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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Soft, Serene Nursery with Touches of Pink and Aqua

Angela Blake, a photographer in Birmingham, Alabama, couldn't wait to meet her little one on the way. As she planned for her arrival, Angela discovered an aqua blue blanket with little birds that became the inspiration for the nursery design. She set out to create a space that was soft, light, and airy. The walls were painted in a soft tan, while little pops of pink and aqua bring in some fun and color. Angela used Etsy as a big resource in making this space custom, including the whimsical wall decal from PopDecors and the pretty mobile from Aprilderek. They also included some special, sentimental pieces, like a drawing of Ava's grandmother who has passed away, and several items from Angela's baby shower, like the letters on the dresser, framed invitation, and framed guest signatures. We also shared one of Ava's sweet newborn photos, now that she has finally arrived! See more of this sweet space in the full gallery.


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vendors & sources

Stuffed owl:
Wall Decals:
Maternity Photo Canvas:
Glider & Ottoman: Babies R Us
Crib & Changing Table/Dresser: Cocoon Nursery Furniture
"It's a girl" sign: Gift from family
Custom Name Portrait: Made by family friend
Curtains: Target