Virginia's Nursery

This past weekend I finally got around to taking a few pictures of Virginia's nursery.  I've been putting off taking these pictures waiting until her nursery was officially "done" but then I realized I'm so short on time these days her nursery will likely never really be done.  I may have mentioned it before, but Virginia's nursery is actually the master bedroom of our house.  You can probably tell from these pictures, but her room is huge, especially for a house as old as ours.  When we first moved in we decided we would never have enough furniture to fill the bedroom as a master bedroom, and instead decided to make it a giant nursery.  If Virginia becomes a big sister one day, our plan is for her to share this room with her sibling.  :)

I shared plans for this room here, and I think the room turned out pretty close to how it was imagined.  I really wanted this room to be colorful and full of Virginia's art and toys as the years go by.  So many pieces in the room are things we already had, but I'll share sources and tons of photos below.


The twin beds were actually my mother's childhood beds with simple matelass√© bedspreads from Bed Bath and Beyond.  The splatter paint pillows are from Biscuit.  We purchased an inexpensive chest at auction to use between the beds and the gourd lamps are from a local boutique Cottage & Vine in Columbia.  The elephant and giraffe bookends are Serena and Lily (a gift from grandparents) and the art between the beds is by Michelle Armas.  (It's a print.  Wish we could have done an original but Virginia will never know the difference!)

For her rugs we decided on two Dash and Albert rugs.  In the end, two smaller rugs looked better than one huge rug.  One rug really took over the entire room.  Her crib is an inexpensive Jenny Lind, but I loved it's old fashioned classic look.  Crib splatter paint bedding by Biscuit.  Art above the crib is an old framed Spoleto poster, and the hot air balloon mobile is from Shower Me With Love in Charlotte.

We DIYed her glider (a tutorial to come!) and the blue and white garden stool I purchased to actually sell in a booth here in Charlotte.  (I purchased LOTS of stuff to sell in a booth here in Charlotte and then the next weekend I found out I was pregnant so the booth never happened.  So many of my purchases have ended up in Virginia's room.)  The pillows on the glider and crib by Kevin O'Brien Studio.  The bookcase was actually made by my grandfather for my nursery when I was a child. 

I'm using an antique buffet (another purchase that I planned to sell in my booth!) as a changing table for now.  I found the toile flower lamp at a vintage shop and the black mirror is an inexpensive piece that I painted a long time ago.  I would love something more fun like this, but it's not in the budget for now.

Right now this nursery stays nice and neat (too neat!) like this since Virginia can't yet move around, but I really look forward to the day that she has lots of room to run around in here, pull out all of her toys, invite friends (or a future sister) to have a slumber party with her, etc.  I'd love to add roman shades or some type of drapery to all of these windows to soften the room, but for now we're pretty pleased with our girl's sweet room! 

~Mary Keller

5 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS!! And I love the print between the beds--may be making a purchase from her myself!!

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    1. Thanks Lindsay! Her room is tough b/c it's big and hard to fill! I feel like it looks empty but what else do I fill it with??! and I love Michelle Armas' work. The print I got was nice b/c it didn't need to be framed! even better!
      ~Mary Keller

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  2. Mary Keller, I LOVE this!! So many great pieces, and they all work together so well!! I am so glad you posted these pictures!

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  3. Thanks Betsey! so sweet of you! We still owe you and Tim dinner so you'll have to come see it in person sometime! :)
    ~Mary Keller

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  4. I LOVE THIS ROOM! You did a fabulous job! Still love the print between the beds (pretty sure I commented on this when you bought it) and the bookends are adorable!

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