Before & After: Twin’s Nursery Revealed!

Twin Nursery 5

I finally had the opportunity to photograph Beckham & Stella’s nursery last weekend….it’s about time…I only announced this project 8 1/2 months ago :-)

I have to say, this nursery was not an easy project for me….gender neutral can be quite a challenge….I seemed to want to go all the way feminine or all the way masculine. I am already an indecisive person, but throw pregnancy into the mix and I can take indecisive to a whole new level. Remember all of those fabric combinations that I posted about? As I’ve mentioned, I opted out of all of them! In fact, the only plan that I didn’t deviate from was the furniture plan, which I am very pleased with:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyhow…if you are new to this blog, or haven’t seen the room when it was in it’s sorry excuse for a “man cave” state, check it out HERE.

As a reminder, here are a few before pics of the space:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good God….I can’t even look at those pictures without cringing.

Anyways, here is the nursery today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The biggest expense were the built-ins on the former tv wall as well as the extended closet. As you’ll notice in the 3rd “before” picture, there was a lovely treadmill in a niched corner of the room, which was adjacent to the former closet. We opted to extend the former closet into that niche which gave us twice the closet space.

The drawer space that the built-ins offer have been a life saver!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a blast accessorizing all of the shelves, but quickly realized that I need to order some 8×10′s of the kids…the only 8×10′s I had available are of my husband and I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite items in the nursery is this Somewhere Over the Rainbow verse… I found it on Etsy and had to have it as it’s the song that I walked down the isle to when we got married.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a big thanks to my Mom for helping me bring the nursery together and getting it organized while I was on hospital bed rest.

***All safety precautions have been put into place in this nursery and all window treatments are cordless.***

 

85 comments


  • LOVE the nursery! Great job! Could you tell me who did your built ins? We are looking to do something similar in our family room and we live in Dallas, so I’d love a recommendation! Thanks!

    June 26, 2012
  • Magen

    I love it Emily, classic and beautiful, as always. What lucky little babies :)

    June 26, 2012
  • I am speechless!!!! But it doesn’t surprise me that you created the most amazing nursery for your twins. So incredibly beautiful.

    June 26, 2012
  • This nursery is beyond amaze-balls gorgeous!!! The colors are so soothing, and the fabric is just perfection. I’m so loving the furniture arrangement with the two chairs. I never would have thought of that set up! Definitely saving this to Pinterest for when I get around to our next nursery :)

    June 26, 2012
  • seema

    i love it. this is my favorite kind of nursery…calming and serene with sentimental touches.

    June 26, 2012
  • Crystal

    This is simply stunning! I love the colors, subtle beachy undertones, layout, etc. Amazing job!

    June 26, 2012
  • Christine

    I have no words; your nursery is stunning! You did an amazing job… absolutely gorgeous!

    June 26, 2012
  • It’s beautiful! I love how elegant it is! :)

    June 26, 2012
  • Phyllis

    This nursery is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors.

    June 26, 2012
  • Amy

    This is the most incredible nursery I’ve ever seen! It’s absolutely perfect!

    June 26, 2012
  • Amazing as always! I love how sophisticated the space is…yet still totally cozy. I love this nursery.
    Great work!

    Jennifer Claire

    June 26, 2012
  • Shauna McCoy

    It is absolutely beautiful! What a great, serene place for you and your beautiful babies!

    June 26, 2012
  • Jessica Railey

    Wow…that is prettiest baby room I’ve ever seen, and I love that it is gender neutral. Usually baby rooms always look the same to me with the normal common colors, but this one is out of a decorating magazine! Love it!

    June 26, 2012
  • Girl, this might be my favorite room of yours. It is stunning. Sophisticated and so so gorgeous. I love the use of space and those drapes look beautiful in there.

    June 26, 2012
  • absolutely gorgeous. I love it! nice job

    June 26, 2012
  • PS. . . let me know if I can share this on my Friday Eye Candy this week. It needs to be seen! :)

    June 26, 2012
  • It’s better than I even imagined it could be! And they are so lucky to have you as their mom. Congrats! It’s fabulous!

    June 26, 2012
  • Cheri Morgan

    Beautiful! What color did you use on the walls? Thanks

    June 26, 2012
    • Thanks! The color is SW Comfort Grey….

      June 26, 2012
  • Amazingly beautiful. Love the colors you picked…this will be a perfect spot for all those 2:00am feedings and countless diaper changes!

    June 26, 2012
  • This is absolutely perfect! I want to live in that nursery!

    June 26, 2012
  • Heather McGowan

    Emily – the nursery looks absolutely amazing!! You did a fantastic job. I hope you are all doing well and getting adjusted to your new life with those precious babies!!

