Bébé bébé bébé Nursery :: Carrie of Making Lemonade
Thursday, September 12, 2013 by {darlene}

Bébé bébé bébé Nursery

Bebe bebe bebe nursery series

{BABY update!!: SHE IS HERE!!! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has so graciously and beautifully helped us welcome baby Georgia to this world! Your comments and your prayers are TREASURE to us!!! Check Instagram or Facebook for the latest!}
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Thursdays is the day for the Bébé bébé bébé Nursery series here at FHD: featuring Girl Nurseries designed by some of the most gifted designers and creative decor bloggers from around the web. {Need some boy nursery awesomeness? Check out Bijou and Boheme‘s Baby Baby Baby Nursery series.}

Today’s designer is the lovely Carrie of Making Lemonade. I have been blessed to not only meet Carrie, but also to have her here at my home {and she brought me the most amazing hostess gift of vintage brass candlesticks}. She is SUCH a thoughtful, warm and gifted girl, and I am thankful to call her friend.  Please give a warm welcome to Carrie, and be sure to keep up with her fantastic blog, Making Lemonade, that will help you add an artistic touch to all areas of your daily family living!

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The contradiction when designing a nursery is that you’re pouring your heart into designing for someone you haven’t even met. A very special, wonderful, beautiful little someone, that is– and yet, you can only guess who that person will become. Which makes it all the more fascinating! You’re making your mark by designing for who you hope they will be, guessing at what they’ll love, and leaving room to watch them grow. Such a personal and special room to create!

When my daughter was born, things did not go well with the delivery. She was in the hospital for two months, leaving me to venture into her empty nursery one day and look around at what I’d designed. It was sweet… and soft… and lovely. My daughter embodied all those things, but she was also incredibly strong, vibrant, and glowing with charm despite the tubes and wires. See? I designed the room for who I thought she’d be– and it turns out, I was off. Within a year, I’d redesigned it with bolder colors to match our daughter’s spirit.

Every once in awhile I like to indulge my inner designer, so huge thanks to Darlene for allowing me to share the nursery that should have been. Sweet for my pink-loving girl, and sassy for the fighting spirit that kept her alive. As an avid reader, she needs room for books so the x-framed bookcase gives plenty of space for storage. Black and white patterns are supposed to help with brain development, so the rug is a perfect spot to include it. Lots of organic elements for my nature loving girl– gold tones, woven basket pendant light, the blossom mirror and a feather curtain tie-back. Touch of Greek Key on the bottom of the gold lamp, a nod to our Greek heritage. A mix of high-end items with inexpensive pieces allows the room and furniture to grow from baby to child to the teenage years. Plus, an accent wall with Lantern wallpaper keeps it fun (and it’s a more sophisticated nod to her favorite movie, Tangled). Here’s my sweet and sassy and bold nursery for girly girls with panache, the nursery that should have been!

Sweet & Sassy Nursery Design







pendant lamp



bird pillow

ampersand pillow

moon and stars pillow

rocking horse


feather tie-backs

Paint Colors:

Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray

Sherwin Williams Eider White


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to play with design and think about babies once more. Darlene, congratulations on the new little lady who will no doubt be loved from the top of her head to the tip of her toes! For more fresh ideas for home and family, stop by and visit the blog, chat on Twitter, converse on Facebook, share on Pinterest, or snap with me on Instagram.

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Thank you SO MUCH, Carrie, for sharing your gorgeous design with us!  I LOVE IT! I especially love the combo of gray, black & white, and coral. And that wallpaper and the etagere?? TOO MUCH GORGEOUSNESS!! Pretty much AMAZING!

I am having so much fun with this series. You will definitely want to check out all of the amazing designs to be endlessly inspired. What fun to be planning a nursery in a time when the choices are endless, gorgeous and flexible!  My girl’s design board may be done already {nursery reveal in due time! no pun intended. But it is ALMOST done!}, but the GORGEOUS ideas just keep coming! Thank you to all you amazing gals for such great designs.

Be sure to leave some comment love here for Carrie, sharing your thoughts on this beautifully designed space!

And do share!! What elements from this design would you use in your own home??






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I am thrilled to announce that I will be getting my Birth Announcements from Minted, my favorite source for first class, custom stationery, announcements and invitations! I cannot wait to see her sweet face on these gorgeous cards!!!!!


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  • I’m so happy for your Darlene! She is precious and such a sweet Blessing! This nursery is oh so cute! Simple and clean with a few fun pops of color…oh and the gold of course!


  • LOVE the curtains and the dresser. I love how this can also transition over the years into differed types of rooms

  • Darlene, I can’t believe how much Georgia looks like Caleb! I can’t leave a message on instagram because I am not an IGer (yet), but I had to comment on their resemblance in her latest picture. Amazing! We are practically getting daily comments about how our Hope (15 mos) looks like a twin of our Jonah (13 yrs). I always say they are my twins – 12 years apart! So, it cracked me up to see the same likeness in your oldest and youngest … especially with Georgia being so tiny! :)

  • Julia @cuckoo4design

    Gorgeous. I want the pouf, the rug and the dresser ;)

  • Woah, this nursery is so unique. I like how Carrie mentioned designing for the personality of the child…I love that this looks nothing like a straight from the catalog nursery. My favorite – the lantern wallpaper. So unique!

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