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January 26, 2013 · filed under domestic, home, pretty things, twins

twin nursery reveal

When my mom was here last week we were able to tidy up the nursery and take pictures so I can finally post about it here. My vision for the room was to have a lot of different textures (wood, linen, metal, etc.), and a palette of neutrals with pops of color (mostly aqua blues, yellows, and greens). I’ve posted below each photo where the items are from. I’d love to hear what you think!

(As a refresher, here is what the room used to look like after we first moved in, and here is what it looked like over the years when it was a guest bedroom. Don’t let those vertical blinds burn your eyeballs too badly. Here is my previous post on the topic.)

Nursery window wall

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. My favorite “greige.”

Rug: Zebra Grey Rug (I should say that the “grey” in the rug runs a little bit greenish, in case you are looking for a true silver gray.)

Chair: Buy Buy Baby, TRYP from the Best Chairs Storytime Series (with a 20% off coupon!). Custom fabric in “Burlap” linen (main fabric) and “Espresso” piping.

Pouf/Footstool: One Kings Lane (no longer available).

Curtains: IKEA (Pretty sure they are RITVA, but I bought them a long time ago. They have the hidden tabs at the top, which I think look more expensive without actually being expensive.)

Curtain rod: Target clearance section.

Blinds:, woven wood shades in Kyoto Brown, with blackout liner added, and “top-down, bottom up” option.

Nursery right wall

Cribs & Mattresses: IKEA, Gulliver & Vyssa Sloa

(The blankets and quilts are handmade — I’m going to do a separate post just on all the handmade items soon!)

Nursery right wall

Mirror: Martha Stewart collection from Home Depot (bought somewhat impulsively after I saw Abby post it on Instagram one day). I’m actually thinking of taking down the mirror and putting up something different on this wall. Perhaps a name banner for each baby? I’m open to ideas here! I love the mirror but it’s not very “baby” and we already have sunburst mirrors decorating our room.

Mobile: Vintage from Etsy for only $12!

Nursery closet wall

Small in-closet dresser: IKEA

Wall hangings: Mirror was a gift from a friend from Don Drumm in Akron. The ceramic piece is Miller’s footprint and handprint.

Nursery left wall

Nursery left wall

Dresser: A midcentury modern piece found on craigslist. I love it because it’s very shallow in depth for a small room.

Other “previously owned” finds: The giant mirror that weighs a million pounds (thanks, Dad, for hanging it!) and a small side table that could totally use a new paint job. The lamp is a hand-me-down from Andrew’s parents.

Storage baskets: IKEA. I have various shapes and sizes of these throughout the room and LOVE them.

Nursery art from Etsy

Etsy artwork: Heisenberg and Hubble prints, Beloved and be free print (for Miller), and a tattooed narwhal. All frames are IKEA RIBBA.

I think that’s it! We also have a variety of storage baskets (from IKEA and Target) in the closet and some under-the-crib storage. I just did some rough math and I think the total cost for everything that I listed above is around $2,200 or so. I’ve collected many of the items over the past few years so can’t remember exact prices. The chair ($500), dresser ($400), rug ($400), cribs/mattresses ($300), and blinds ($250) were the biggest expenses.

I love spending time in this room and hope that many of these items will grow with the boys and fit into their room (or even in other parts of my house) even when they’re no longer little babies.


  1. Anna
    January 26, 2013 2:32 pm

    What a great nursery. I’m sure the boys love it!!

  2. Lyndell
    January 26, 2013 3:54 pm

    Gorgeous :) I love the narwhale print and the quilts. My poor Rosie is still waiting for her room to be finished.

  3. Suzanne
    January 26, 2013 4:12 pm

    So sweet <3 Beautiful babies and beautiful space!!

  4. Kandi
    January 26, 2013 4:58 pm

    It is gorgeous! I’ll have to reference this post when I need to put a nursery together in the future.

  5. alison
    January 26, 2013 6:32 pm

    I must admit that the sunburst mirror makes me a little nervous as a mother, someday when they are wild toddlers it might hurt coming down on their heads. But I think this room is lovely! One of your most fully realized home decor visions!

  6. Emily
    January 27, 2013 4:37 am

    Love the tributes to Miller and your matching little twinsies chilling in their cribs. Ooh, and that mobile. Gorgeous space! I also liked repurposing things I already had for the baby’s room. Also, ikea is AWESOME!

  7. terra
    January 27, 2013 9:10 pm

    It looks great, lady! And I love that you’ve got a bit of Miller in there too. <3

  8. K
    January 28, 2013 10:41 am

    The room is beautiful. And I love the babies in the chair and then in cribs as the photos moved around the room.

    The tributes to Miller really touched my heart.

  9. BirdieDorf
    January 28, 2013 11:45 am

    I am glad the DD kitty made the cut …Or just remained:) I really like the mobile and how high it is- it can be a fixture. Abey will want to touch it when he visits!

  10. Liz
    January 28, 2013 12:23 pm

    Gorgeous! You should totally submit this to Apartment Therapy’s nursery and kid’s room showcase:

  11. Alissa - MissC
    January 28, 2013 5:02 pm

    That rug and chair are to die for! I love the neutral colors and how you paired new and old. That is my favorite style. I also love how it’s not too baby so it can grow with them. Good job!

  12. Angela Noelle
    January 29, 2013 9:09 am

    Just wonderful :) I love that there’s a piece of their brother in there too–so beautiful.

  13. katelin
    January 29, 2013 4:32 pm

    oh i love it! and that boat mobile is absolutely precious. nicely done, the boys have a great room :)