Our Home: James Walker’s Nursery

I had so much fun nesting and preparing for James Walker. We moved into our house in December 2013 and this room was Hayes’s room. We never decorated it, though, because he was still in a crib and we knew he’d transition to a big boy bed soon anyway. And then I got pregnant with James Walker, so Hudson and Hayes moved in to a shared brother room and this room became the nursery.

We had all of the furniture, so it was great that we didn’t have to make any big purchases. I chose a simple, soft color scheme because I just love blues and wanted a soothing nursery. I wanted a lot of linen and pale blue with some fun pattern mixed in. The rocking chair was the same chair we had for Hudson and Hayes, but I got some great fabric from Fabric 101 here in Columbia for $8 a yard during an after-Christmas sale and had the chair and ottoman recovered.

A local friend of mine recently moved and was selling some of her home accessories, and she gave me the table skirt and I bought the table lamp and trumeau mirror from her for a steal!

The shelf on the wall was in Hudson’s room and before that it was in our study before Hudson was born. I bought a set of three of those from Ballard Designs right after Todd and I got married.

I did get all new crib bedding. My dear friend, Nina, was selling her white linen bumpers and crib skirt and it was exactly what I wanted for the bumpers, so I bought those from her. And I had the buffalo check crib skirt made from beautiful fabric from Calico Corners.

The “little boys” sign is from Aedriel and House of Belonging. I originally bought that to go in the playroom, but the more I looked at it, I knew it had to go in James Walker’s nursery. Maybe someday all three boys will share a bunk room and it can go in there!

The You Are My Sunshine sign was in our guest room in our old house and it is from Sugarboo Designs. I love seeing those lyrics on the wall. It’s impossible not to sing along!

The nest painting was something I’ve wanted forever and it was a gift to James Walker from my mom. The artist is Deann out of Nashville- she’s incredible!

On the shelves, we used a lot of things that were mine or Todd’s from our childhood. Books, Bibles, Beatrix Potter plates and piggy banks.

It was fun to take things we already had and move things around to create his nursery. I absolutely love sitting in this room and feeding and rocking my sweet boy. I hope he has many sweet dreams (and good sleep!) in this room!

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery

baby boy nursery

Baby boy nursery


Crib: Newport Cottages

Changing Table/Dresser: Newport Cottages

Giraffe: Melissa and Doug

Rug: Overstock

Elephant Hamper: Home Decorators

Bookshelf: Pottery Barn Kids

Cafe Shelf: Ballard Designs

Nest Painting: Deann Designs

Little Boys Sign: House of Belonging

You Are My Sunshine Sign: Sugarboo Designs

Buffalo Check Fabric: Calico Corners

Bumpers: Cottage and Cabin on Etsy

Bunny Pillow and Blanket: Pom Pom at Home

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  1. Alison says

    I very, very briefly met Deann Tuesday in Franklin, TN and got to see some of her beautiful pieces. I had a rambunctious little boy with me or I would have lingered longer in her booth.

    The nursery is gorgeous!

  2. Marcie says

    James Walker’s nursery is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pics! Would you mind sharing what white fabric you used? I am wanting white panels for my bedroom and I have 11 foot ceilings. Having a hard time finding the right fabric. Thanks!

  3. Kendra says

    This is a dreamy nursery – I love it! Can you tell me where you found the curtains and valances? They’re perfect.

  4. Emily Combs says

    Love this nursery! What color elephant hamper did you order? It looks grey but when I look at the grey option on Amazon it really looks nothing alike. Just wanted to confirm before I order!

  5. Heather says

    Can you edit the post and let us know the room paint color and door paint color? 🙂

    Also are all of your interior doors this gray?

  6. Claire says

    Im planning a grey nursery and can’t find that perfect shade. Do you remember the brand and color name of the grey paint?

  7. Mary says

    This is so adorable! love the soft colors. Do you know what paint color/brand you used? I would love to do something like this? 🙂

  8. says

    Hi, Erin! Such a sweet nursery. I’m wondering how that rug is holding up for you. I’m considering the aqua version. I also have to layer mine over wall to wall carpet, and I wasn’t sure if it was thick enough to lay nicely or if it would bunch up under furniture. Thanks in advance for any info you can pass to me!

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