audrey’s room at nonna’s house

Nonna {Ryan’s mom} knows how to put a room together.

This is her most recent project, which she has dubbed Audrey’s Room.

audrey's room

The baby girl still sleeps in a pack and play while visiting, but someday soon she’ll be able to sleep in her own big bed.

I love the mix of art work, book pages, mirror and chalkboard – all hung randomly, but they work together perfectly.


The headboard was a project done on a whim using foam wrapped in fabric and then tufted with covered buttons.

headboard 2



Isn’t it such a delightful room? Nicely done sweet Nonna {hope you don’t mind that I snuck some photos while visiting the other day!}

the room

And just for good measure, here is Audrey in her ‘real’ room.


You know all of those adorable photographs of babies standing in their cribs? I was going for that look, but my baby girl would have nothing of it. She’s still pretty cute though.

zig zag

I will make a formal introduction soon, but please head to my best friend’s new blog for a heartfelt message for this Memorial Day.

Thank you to all of the soldiers, both past and present, who have given us this amazing gift of freedom.  We remember and honor your life of service.

24 Responses to audrey’s room at nonna’s house

  1. Joy August 3, 2011 at 9:34 am #

    Hey Emily!! I totally love your blog and all the things you make!!! I just found out I’m pregnant (just now at 10 weeks!) so I’m looking for nursery ideas. I LOVE the Zeph 3:17 verse- it’s my very favorite. That board you have behind Audrey’s crib is amazing!! Could you give me any pointers on how you made it? I’ve looked for a tutorial on here but haven’t seen one. Just thought I’d ask for any advice- thanks so much!

  2. Cheryl June 3, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I would LOVE a tutorial on the headboard!!!!!!! love, love love it!

  3. {darlene} May 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    nonna. you have some great taste! mustard makes me happy!

    • Nona June 17, 2011 at 10:01 am #

      Hi Darlene. I love mustard too! It’s a good color for the Pacific Northwest on rainy days.

  4. Amy May 31, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Love both rooms, do you know the green color your mother-in-law used in her room? I am in the market for a nursery color myself and I love that one!

  5. Dottie May 31, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    OMG! I looooove the headboard and that’s exactly what I’ve been wanting to do for my bedroom! Gotta do a tutorial on that! :) Beautiful room! And the pic of Audrey in her room at home is priceless!

  6. Amy May 31, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Would Nonna mind sharing where she found the chandelier? It looks just right for my oldest daughter’s new room! Thanks-

    • Nona June 17, 2011 at 9:59 am #

      Hi Amy! I got the chandelier at Ikea, very inexpensive. Perfect for a little girl’s room. xxoo Nona

  7. Kate M May 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Wow, this is so simple yet so stunning. It looks like a lovely B&B I stayed at in England. Bravo!

  8. rachel May 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    oh, love your BFF blog. I have a new one now. Thanks for introducing me to Rae too!! I love all her work.

  9. rachel May 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    wow!! i love it!! i wish my MIL could help me decorate like that. Audrey is precious!!

  10. designchic May 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    How adorable is Aubrey…love her room and her room at her grandmother’s house!!

  11. kathy May 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Just love anything ” old , made new again.”

  12. Kim from 3 peanuts May 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    Such a beautiful room:)

  13. Diane @ Longaberger Lifestyle May 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Lovely! Aubrey is sooo blessed to have a grandma who creates such love space. And you Emily must have soo much fun with you MIL…you seem like kindred spirits.

    I just came across your BFF’s blog yesterday and immediately I said to myself…this was designed by Emily!

  14. Ashley May 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    beautiful!! I am not usually a big fan of yellow but I am totally into it right now… especially when it’s just pops of it here and there.

  15. I Live in an Antbed May 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Simply lovely! So serene. I actually own a copy of that antique botanical on the left in the picture–I love it. :)

  16. sarah May 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm #

    i have very similar colors in my bedroom, i really like the paint color at your mother-in-laws, u happen to have the name of it?? thanks!

  17. Jen May 30, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    are you sure ryan’s mom is not YOUR mom, because you really seem to have the same design style in your blood. and it is GORGEOUS!

  18. Stephanie May 30, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Gorgeous room!

  19. Jaclyn May 30, 2011 at 9:15 am #

    I love the colors in Audreys Room! Your little girl is adorable…even when she is crying in her crib! <3

  20. Lorrie May 30, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Both rooms are full of charm. I love the verse behind Audrey’s crib.

  21. Nuha May 30, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    It’s lovely! Very rustic and collected. She did a great job :) And that picture of Audrey is precious!

  22. cailan May 30, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    what a delightful room- love the green/grey and yellow – and how sweet to be able to share such similar taste with your mother-in-law

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