Baby Room

The fall issue of Delighted will be live next week! Hooray! I'm looking forward sharing some great autumn ideas and wonderful stories. In the meantime, however, we can still look back at some of the features you may have missed from the summer issue. Today I want to share Noelle's baby nursery and all of the beautiful DIY elements her talented mom, Cheryl, created. It's completely impressive, as I'm sure you'll agree. Check out Cheryl's blog and Etsy site to find out how to make your own (or buy a similar version)!

Hand Painted Trees on the Wall

Giraffe Art Made with Hole Punched Paint Chips | Mobile Available on Etsy via

Reupholstered Glider and Handmade Pillows
Noelle's mom, Cheryl,  shares the three principles she used in designing this room:

Infant-focused decor It was important to me that the decor in Noelle's room not just be pretty, but stimulating for an infant. Infants like to look at objects with high contrast, so the tree decals and wall prints were designed to be simple and clean with clear edges. The hot air balloons and animal mobile were made with very light materials so that a gentle breeze would send them bobbing to keep her occupied.

Smart storage I kept the room clutter-free by keeping anything we use daily (e.g. diapers, wipes) in the top dresser drawer, and putting storage boxes under the crib skirt for blankets, sheets. Picture rails also allow us to display books and toys in easy reach.

Varied Textures Rich textures can really warm up a room and make it look sophisticated. I chose fabric that had a thicker weave for her pillows and added chunky-knit throws and blankets. A basket and some pinecones brought in more organic textures but were painted grey to keep it in the color palette.

Photos by Cheryl Lim Tan of