James’ Nursery

Nursery 018 Nursery 009 Nursery 048 James’ nursery is one of my favorite rooms in the house.  It’s playful and also soothing and has items in it that have special meaning for us.  You can find James cuddled in my arms several times a day as I rock him to sleep in the glider.  I cherish these moments as I know they won’t last forever.  It’s fun to enjoy the room too.  I wanted to do a play on a jungle theme with some stuffed animals and bedding, but keep it from being too “themey.”  The beadboard is combined with Sherwin Williams’ Blissful Blue paint.  The crib and changing table are by Baby Italia (Pinehurst Collection) and were bought at Babies R Us, along with the glider. Nursery 020 The framed art is from a book called “I Love You More” and the frames are from Target (11 x14 frame with 8 x 10 mat).  Nursery 021 Baby bedding and mobile are from Amy Coe Zoology. Nursery 045Nursery 039 The boarder initial rug is from Restoration Hardware (8×10) Nursery 019 Lamp, clock, CD player and storage bin (containing toys) are from Target.  I think the stuffed animals are from Babies R Us.  The Bibles are from me, my mom, and my grandma Nola.  The one from my grandma was given to me when I was about 8 years old.  The silver engraved cup is from a fellow attorney that I’m fond of.  The table was made by Jimmy’s dad about 25 years ago.  Nursery 036 The shadow box is from Michael’s.  It includes the shirt, hat, and socks James came home from the hospital in, as well as his baby foot prints and the date he was born. Nursery 025      Nursery 026  Nursery 007 Nursery 008  This little giraffe was the first thing I bought for baby James.  I got it in Vegas at the MGM gift shop before we were even officially pregnant:)  The round table was purchased at Target.  Nursery 049   Nursery 037 The tall giraffe (about 5 feet) is from Z Gallerie.    Nursery 042 James’ baby portrait (taken on the monogrammed diaper bag given to us by Tim & Allison) was taken by Kristi Zontini at Bella Babies in Houston. Nursery 004  Here’s the coat rack I made.  See easy tutorial here. Baby Coat Rack 001   This cross was a gift from my best friend.  It reads, “For this child, I have prayed” 1 Samuel 1:27  Nursery 030 I may add curtains in the future and I plan to buy this “You Are My Sunshine” art soon from Etsy Pretty Smitten (it comes in different colors).  That’s the song my mom sang to me as a child every morning when she’d wake me up in the morning.  Continuing the tradition, when I wake up James in the morning, I always say, “Good morning, Sunshine!” and he smiles so big. etsy prettysmitten- $15.00 So, that’s our little nursery.  Here’s a parting before and after shot. Pre-Move, spices, closet 011  Nursery 018 Of course, I couldn’t do a post about James’ nursery without including a picture of the little guy in it! Nursery 053   *Here are the parties I’m linking to!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Awww what a precious nursery. That rug is amazing. Love the table Jimmy's Dad made too, and I think it's great you were able to incorporate it into the decor! That picture of James is just so precious!! Great job decorating Mama. 🙂

  2. WOW! … and that's all I have to say about it… seriously… like… WOW! haha it's amazingly cool!!! I want that giraffe so bad! hahaha

  3. Love the nursery, Megan!!! So cute. I love that "You are my sunshine print." I'm looking for one for Liam's room, too. My mom sang that to my brothers and me when we were little and now I sing it to Liam before naps and bedtime. 🙂
    So funny about the hockey sticks looking 3D. I couldn't pass up the fabric even though the thought of a big boy room makes me sad too… 🙁

  4. Cutest pic EVER of James. That smile. Oh, the smile. The nursery is beautiful! Love the shout out on the dipar bag. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend. xoxo

  5. I just found out I'm having a baby boy and I've been looking for nursery ideas. This post has given me plenty! I'm so excited! Your little man has lots of hair!!! Too cute!

  6. How adorable! I definitely agree that a nursery can become too "themey," but you did a great job of keeping a jungle theme with fantastic style. I love the "J" rug, it'll be great to use in his room for years to come…and I love, love the giant giraffe, so cute! xo

  7. The room is Super cute. I love the color and the jungle theme thats not to themey (is that even a word?). :o) James is also super cute. Enjoy the rocking chair moments now becuase they grow up in a snap.

  8. Awww I love his room! Simple, bright, cute & perfect for your adorable little man! I have a soft spot for giraffes so those would be my favorite elements. Well done & congrats on your James!

  9. You are an amazing woman. In every way. Love your family. Glad I checked out your site. Cried remembering singing You are my sunshine to my precious daughter.

  10. What a sweet, sweet room for a sweet, sweet boy! Love the rug and portrait on the diaper bag. Eat it up bc you'll be doing his big-boy room before you know it!

    xoxo, cassie

  11. Working on transitioning from "nusery" to "big boy" room. We have the same beadboard and now think I might search out the rug!!! Such a great impact.

  12. Aw!!! After seeing this wonderful room, I kind of wish I could turn back the clock and redo my kids' nurseries. They're all teens or young adults now, so no chance of that happening, but there will be grandchildren eventually.


  13. Megan — I am doing a feature on fabulous nursery spaces and wanted to include James' sweet room and feature your blog. Hope that is ok and hope you can come check it out!

  14. Once again, similar taste…love James' nursery, the blue is really calming, great for a sleeping baby, right? I'll do a blog post on Kendall's nursery later in the week or next week…great job!

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