Before & After: A Baby Boy’s Nursery Reveal

dex's nursery

When I posted little Miss K’s “big girl” room reveal last month, I mentioned that she had a baby brother on the way and that I had the honor of designing his nursery. I’m happy to say that baby Dex has arrived and has settled quite nicely into his new room, and today I am excited to show it to you! Oh, and did I mention we only had about 6 weeks to pull the room together?!

Here is the room before the transformation:





The mommy to be wanted to keep a queen sized be in the nursery so that she could comfortably sleep in there with the baby when needed.

Her only other request was to have a cool, calming color palette so that the room would feel peaceful and serene.

And here is baby Dex’s new nursery…

1 AWDH Dex's Nursery


I chose to do a fun khaki and white stripe on the main wall and to paint the other three walls in a sea foam.

3 AWDH Dex's Nursery


We had the headboard custom made to match the wall color and we used the same fabric on the crib bumper to keep everything cohesive.


2 AWDH Dex's Nursery


4 AWDH Dex's Nursery


5 AWDH Dex's Nursery


I’m in love with the white owl garden stool…it was actually a HomeGoods find!

A great big thanks to my client for trusting me with her baby boy’s nursery! This was a fun project!

**Out of respect to my clients, I decline to share any sources for the designs. Thank you for your understanding**

*Photos by Jay of Jay Davis Photography*




  • gorgeous!!!

    February 25, 2013
  • I love that room. It’s one of my favorites of yours. They just keep getting better!

    February 25, 2013
  • sharon

    love this room! very restful environment for new baby and mom.

    February 25, 2013
  • So soothing and calm, a perfect nursery!

    February 25, 2013
  • Lette

    So calm, serene, and soothing!!! Love the giraffe!! Too cute!!

    February 25, 2013
  • Judy

    Emily, It’s just stunning! Love, Love, Love it. My love to all, Judy

    February 25, 2013
  • Shauna

    Love it!

    February 25, 2013
  • Brenda K.

    Emily, you do such beautiful work! Love this nursery! The colors are so beautiful and restful.
    What a lucky baby!

    February 25, 2013
  • Oh, it’s so pretty! Wonderful space. Love the mix of khaki and seafoam.

    February 25, 2013
  • Ellen

    Lovely!… I am sure she knows this but when the baby goes in the crib, take the bumpers out… SIDS hazard….

    February 26, 2013
    • Amanda B

      I agree.. I see it everywhere in america.. in australia we just wouldnt even contemplate bumpers before 12 months of age.. you dont need anything in the cot.. but beautiful room for sure!

      April 19, 2013
  • I would be perfectly happy for that baby boy’s room to be my room! It looks beautiful and I love the colors!

    February 26, 2013
  • Beautiful room, love the calming color scheme!

    February 27, 2013
  • Such a calming room…beautiful! :)

    February 28, 2013
  • Katie

    So beautiful – Can you share the paint colours you selected?

    October 06, 2013
  • Julie

    Any chance you will share where you found that amazing rug?!?!

    October 13, 2013
  • Brie

    Hi! I LOVE this room! Would you please mind sharing the colors you used for the walls? I am obsessed!

    January 23, 2014
  • Renee

    Hi, Where did you buy the large giraffe? Thanks

    July 19, 2015

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