Dawn Sailors runs a lovilee blog called designingdawn. Dawn is an artist, style enthusiast, amateur photographer, interior decorator and a professional graphic designer.I contacted her and she kindly agreed to us sharing the lovilee nursery she created for her little girl, Vera.
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My goal with the nursery was to create a colorful, fun and unexpected space. No lace or pastel pink. I wanted a room that I would have loved as a little girl and that Vera can grow into, and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It is by far my favorite room in the house right now.
The first item to occupy the room was the dresser, a hand-me-down from an old inexpensive set my grandma had. It got passed to me when I graduated from college and needed some furniture for that first apartment on my own. At that time it was a grandma-appropriate cream color with flower appliques and a frilly wood trim down the middle. It soon became a distressed black that worked with my room at that time and stayed that way until I decided that boy or girl, this aqua blue would be perfect.
As soon as we found out we were having a daughter, I added the beautiful curtains from Urban Outfitters. I think I may have even purchased them that very day. I haven’t found a better place to buy curtains for my home. I love LOVE adding color and pattern through unexpected window treatments and they have the most unique styles at such great prices. As for the Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag, that was a gift from my amazing sister and friends for my baby shower. So pretty and so functional! It is even waterproof and wipe-able for easy cleanup.
Here’s the breakdown on the rest of the room:
That vintage bent wood rocker was a thrift store, I made Vera’s posters myself and framed them in spray-painted thrifted frames. The amazing hand lamp came from The Afternoon thanks to a wedding present gift card from my awesome sister-in-law. The flag pendants were custom-made by Alison of Starlit Nest Gifts. I love how they bring so much color to that side of the room. The wall flowers were a wedding gift. I’ve seen them at several stores, but I believe these came from Bed Bath and Beyond. And one of my favorites (a little bit of a splurge for me) is the incredible quilt. It is actually a blanket I found at Francesca’s Collections. If you haven’t shopped there before, I highly recommend it. They also have a great selection of clothing that doubles as maternity wear. I’ve loved this store for a while, but it was a staple for me during my pregnancy, since I refused to buy actual maternity clothes that I couldn’t wear post-preg.
Dawn put together a list of sources of suppliers used for the nursery.
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I am a creative at heart, who likes being surrounded by pretty things. My new house was the main inspiration for Lovilee, finding time to prettify, paint and ponder about change. Coffee, lavender, numbers, the color purple and my jeans inspire me. I believe that you should do what you love and love what you do! -