Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Even before baby number two was on the horizon (I’m due in five months), I started playing with ideas for a baby girl nursery. Now, I’ve been revisiting this for a long time, so there have been a few incarnations of the design.

Partly because some things weren’t available any more, but also because I decided to tone it down a bit and keep the existing neutral paint colour.

Mood Board #1

This is where the board started – using existing furniture and, for some reason, lots of owls. Owls were a thing. I think. Maybe.

Owl Theme Baby Girl Nursery Mood Board

The furniture is all existing. The wall colour is Bird’s Egg by Benjamin Moore, and I’ve been a little bit obsessed with it. That said, there’s quite a lot going on there.

Mood Board #2

With a neutral wall colour, there’s still plenty of colour, thanks to that playful aqua crib, but overall the vibe is a bit calmer.

Pastel baby girl nursery mood board pink blue

I found a substitute rug for the Pottery Barn Kids one in my original design – from Dash & Albert. I prefer the straight lines, and the best part is that it’s only $104 for a 4 x 6 (I think the PB one was $300).

Mood Board #3

And then I decided to actually spend some money and get a crib that I liked! I had a good excuse about off-gassing and formaldehyde in the cheap one we had before. Darling, I think we would be terrible parents if we didn’t get baby an expensive, sustainably produced, solid Baltic birch crib that is both stylish and versatile. You agree? Excellent. (This one is the Sparrow crib by Oeuf.)

Neutral modern baby girl nursery mood board oeuf crib

The new crib led to other tweaks. I fell out of love with the fabric selection I’d originally chosen when I found the modern Chinoise fabric (Mint Fleur by Caitlin Wilson). Gorge!

A few other tweaks and the overall feel of this baby girl nursery is calmer still. And maybe a little more sophisticated too.

{ Update: I wasn’t done tweaking! Check out this post to see this mood board develop more, or check this post to see the final room reveal. }



  1. September 28, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    Such a pretty and cheerful color palette! What a lucky little lady your baby will be 🙂

  2. October 20, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    Love your darling inspiration board- so many cute details! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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