dresser, we can use the changing pad and cover right on top, and then Baby can use the dresser without the topper later when she outgrows the diaper phase. The changing pad is GREENGUARD certified and the cover is organic, which is a big plus for me as well.

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I have so many of Lucent Lightshop’s fixtures in my house, and I was SO excited when they came out with this Perla Chandelier recently. How beautiful is that??

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) A lot of people at my shower were amused by how many books I had on my registry, but we love books, and I had so many that seemed essential must-reads for our kids that I just couldn’t narrow it down. I still have a lot of books left on the registry, but I figure I can always pace myself and buy a few for each birthday, Christmas, etc. Since we have a good collection started, of course we needed a place to put them, and this acrylic house-shaped bookcase was exactly what the room needed! Cute and functional.

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I’ve been really into wooden and rainbow toys so far so these rainbow beads, rainbow stackerwooden pizza teether (eeekkk!!), and pink bunny go really well with the rainbow plush ball and animal bath toys I’ve found. And yes, that is a mini unicorn in there too!

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) This crib!! I literally feel like this is my dream crib come to life. It’s got lucite slats on the front and back and the mattress “floats” in the middle of the space—it is SO COOL. Oh! Another great thing about the setup is that you can get a toddler rail to convert the crib later into a bed so you can keep that bed with your kid as they grow. I chose this mattress, waterproof pad, and sheet set for the crib (all organic!) to complete the set, and I added in this cactus pillow and DIY kitty face pillow for a pop of fun and color. Who’s that very handsome Teddy Bear in the crib? His name is Pooky, and I’ve had him since I was 4. So he’s probably the most special thing in the room for me personally. And in case you were wondering, yes, he’s named after Garfield’s bear—I was a big Garfield fan! I’m also obsessed with that milk blanket hanging on the crib! Obsessed!! Since washing things will basically be my full time job soon (right?), I also chose a simple white hamper for baby laundry and sheets.

I was having SUCH a hard time finding art that fit the space and felt right with the wallpaper pattern, but I finally ran across this neon sign digital print that I cropped down and edited a bit to match the space, and I think it’s so fun. Before that I was actually trying to find a photo of Barbra Streisand from Funny Girl (one of my favorite all time movies that Baby has heard a LOT of me singing in the shower) to put above the crib, but I just didn’t think anything looked right. So when I saw the “Hello Gorgeous” print, well, if you know the movie, then you know why the homage was still fulfilled…

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!)
Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) This wooden baby gym just kills me with both how sweet and how pretty it is too! Totally something that I already love seeing around the house, and it makes me smile every time…

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) I shared my custom closet door DIY for the nursery a few weeks back, and now that the room is done, I’m still SO happy I decided to make them. They really add such a special feel to the overall room and the star cutouts are a fun touch without competing with the wallpaper nearby. 

Laura's Nursery Tour! (click through for more photos and links!) Oh, and just as a side note, don’t be worried on my behalf that the nursery isn’t baby-proofed yet as far as some of the items and plants go. We are totally aware of all that stuff and planning on adapting our space as Baby grows developmentally. So I promise we have that thought out! And that hanging planter is anchored into the ceiling and actually behind the chair FYI in case that was going to cause you to lose any sleep 🙂

I kind of can’t believe the nursery is done and it feels rather surreal to say the least. Whenever Baby decides to show up now, at least her room is ready for her, and we really hope she likes it as much as we do. Is an adorable Baby the only thing that could make this room cuter? I think so too!! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with the NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Love this nursery! It’s so darling! You will be so glad you registered for so many books. My little is 5 now and I’m pretty sure she could spend a whole day sitting and thumbing through the Library of books we collected before she was born! So glad we have created that love of books for her!

      • This room is so cute!! I’m due with my 3rd in June and literally haven’t done anything! We are moving soon though……so hopefully once we get in the new space I’ll get on it.

        As far as the books, one thing I wish we would have been better about is writing who they are from. Some of our family is really great about writing a little note to the kids and the date the book was given on the inside of the front cover or first page, and its really cool to look back on and see where it came from. I know if someone is giving a gift they may not want to write on it in case you already have it or something, but just an idea to keep in mind! Congrats on your upcoming babe. Such an amazing time!!!

  • I think you’re missing a link in the sentence, “I was SO excited to work with on this room.”

    (That wallpaper is GENIUS)

  • Omg. When I grow up, I want to live in this baby’s room. Amazing. Perfection. Highly anticipating the ‘wallpaper’.

