SOFT AND FEMININE GARDEN NURSERY TOUR

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There’s nothing better than getting a glimpse at the overwhelming joy brought to a family when they bring home a sweet baby for the first time. From the prep ahead of time, making sure the nursery is just gorgeous, to bringing them home for the first time, it’s such a time to celebrate. We are so thrilled to have Photographer Emily Gerald  sharing photos of her new baby niece and the stunning nursery that mom and dad put together for baby’s first big day at home. Scroll on to see photos of this bundle of joy!

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From the Photographer: There is nothing like watching your brother and his wife-who happens to be one of your very best friends, become parents. I remember finding out that they were expecting and being elated that I would get to document their journey as they became parents. From their maternity session, birth story, and finally their newborn session and nursery, I have loved being able to document these milestones for them and give them a gift almost as precious as the one they gave me-a new niece to love and watch grow!
From the Momma: At 20 weeks pregnant, my husband I were thrilled to learn we would be welcoming a little girl into the world! I was ecstatic knowing I had the opportunity to design a special space for our baby girl to grow up in. Surrounded by four blank walls, my husband and I sat in our daughters’ room and mapped out where we planned to place her crib, dresser and rocking chair. From that moment on, our small list of must haves, such as light grey walls, white furniture and per my husband’s request, “mint green accents,” had organically evolved into a soft and feminine garden nursery. I searched Etsy for inspiration and came across The Prints and the Pea’s elegant watercolor paintings.  After placing a custom order for three prints, we had the beautiful beginnings of a garden themed nursery for our sweet Evelyn Ann.
Ironically, my mother reminded me that I too, as a little girl had a garden themed bedroom with Beatrix Potter’s, Peter the Rabbit décor. Light pink and mint green accents accompanied by bunnies filled the very space I grew up in. Once I realized there was a connection between my childhood room and Evelyn’s nursery, the space we were creating began to take on a much deeper meaning. My mother gifted accents such as the bunny mobile and the Jemima Puddle-Duck figurine that once resided on the shelf in my childhood bedroom.
We are proud of the space we created just for Evelyn. Maybe one day, the keepsakes passed down to her nursery will be passed on to her daughter and the generations to follow.
Photographer: Emily Gerald 

Vendors:
3D Wall Flowers
Personalized Baby Blocks
Cream Swaddle and Headband
Flower Swaddle
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    • Sarah

      This looks so beautiful- I’ve been searching for a good grey paint for my nursery. What paint color did you use?

    • Maureen

      I also love the shade of your grey walls!!!
      Your daughter’s room looks awesome.
      Can you tell us the paint brand and color? Please!!

    • Michelle Carney

      Agreed! Paint color please! :)

    • Lindsey

      love the flowers in the watering can – did you make them yourself?

    • Eva

      Where can I purchase the flower swaddle?

    • Anne Wilner

      This nursery is truly a dream. Where did you find the lovely mint mirror?

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Homegoods!

        • Tuyen Le

          Hi Ashleigh! Love your work. Would you mind letting us know what paint color you used for this room? Thank you!

          • Ashleigh Ferris

            Agreeable grey from sherwin Williams

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    • Meera Popat

      Could you share where you purchased that beautiful swaddle blanket from please? thank you!

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Finn and Olive from Etsy!

    • Jessica Sowers Holm

      Gorgeous! What is the wall color?

      • Please reach out to Ashleigh Ferris and she will be able to help! :)

    • Kei

      Hi! Where are the shelves from? Thanks!

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Ikea

        • Annie Matanin

          Do you remember what kind of shelves they are at Ikea? i love them and unfortunately cant find them on Ikea online!

        • Amy Schwartz

          What is the wall color of the nursery?

    • Julie

      Gorgeous!!! Would love to know the paint color on the walls!

    • jessica

      What color is the wingback chair from Pottery Barn? Everything is beautiful!

      • Thank you so much! Please reach out to our contributor, Emily Gerald and she will be able to answer any interior questions!

    • GmaTess

      Swaddle blanket is beautiful. Where is it from?

    • Lindsay Moore

      This room is so gorgeous! Can you please share the wall color?

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    • Lisa Hickman

      I would also love to know the paint color! It’s so soft and subtle!

      • Ashleigh Ferris is the interior designer that can help you with this! :)

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Agreeable grey from sherwin Williams

    • Dalton Rodriguez

      Hi! Your nursery is so beautiful! We are expecting a little girl, and I’d love similar colors in our space. Where did you find the pillows with the subtle white/pink/green colors? I can’t find anything like them online.

      • Ashleigh Ferris is the contributor that will be able to help you with this! :)

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        They were clearance from bed bath and beyond. Sorry for the late reply.

    • Belinda Oakley

      Love this! Would love to know the paint color same as other posters!

      • Ashleigh Ferris is the designer :)

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Agreeable grey from sherwin Williams. Sorry for the late response.

    • Morgan Walsh

      Hi! I absolutely love your nursery. I am thinking about getting the same chair from Pottery Barn. Do you happen to remember which fabric you picked? I went in and looked at it yesterday and am having a hard tim deciding on which grey fabric I like. Thank you so much!

      • Ashleigh Ferris is the designer for this space. She will be able to help! :)

    • Kenny Garrison

      The colors are phenomenal. We too are expecting a little girl and love the feel of this room. Would you share the light grey paint color?

      • Hi Kenny! Thank you so much for your kind words. This was a post by a contributor, Emily Gerald, so please reach out to her if you have any questions regarding the interior design. :)

    • Sanches Marina

      Hi, would you mind sharing the paint color please?

      • Ashleigh Ferris can help with this! She is the designer of this amazing nursery!

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Agreeable grey from sherwin Williams

    • Dani Smith

      Hi! I love this nursery! I love that little toy on the changing table — where is this from? Thank you! :)

      • The designer is Ashleigh Ferris who can help with this question! :)

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Pottery barn. Sorry for delayed response

    • Chrissie Rampone

      So beautiful!!! Our nursery has a similar theme already and gray walls too! Where did you find the flowers for the wall? They really pop, I love them!

      • Ashleigh Ferris can help with this question! :)

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Etsy!

    • Dani Smith Remington

      hi, I asked a question earlier about the little toy on the changing table and you reffered me to Ashley Ferris for that info; do you know how to get in touch with her to find out? Thanks!

      • Of course! You can actually reply to her in the above comment! :) She replied to another inquiry!

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        Sorry for the late response. I guess the inquiries go to my spam. Pottery barn is where the toy is from.

    • Georgia

      I love the cushion!! Where can I get this from?

      • Ashleigh Ferris

        The puff one on the floor? I ordered from a vendor on Amazon!

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