    Heather

    June 26, 2012
  • Andria

    love it! what design program do you use to do your drawings?

    June 26, 2012
  • Brenda K.

    How very beautiful! But, I would not have expected anything less with your talent. Love it all–the colors, fabrics and the room arrangement.
    What a cozy, calming incredible space! Thanks for sharing pictures of your precious babies and their room.

    June 26, 2012
  • Lara V.

    WOW Emily!!! The twins nursery is AMAZING!!
    SO beautiful. I bet it’s so easy to spend lots of time in that space with those sweet babies. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Hoping that things are going smoothly for you!!! Speaking from experience…..enjoy them while they’re little……it goes SO fast!!!

    June 26, 2012
  • Wow, it’s stunning! Even being half asleep for middle of the night feedings, you must smile and be so relaxed with your babies in that beautiful space!

    June 26, 2012
  • So pretty! It looks like such a calming place (which I’m sure will come in handy!)

    June 26, 2012
  • Selwamitchell

    Stunning!! I love everything!

    June 26, 2012
  • Andrea

    Emily, So elegant and such a beautiful space for your little ones. Would you share the name of the fabric? Love it all!

    June 26, 2012
  • Just beautiful!!!!!!

    June 26, 2012
  • Jen

    Beautiful room! Love everything about it! If you happen to know, what is the name of the curtain fabric? It is perfect for a future project of mine!

    June 26, 2012
  • That is the coolest nursery I have ever seen. I love the colors you choose – neutral and calming which I am sure will help those babes to sleep all night long!

    June 26, 2012
  • Jen Robbins

    Stunning! Love!!!!

    June 26, 2012
  • Tory

    This is pure perfection!!!! Love it all especially the lamp!!!! You are so talented and the babies are beautiful!

    June 26, 2012
  • oh Emily!!! this was well worth the wait! It is just beautiful! Hope your doing well!

    June 26, 2012
  • Lette

    Oh my gosh what an incredibly beautiful and peaceful nursery for you and your sweet little babies!! And remember – “Cleanin’ and scrubbin’ can wait till tomorrow for babies grow up much to our sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep cause I’m rockin’ my babies and babies don’t keep.”. Enjoy those babies!!

    June 26, 2012
  • Adrianne

    Simply beautiful…and very cozy!! Enjoy your precious little bundles…

    June 26, 2012
  • Jenna

    Such a beautiful room to spend time with your babies! Love the curtains…what is the fabric called? Congrats!

    June 26, 2012
  • Bobby

    Elegant and inspiring! What color did you use for the your baseboards?

    June 26, 2012
  • OHMYGOSH!!!! it is stunning and perfect and so perfectly you!!! your babies are growing up in some serious style! I’ve seen this room in person, and I can attest that it’s even better than the pics…if that’s possible!!! I hope you’re doing great! would love to catch up sometime when you have a break!

    June 27, 2012
  • Kelly

    Where did you find the chairs? Are they gliders?

    June 27, 2012
  • Leah

    Serene and elegant. Where did you get that mirrored side table? Thanks!

    June 27, 2012
    • Heather

      I just ordered the same exact one from Target.com – free shipping and 15% made it around $85!

      September 05, 2012
  • Laura

    The nursery is stunning! Where did you find the mirrored picture frames in the built in? I have the perfect spot for them! Thank you.

    June 27, 2012
  • GORGEOUS. you did an amazing job with so many pretty details! made with love, i can tell!

    June 28, 2012
  • Hannah

    Hi, this is beautiful! Where are the chairs from? I would love to have some like those…

    June 28, 2012
  • Popping over from hisugarplum! The nursery is so beautiful! I love your furniture placement and how soothing the space looks. Great job!

    June 29, 2012
  • I am so in love with this nursery. It’s beautiful, for starters. But as a mom of two under two, I can attest to just how calm and functional this space is. Which ultimately trumps all. The dual chairs and the cabinet are brilliant! Seriously! I haven’t been to your blog in a while and I am so glad I found it again this morning!

    June 29, 2012
  • came from a thoughtful place to see the before. and WOW what a transformation!!!

    June 29, 2012
  • You did a beautiful job! That was a great use of space- I would have been totally lost with a narrow rectangular room needing to house two babies!!
    xo Becca

    June 29, 2012
  • So pretty, Emily! Congratulations on those sweet babies. Would love to know a source for your drapes. I’m days away from painting my master Comfort Gray and love how yours turned out!

    June 29, 2012
  • Maggie

    It’s a stunning and gorgeous room!! if only babies stayed newborns forever…what will this room be transformed into once they get past the newborn stage and into full-throttle toddlers with toys everywhere?!

