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Nursery Reveal


Nursery Reveal

Little Adalena Rey is 6 weeks old tomorrow and we can hardly believe it. These have been some of the sweetest, most magical few weeks of my life. Seeing Daniel come alive as a Papa has just made my heart melt for him even more, if that’s possible. My cup is full and my world has grown.

I love creating space that feels like home. For me, that means using design and creativity in a way that invites you in and inspires you, while being cozy and lived in enough to feel like you can really be in a room. When it came time to decorate Adalena’s nursery, I wanted to create an environment that would celebrate our family story; one full of adventure and creativity.

I also wanted to capture a space that resounded with the little whispers the Lord has already spoken over her. Her name comes from the Greek name Lena which means ‘light’. Throughout her room we have treasures from our pilgrimage to Greece. Daniel and I have spent the last 5 years studying Koine Greek so that we might become better students and teachers of scripture, and when we named her we wanted to capture the specialness of the season of devout study in which she was knit together in my womb.

Adalena is a third generation island girl, and I wanted her nursery to reflect her ancestry. Her little space is full of leafy plants, warm greens with wood, and a few small hints of soft pink. We live in a loft with walls that are soft cream, some brick, annd a ceiling make of beautiful wooden rafters. All of that brick and wood is in sight from her nursery, so we didn’t want to overwhelm the space with too much stuff. Some of the jungalow style that I gravitate towards can also have maximalism in it, which in the right setting can be really fun and beautiful, but I felt like too much stuff would crowd the nursery, especially since we are doubling it as a guest room. I instead opted for fewer, more deeply loved things. I’m so thankful for the white walls; it allows the books and artwork to bring in color, while giving us the flexibility to change things out with the season. Below you will see some of our ideas come to life; we made preserved moss wall art, a wall bookshelf that doubles as an art gallery, and a daybed decorated like an island retreat. I hope you enjoy our little space and I hope it brings you lots of inspiration!

Shopping List:

  • Dresser | Wayfair

  • Diaper Caddy | Ikea

  • Changing Pad cover | Etsy

  • Day Bed | Ikea

  • Day Bed Linens | Target

  • Throw Pillows | At Home, Hobby Lobby

  • Preserved Moss Art Frame | Hobby Lobby

  • Bookshelf | Target

  • Crib | West Elm X Pottery Barn

  • Fake Fig Leaf Tree | Target

  • Side Table | Target

  • Glider | Wayfair

  • Lamp | Target

  • Elephant Basket | Target

  • Leaf Accents | Target

  • Blanket Ladder | Hobby Lobby