  • Congrats on creating such a beautiful and happy space for your baby girl! I’m 100% a believer that your environment influences you so much and this is such a happy place to be. Love it!

  • Came to the blog this afternoon just to see if the tour was up yet.

    ohmygosh I love it I love it I LOVE IT!!!

    Great work! I get very inspired by your whole pregnancy and how you maintain your style throughout.

  • This is a stunnning nursery. I’m expecting a baby girl myself a couple of weeks after Laura, but don’t have the benefit of a whole room for a nursery. So wanted to see which ideas I could steal for our bubs!

  • That lucite bookcase?! She is going to LOVE that when she’s playing with dolls and barbies! It’s a Beautiful nursery.

  • How gorgeous and stunning is this! Super inspiring! Congrats on your little one <3 !

  • Laura this room seems so unconventional and I LOVE it! It is so bright and happy, I feel like any kid growing up in this room is just going to be surrounded by positivity 🙂

  • So adorable! Congratulations! You are going to be such fun and loving parents xoxo

  • Without even knowing Laura or her husband, this rooms SCREAMS Gummerbaby!!!!! It is so perfect for y’all and I love that. It is unique and wonderful and happy and you have a very lucky little girl about to join your sweet family. Congratulations, and awesome job on the nursery!

  • By far, one of the coolest nurseries I’ve seen in my life. Very unique, so many colours too!
    Have an awesome weekend. x

    Joanne |

  • Wow, that seems great!! Nice job Laura, I am sure your whole family will enjoy this room!

    Can’t wait for the wallpaper post 😀

  • Seriously this is such a cute design. I love how funky it all is and what a blessing. Good luck to you and enjoy the rest while you have it 😉

  • I really like this nursery, especially all the details like the wallpaper and the lions. I just wonder how you’re gonna change the baby on the dresser. You’ll have to stand on the side of it, but then you’re too close to the wall. Or are you going to move the dresser further into the room?

    • Have you had a baby? Genuinely curious. I have always stood in front of the changing table (like where the drawers are), and changed my baby while she was laying perpendicular to me. Most moms/dads do that. The only time I’ve ever stood with her facing me is when I’ve changed her in the car. Even changing stations in restrooms are set up the same way.

      • Yes, sure, I have a baby at the moment. That’s why I’m asking. I don’t know if I get this right – the baby is laying crosswise to you?
        Does the baby facing you mean you are standing at his/her feet? That’s how everyone does it in Germany.

        • Essentially, I change my daughter standing at her side. If I was facing her, yes that would mean standing at her feet. My husband is so accustomed to standing next to her that even in situations where he can change her by standing at her feet (like in the back of my car), he still has her perpendicular to him-he says it’s easier. My German grandmother changed us the same way that I am used to. It’s interesting how things have changed/are different across the globe!

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            Ha ha, yeah, that is how American changing tables are set up everywhere but I’m sure babies get changed anyway they can!

            Laura 🙂

  • Absolutely gorgeous. The neon words in the art print are so vibrant that at first glance, I honestly thought you had put an actually neon sign above the print. Such cool and very “you” room. I love that it still feels like a kid’s room with an overt theme. Well done!

  • Laura!!! such a beautiful nursery!!! I kinda want the room for myself!!! 🙂 I love how you decor your rooms and this one is my favorite!!!!

  • Hi Laura! Beautiful space. I was curious–what’s the significance of the Phi and Omega in your wallpaper?

  • What an absolutely ADORABLE nursery! I love that it reflects your style but is still definitely a baby’s room. It’s the best of both worlds! Congratulations on your little one! Can’t wait to see this little baby girl!

  • This space is so unique and so cute. Every corner hosts something whimsical and wonderful. I love that the crib seems to tie in all of the home furnishings you chose!

  • This room is SO fun! The colors and patterns are fresh and beautiful. Congrats to you both! 🙂

  • Love it!! My little guy is 2 weeks old and his nursery still isn’t completed. But to be fair he was expected to come May 1 so his early arrival was a bit of a surprise! I love how your little one will be able to grow with the space. Such a cute nursery!!

  • This room is so cool, funky and cute. I want to sleep in it!!!! I love how it’s not traditional yet, has a vintage vibe and modern vibe….. Love it all!!! Congrats on your new addition, be blessed and enjoy every moment ❤️

  • Can you link the white metal cart you used for all the diapering supplies? Thanks!

  • Hello! Such awesome nursery! I am wondering where did you find that cute little three tier shelve on wheels? I’ve been on a hunt for a decent size to put next to the dresser. I too have limited space for my newly yet born baby boy (due end of sept.)