My Nursery Reveal

My little man is 6 weeks old next week and I can't believe how time has flown by. The weeks leading up to his arrival were hectic. It was a mad dash to get his room ready and the weeks since have been equally crazy. We were so grateful to have the Edmonton Journal come out and interview me about the space, you can ready all about it here. Last week I was thrilled to have Debbie Boccabella come out and shoot the space so I could share it with you!
My little man!

When we bought our house the entire front of the house on the second floor was one large long bedroom.  Originally it was two bedrooms and we reverted it back to a similar floor plan by creating one smaller room, Harrison's current nursery. The other half has become a landing with a much needed linen closet. If you have an old house you will know that storage is always limited. The landing is still a work in progress so stay tuned on that.

Here is a little look back…before:

The demolition began January 8th and I can only describe it as a dust storm. Thousands of pounds of saw dust, layers of wallpaper, plaster and drywall came out of our house. It filled an entire 30' container and the dust was so thick it set off our smoke alarms!

The men at work in a plume of dust!

When the dust cleared

The bin didn't arrive the first day so everything ended up of my front lawn.

One of the reasons we demolished the space all the way back to the studs is so that we could insulate the walls and make this room cozy for our little one. 

Getting drywall up makes everything better!

The closets in the right place.

We had some surprises along the way, knob and tube wiring, closets framed in the wrong place, a misplaced heating vent and difficult trim. The saving grace is that I am fortunate to work with an amazing team. Impact Contracting did the renovations, Royal Wood Floors refinished the 100 year old floors and Sherwood Woodcraft did all the trim.

The floors - original fir floors were in terrible terrible shape. Covered in years of grime, paint and nail holes. I'm thrilled with how they turned out.
They were in terrible shape that said they are a 100 year old floors.

I have a trim obsession, I think it raises every space to another level. Greg from Sherman Woodcraft made my trim dreams come true which is not an easy task. The trim around our doors and windows are made of 6 different kinds of trim!

If you haven't been following along, I didn't know what we were having so the space needed to be gender neutral. I also really wanted it to be a space that I would love to spend time in.

The space was an exercise in save and splurge. I knew a few key pieces that I wanted to spend on: custom rocker and ottoman, custom drapes and a beautiful rug. Which meant I needed to save on: the lamps, crib and storage.

I love my nursery but I next time I am 8 months pregnant I don't think I will embark on such a massive reno on such a tight timeline…Oh who am I kidding of course I will!

Here it is!!

I love, love, love my glider. It is from Silva 4 home who does all of my custom furniture. You can alter any piece with your choice of fabric. It is so comfortable, trust me I fall asleep in it a lot!

 I was 9 months pregnant, standing on a ladder with a level and a measuring tape determined to get these amazing decals from Urban Walls up. I was determined to get it done before Harrison arrived.

My announcement 

 I fell in love with this antique rattle on one of our buying trips to England and framed it in an Ikea shadow box. Here is how I did it. The beautiful silver plate was made for me by the amazing Justine Ma when I announced I was pregnant. The sideboard is another England purchase that I had lacquered. Love it!

The storage is from Ikea, the prints are from Yellow Bungalow, Justine Ma and Gingiber

I love that Harrison's library is filled with books from my childhood!

I agonized over which one of Sharon Montrose's prints. They are all so darn cute!

Little Ella snuck into a shot, do you spy the Petite Pehr bin, swaddles and sheets from my store?

I'm thrilled with the finished product, I spend hours in this room and it was important that I had a space that was comfortable for myself, my hubby and my little man. Now on to the next room! 

Source Guide:
Custom Glider Chair and Ottoman,  Plum Home + Design
Custom Drapes Pillows, Plum Home + Design
Side Table, West Elm
Overhead light, Restoration Hardware Kids
Floor lamp and table lamp, Target
Crib, Ikea
Linens & Bins, Plum Home + Design - Pehr
Rug, Plum Home + Design - Jaipur
Storage, Ikea
Blanket on Chair, Plum Home + Design - Turkish T's
Artwork on Shelves, Plum Home + Design - Justine Ma, Yellow Bungalow, Gingiber
Artwork above Crib, Animal Print Shop


  1. Your nursery is gorgeous! I'm super impressed how much you got done in your last stages of pregnancy! Mine is almost done except for one "gallery" wall and I fear, now that babe is here, it will never get done! Or I'll never get around to writing a post about it…haha. Is Harrison sleeping in his crib at night? I thought I'd be spending every night in Sully's nursery, but it's just been so much easier to have him in our room (easier for me that is!).

    1. Brie, I know the feeling. I was in a mad rush to get it all done before he arrived. Harrison has been a dream and he has been sleeping in his crib since he was two weeks old. I keep thinking our good luck is going to end but he's been sleeping 4 hour stretches! I will stay tuned for Sully's nursery reveal.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I have never been a fan of yellow but the way it looks in the light, it is soft and lovely - I have been inspired! Thanks for sharing your renovation process!

  3. What brand/ paint color did you use for the walls?

  4. I am wondering paint color too!! and crib bedding?

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  7. Love the nursery! Could you share the paint color?




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