Room Tour // Poppy's Pretty in Pink Dreamy Nursery

November 3, 2013

We have been so busy around these parts with putting together rooms for our little girls. The first to be finished and ready to show off to you is Poppy's nursery. The room design started with a chance outing to the hardware store where I found a copy of Dulux's Inspiring Nursery Ideas booklet. We hadn't even considered redoing the girl's spaces but the photos and ideas took me away to a happy place. I have such a fondness for design for kids and diy and this seemed the perfect mix. Poppy’s room used the Dreamy Baby theme as a basis and developed from there.

Please come in and have a peak at a little place of whimsy & delight.

The inspiration and instructions for the scalloping effect can be found on the Dulux site here
We chose to use a canvas it makes a lovely  3D effect by leaning it on the wall shelf. It turned out exactly as we wanted. The walls are painted in Dulux's Whisper White, a great neutral white for all the pops of colour and texture we chose. The warmth of it helps to make Poppy's small and darker room feel warm and relaxed. It also compliments the brown tones chosen in the decor. I could talk about white paints all day, the choices and effects are amazing.

The monogram circle on the door is a wall sticker from 41 Orchard. The print inside the door is by the amazing Mara Girling from Print Space, an talented group of artists and designers based out of Melbourne. I think it makes the perfect keepsake for a baby. 

The cot was bought for Piper to use by her Grandmother and has been passed along. Her {amazingly soft and luscious world's softest cotton} sheet is from Adairs. As is the Marrakesh Lattice black and white throw rug & the silver velvet cushion.

Her change table {dresser} is from Ikea. Her change mat cover is from Eco Nino Nursery. Made using GOTS certified100% organic cotton jersey and super easy to launder {necessity!}. 

Above the change table is a collection of beautiful things to keep Poppy distracted during changing time and also inspire those changing her!

The baskets scattered around the room are collected treasures and dollar store delights. We sprayed them with Dulux Spray Pak (in pink flamingo & silver enamel} to make them modern and funky. We LOVE how they turned out. A super fun DIY project.

Her clothing rack is a painted spice rack from Ikea, we used the same whisper white from the walls. Above it is a basket we were given by a beautiful Martu lady from when we lived in a remote community in the desert. It holds great memory and importance to us.

The curtains are another DIY and were white and dip dyed in pink dye. Then washed to make them have a pink tinge. This lets us play with the mood in the room. The other grey curtains are black-out {again, a nursery necessity around here!}

The nursing chair is a basic Ikea Poang. The cushion is from India and is so bright and beautiful.  The stool is another updone ikea piece with Dulux Spray Pak in pink flamingo.

On the wall is a print Moon for Neil by Martin Krusche. The joining wall has the most amazing wall stickers by 41 Orchard. I chose to use the simple white clouds on the creamy white walls because I love that you have to look twice. They are the definition of whimsy to me.

This space is perfect for use. I can sit and feed Poppy and be transported to a calm and happy place up in the sky looking down on a colourful and happy haven.

Thank-you for visiting Poppy's little space.
Stay tuned for Piper's Vintage Woodsy Wonderland coming next week!


Paint〫 // Dulux Australia. Walls :: Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen Plus in Whisper White  
                                             Skirting and Doors :: Whisper White AquaEnamel
                                             Canvas :: Gardenia Frost in Design Pearl, Beige Royal, Beige Royal Quarter

Bedding〫 // Adairs 

Wall stickers- monogram circle〫 & simple clouds〫 // 41 Orchard

Birth Print〫 // Printspace

Instagram mini poster〫 // Postercandy

Change mat cover〫 // Eco Nino Nursery

Dresser, Chair, Stool // Ikea

Cot // King Parrot

Tissue Paper Garland DIY Kit // The Flair Exchange

Bear & Girl Print // Lotte Klaver

Girl Deer Print // Catherine Campbell

Zebra Artwork // Little Charlie M.

Wall stickers- mountain, toadstools, birds & arrows〫 // Love Mae

denotes items generously gifted for the room makeover.



  1. Lovely! You have done a wonderful job, it must feel fantastic to walk into such a beautiful space and I'm sure Poppy loves it and make her feel super special :) I have a few of those items, we stock Printspace, Love Mae, Catherine Campbell and Flensted mobiles in our little shop - great taste!! Mara is super lovely, I have to get a birth print made up for my Jude too! Once again you have inspired me to do some things around my home! Shell

    1. Hi Shell, how about a shameless plug for your shop?! Sounds like my kind of place! Glad to help get you in gear, it feels good to make these tiny steps in my home. X

  2. What a beautiful room you have created for your little one, I adore that birth print. It must be a wonderful feeling walking in to her room and be proud of all that you have done. x

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  4. I saw you post on Instagram and had to come by for a look. I love everything! It looks like such a fun yet calming space. I especially like the way you used the spice rack, I'm headed to ikea tomorrow to get some things for my baby girls nursery I will have to check them out.

  5. What a wonderful room Ashley. Where do I start....I love that it is feminine but not too pink, I love the moon print, the spice rack turned clothes rack (such a great idea), the dip dyed baskets, the curtains, the tissue paper tassels.....I could go on. Poppy is one lucky little lady. Have a lovely week. Melinda x

    1. Thank-you sweetie, was a lot of fun to do. x

  6. so girly and light, a lovely space for her to grow. x

    1. I have a hunch it will change a million more times as she grows! X

  7. wow! so many delicious details. nice job!

    we've used whisper white through the entire house here. great colour.

    rachel xo

    1. Oh yum! After finishing this room I crave a house with this warm colour. It is joining the to do list in fact. X



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