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Filed in DESIGN & STYLING — March 28, 2022

Our sweet boy’s nursery is done! Aside from a few switches my design plan came to life and I couldn’t be happier. He’s been here for four weeks and after living in the space I can say it’s better than I had even hoped. A calm, serene, neutral space perfect to grow into.

I like my home to feel cohesive and the best way to achieve this is with a color palette. Each room has a similar vibe by keeping the aesthetic and colors/finishes similar. The nursery was no different, so I opted for whites, greige, wood tones and lots of textures for a clean, simple, minimalistic neutral space.

The space before really was a blank slate. We added floor to ceiling board & batten using 1/4″ thick 3″ MDF and added a 4″ trim piece for the top and bottom in place of baseboards painted Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. The rest of the room we used our favorite white throughout our home, Benjamin Moore White Dove. We also fully customized the closet. More to come on this project in its own post soon.

I gave this IKEA TARVA dresser a makeover by adding 1/4″ lattice molding to the drawers. Spray painted knobs from Hobby Lobby in Rustoleum Metallic Champagne Bronze.

The best way to use all neutrals is to add in texture. I have a lot of white in this space but using texture and variation gives the space dimension. Like the wool rug, curtains, wood dresser – then added warmth with texture and softness with the brass accents.

I love this wood name sign from The Polymath Mom. I painted it the same color as the wall Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter then used very small nails to hang it. We hung the sign from the loops to give it a 3D look popping off the wall and I LOVE it!

I’ll be sure to add to this post once I share the full closet makeover reveal. I’m loving how this charming and super functional space turned out!


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  1. Are all the walls the same color -Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter?

  2. Annie says:

    Congratulations on your bundle of joy! Love love LOVE the nursery! Was wondering if you would share the paint color for the accent wall and also where your changing table is from? Thank you! Beautiful job!

  3. What color did you use to paint the dresser?

  4. Brittany C says:

    Where did you get your MDF board? We can’t find anything 1/4” thick and love the look of your nursery. Thank you!

  5. Megan Caplan says:

    Hi!! I’m using your nursery as inspiration for my daughters room! The accent wall(wall with crib and wood name sign) is what paint colour? Is it also Revere Pewter like the rest of the room? Or is it another color!

    Thank you so much,


  6. Casey says:

    Hi, what color of the target linen curtains did you get? And do they blackout enough light?

    • Hi there! It’s the color sour cream. Yes they do wonderful! I only have woven shades on my windows which really don’t block much light. The curtains do fantastic!

  7. Lindsey says:

    What color are the curtains you purchased? I love how well the rug and the curtains match! Thanks o much I LOVE your page!

  8. Lauren says:

    I absolutely love the nursery and tips! I had a question in regards to the white paint color you use throughout your house. What color is it? Thank you!!

  9. Annie says:

    Hilary, love your space!!! What mattress do you have?!?

  10. Lindsey says:

    How did you get the rug to stop shedding? I love the way it looks but it is so itchy and sheds so much. Curious if you were able to do anything to combat it? Thanks!

    • Hi! It relaxes after a few weeks-month. I have only experienced light shedding which is normal at this point with wool since that first month. Continuous vacuuming will help combat it sooner! I haven’t found it to be itchy or rough at all though. Wool is usually pretty soft underfoot.

  11. Kasey says:

    Where did you buy the blanket ladder?

  12. Linda says:

    Hi! Where are the throw pillows from?

  13. Elizabeth Wynstra says:

    Where is your tree from in your nursery?

  14. Ashley says:

    Beautiful nursery! Could you share what font and size was used for the name plaque above the crib? Thank you!

  15. Tamara says:

    I’m so in love with this nursery!
    1. The tarva dresser I find is wood, what color did you paint the dresser and did you shorter the feet.
    2. Can I get the links for the curtains, side table and ceiling light?

    • Yes, it’s painted the wall color Benjamin Moore White Dove and as mentioned the feet were cut. There’s more on IG saved to nursery highlight @graceoaksdesigns
      The items are linked at the bottom of this post

  16. Katie says:

    Obsessed with your nursery. One quick question about the crib…. what brand is it? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

  17. Lilia Garcia says:

    Hi! What size rug did you get for your space?

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  19. Melissa Edelman says:

    Hi! Love this dresser hack so much. Do you remember which knobs you bought from Hobby Lobby?

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