Creating a Dream Nursery with YouthfulNest (The BIG Reveal!)

So we did it, guys… we created my dream nursery!  Little did I know that when I created my Pinterest board to share with YouthfulNest during the design process, that I would actually love the room we created so much MORE than any of the images we used for inspiration.  If you haven’t taken the time to read a bit about working with a virtual interior design company, we certainly encourage you to start with this post!

As we near two weeks until baby boy is born, I can’t help but spend lots of time in his room.  It’s calming, serene, soft on the eyes, and most simply put: amazing.  I can’t even believe the transformation of this space in just a couple months.. and it really came to life over the past few weeks.

In hindsight, the process with YouthfulNest was so simple and the results were incredible.  (Well, I’ll let you be the judge as we share official ‘afters’ below!)  I loved the opportunity to work with such a talented lead designer, Lisa Janvrin.  One of my favorite aspects of this completed nursery are that it’s such a great combination of pieces we already had (i.e. the ivory dresser and chest, which we got painted a few years ago), as well as high and low budget pieces that add a certain ‘eclectic-ness’ to the room.  I was able to work with trusted brand favorites such as buybuy BABY and Minted and also be introduced to some brands I hadn’t had experience with such as LOOM Decor and Kroma Carpets.  I would have never been able to achieve a look like this without a little help… it would have been too “cookie cutter” and still wouldn’t have been the look I wanted to achieve.

Additionally, I don’t think this nursery would have been done for months and months (as a part-time working/stay-at-home mom of a busy three year old, it simply would have gotten pushed to the bottom of the list, and poor little man would have an eye-sore of a pink nursery).  It’s been so fun going through the process and also getting introduced to some fantastic brands who have made this room quite possibly my favorite room in my home!  I also know that this nursery was created not only for beautiful pictures, but also for function… I feel that it’s set up perfectly for me as I soon become a mom of two!



Baby Sheep Art (Minted) // Typography Art (Minted) // Crib (Franklin & Ben via buybuy BABY) // Mattress (Naturepedic via buybuy BABY) // Plush Lamb Rocker (Pottery Barn Kids) // Crib Sheet and Crib Skirt (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) // Pelt Rug (Kroma Carpets) // Glider (DaVinci) // Bookshelf (Pottery Barn Kids) // Stuffed Animals (Mary Meyer Toys) // Pillow (LOOM Decor) // Table Lamp (Bed Bath & Beyond) // Bunny Clock (PBTeen) // Throw (Saranoni) // Colorhouse Paint (Bisque .02) // Pouf (Ikram Designs) // Curtains (IKEA)  // Curtain Rod (Target)



Baby Sheep Art (Minted) // Crib (Franklin & Ben via buybuy BABY) // Mattress (Naturepedic via buybuy BABY) // Plush Lamb Rocker (Pottery Barn Kids) // Crib Sheet and Crib Skirt (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) // Glider (DaVinci) // Bookshelf (Pottery Barn Kids) // Stuffed Animals (Mary Meyer Toys) // Colorhouse Paint (Bisque .02) // White Rope Basket (Target)


After:Mirror (Overstock) // Diaper Bag (SkipHop) // Changing Pad Cover (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) // Crib (Franklin & Ben via buybuy BABY) // Mattress (Naturepedic via buybuy BABY) // Plush Lamb Rocker (Pottery Barn Kids) // Crib Sheet and Crib Skirt (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) // Stuffed Giraffe (Mary Meyer Toys) // Colorhouse Paint (Bisque .02) // Elephant Nightlight & Soother (SkipHop) // Diaper Caddy Basket (Homegoods in store)



Bear Print (Minted) // Vintage Swan Bookends (Etsy, ThePinkRoom) // Activity Gym (SkipHop)

Bunny Clock (PBTeen) // Activity Gym (SkipHop) // Bear Art done by big sister Alexa and framed by Framebridge // Giraffe Bank (Homegoods in store)

A big thank you to YouthfulNest and the companies we’ve worked with over the past few months to create this dreamy nursery for our little guy!  We can’t wait to share pictures of him in it!  Also stay tuned for some more pictures of our new nursery in a separate post (along with some favorite product highlights) for those looking to create a dream nursery of their own… along with a special offer from our friends at YouthfulNest!

Photo credits (for beautiful “after” shots): Rich Alfonzo

We partnered with buybuy BABY on this post, but all excitement about the new nursery is our own.

With love,



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