    June 30, 2012
  • I love it! Just FB’ed it, since I’m probably not going to have twins (3 under 5 are keeping my busy right now) and this would be my dream twins nursery!

    July 01, 2012
  • Krista

    Absolutely beautiful! Where did you find the picture frames!

    July 01, 2012
  • [...] so much for all of your comments on last week’s Nursery Reveal post! I became inundated with a plethora of comments and emails from readers wanting to know where I [...]

    July 02, 2012
  • Girl if this is what you can do in an indecisive and pregnant state……..I WANT TO BE INDECISIVE AND PREGNANT…..this room is INCREDIBLE…..and then the most precious creation – Beckham and Stella….BEAUTIFUL! Enjoy every minute it passes quickly!:)

    July 02, 2012
  • Toya

    Can I just say I love, love, love everything about the nursery. it is beautiful you ladies did a great job!!!

    July 02, 2012
  • Kallee

    You’ve created such and beautiful space for your babies. Would you mind sharing where you purchased your two chairs and ottomans? Love it!

    July 11, 2012
  • Lacy

    Where did you get the curtans? This room is beautiful! I love the soothing colors for baby.

    July 13, 2012
  • Katie McCarty

    GORGEOUS!!! What a beautiful nursery!

    July 13, 2012
  • Cindy

    Love those chevron pillows, they really give a focal point to the room.

    July 13, 2012
  • Sarah

    This takes my breath away. What I REALLY love, being the mom of an ever-growing girl, is that I can picture moving out the crib(s) and putting a bed–the room would work for a newborn, toddler, tween, tween, guest room….and it would always work. Beautiful!

    July 15, 2012
  • Kelsey

    This is seriously gorgeous!!!! I know this might be a silly question, but are those real or fake flowers? I LOVE the look, but don’t think I could afford new flowers each week. Also where did you get your vases? I LOVE this room!

    July 18, 2012
    • Yes, the flowers are real, but I don’t plan on replenishing them as they were only for the photo shoot. :-) Most of the vases were random HomeGoods finds.

      July 18, 2012
  • Kerri

    Hi Emily- I love the curtains, pb is selling something similar right now but they have grommet tops and I like them better without. Would you be willing to share where you purchased them?
    Kerri

    July 26, 2012
    • I actually bought them at West Elm, and they did have grommet tops. I just cut off the grommets when shortening the drapes…so essentially I hemmed the drapes from the top instead of from the bottom.

      July 26, 2012
  • Rebecca Jensen

    Lovely room! I was wondering what crib bedding you used?

    August 05, 2012
  • Wow, this is so beautiful, I love it!! You did an incredible job piecing everything together! Your babies are very lucky to have such a beautiful room to rest their heads :)

    – Fotini {http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com}

    August 07, 2012
  • Stephanie

    Do you have a close up of you baby bedding? Did you sew it yourself? I am having a hard time finding bedding to coordinate with these colors

    August 09, 2012
    • It is custom, but I didn’t sew it myself…

      August 09, 2012
  • Kat

    Beautiful! What color and brand of paint do you have on the walls?

    August 15, 2012
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    August 16, 2012
  • Nicole Grant

    You created a peaceful retreat for parents to enjoy spending time with their children, decorated to an adult’s taste not necessarily a child’s. A rule more designers should follow. Beautiful job.

    September 06, 2012
  • Dana

    I LOVE what you did! I too just found out I am having twins and was wondering who made the cribs??

    November 03, 2012
    • Thanks! I bought them off of Amazon. They are the Jenny Lind…

      November 05, 2012
  • Where did you get the chandelier, so hard to find golds that till look modern.

    November 23, 2012
  • Where did you get the chandelier, so hard to find golds that till look modern.

    November 23, 2012
  • Heather

    Hi there absolutely stunning nursery!! Do you mind if I ask where those gorgeous mirrored photo frames on the built in displaying your photos are on? I love the frames!

    December 28, 2012
    • Thank you…they are from ZGallerie

      December 30, 2012
  • Amy

    Where did you find your bumper fabric? Im having the hardest time finding a color that matches the chevron. Thank you so much!

    April 20, 2013
  • Kristen

    Where did you order the bedding from if you don’t mind me asking. I love the neutral colors

    August 15, 2013
    • Thanks Kristen…it was actually all custom

      August 20, 2013
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    October 30, 2013
  • […] to put each of the twins in their own room. Even though I loved having them share their “Gender Neutral Nursery” in our previous home, I knew that they would eventually need to have their own room. […]

    November 11, 2013

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