Baby Bliss: Alaina of Live Creating Yourself

My dear friend Alaina put together this uber pure baby girl nursery for us. Isn’t it dreamy?

Also, Paloma at La Dolce Vita asked me to do a post on my dream home today, which has got my jonesin’ for another big project!

I say if you’re having a baby girl and you can use pink, use it with a no-holds-barred approach. An abundance of blush hues accented by soft neutrals create a calming and unapologetically feminine space helping any bitty baby drift swiftly into dreamland. And with little bee McCarthy, we are talking first-born, so this darlin’ is getting all the bells and whistles. The sleek, white crib is by Dwell Studio, the French-inspired changing table is from Restoration Hardware, and nowadays, it seems a room isn’t complete unless you spy a Moroccan pouf nestled in the corner. Plush textiles and oversized lighting anchor the space without being too brash or heavy, and the artwork is simple: floral prints complete with ABC’s and an oversized photograph of a baby lamb – in lieu of the lion Bailey had originally wanted for a boy. As for accents, clothbound Penguin classics with all of our favorite childhood tales like Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden are too pretty to pass up, even if it will be a couple years before baby actually comprehends what you’re reading to her. And perhaps my favorite item in the room is the white egg nightlight that lights up to cast a canopy of stars on the walls and ceiling. Magical. Sleep well, tiny one.
1. 0versized light fixture – Ikea, $89.99
2. paint – Serena and Lily, $45 gallon
3. century crib – Dwell Studio, $980
4. heirloom quilted 3-piece crib set – Restoration Hardware, $209
5. flora flash cards – The Land of Nod, $29
6. oversized baby lamb photograph – by Sharon Montrose, $950
7. striped cap – Mabo, $20
8. pink seersucker dress – Estella NYC, $85
9. changing table – Restoration Hardware, $749
10. ballerina tights – Trumpette, $23.50 

11. lamb floor pillow – Restoration Hardware, $39
12. pink trellis rug – PB Kids, $299
13. pink Moroccan pouf – Serena and Lily, $450
14. star egg nightlight – J Schatz, $135
15. clothbound Penguin classics for kids – Anthropologie, $16.99 each


  1. Helena - A Diary of Lovely March 29, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I love it, very Alaiana! so cute! Thanks for the lamp information, I guess now Ill have to start looking for a smiley lamp 🙂

  2. pure.ruth March 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

    that light fixture is so cute! i can’t believe it’s ikea

  3. Camila March 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

    So pretty and girly! I love it. I went a bit color happy with my board for you. Hope you got the email with coding.


  4. Kelly March 29, 2011 at 11:07 am

    $950 for a PHOTO of a LAMB!? Screw law school, I should start sneaking into farms on the weekends and kidnapping baby farm animals. sheesh

  5. Sweet Nothings March 29, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I like this one best.

    Happy Britney Spears day. Im off to see her on Kimmel tonight, where we will instantly become bff, and I can ask her why shes going on tour(rumored) with Enrique. random.

  6. Jenny March 29, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love this one!! so calming and pretty – can I sleep there??

  7. Alex March 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    This is my favorite so far, obsessed!

  8. therobynnest March 29, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Despite my girl crush on mfamb, this one is my favorite.

  9. Jaime March 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    SO girly and adorable!

  10. Gaby March 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Lovely gatherings Alaina! Completely adorable 🙂

  11. Emily A. March 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

    This is SO darling and baby friendly at the same time! Fabulous! It makes me want a girl now! (not that boys aren’t fun) 😉

  12. Julia March 31, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’m pretty descriminating with nursery design, but oh my goodness this is fantastic!

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