Taylor Sterling’s Nursery/Office Makeover

Written by on November 5, 2013 in Design, Lifestyle - 28 Comments
Taylor Sterling's Nursery/Office Makeover

With about 5 weeks until our founder’s baby girl arrives, we thought it would be fun to share her new nursery/office. We love how it turned out, and we’re so excited to meet little Elodie! We asked her to explain the process and all the pretty details.

“Setting up your child’s nursery is a very fun and exciting step in your pregnancy. This was definitely true for me, but I have to admit it also came with a ton of challenges and stress. My home office is a very tiny space. And because we only have a 2 bedroom home I was faced with the task of creating a nursery that I could also call my office. On top of that, it’s the only room with a real closet and any room for storage. Thus, it’s also our dressing room. I kept brainstorming for months about how I was going to squeeze everything we needed into one small room. Luckily, I was able to team with Hayneedle to find a ton of great items that would make a stylish nursery and also a functional office. I also got to work with my friend and interior decorator, Caitlin Flemming, on making the room look fabulous without feeling overwhelming and cluttered. It turned out to be a lot more nursery than office, but I couldn’t be happier with the overall look and feel of the room. I have to sincerely thank Caitlin, my family and Hayneedle for helping me transform this room. Read on to learn about all the details and to see multiple ways we worked things into the space.”

Photography: Emily Scott of Em the Gem
Design & Styling: Caitlin Flemming
Many products courtesy of Hayneedle. To shop the items easily and see similar items visit the Style Board

Here’s the Before & After of this room:

Crib side of room: Frames: Framed and Matted | Prints: All Rifle Paper & Co (except the Pairs map, which was purchased at a random store in Seattle. Available at Paper Source) | Crib: Hudson Babyletto from Hayneedle | Crib Mattress: Hayneedle | Crib Sheet: Serena & Lily | Throw Pillows: Land of Nod & Deluxe Modern | Throw Blankets: Pink Polka Dot from Mudpie in SF (gift from Caitlin) and grey dot with monogram from Pottery Barn Kids | Baskets: Serena and Lily | Stuffed Animals: Restoration Hardware Baby | Rugs: White shag from Rugs USA and pink from Hayneedle (mine is from Overstock but it’s at Hayneedle too)

Dresser Side: Dresser/ Cabinet: Nuevo  Yasmine 6 Door Cabinet from Hayneedle | Lamp: Crate & Barrel (similar) | Record Player: Crosley from Urban Outfitters | Dolls: Jess Brown & Bambi Deer from Smitten for the Wee Generation | Multi-Use Cloths: Vonbon | Moccasins: Freshly Picked | Sequin Oyster Doll: Tamar Mogendorff | Frames: Framed and Matted | Print: Custom illustration for Elodie by Ashley Cooper Design | Perfume: Le Labo | Rattle: Skwish from Target | Elephant: Jonathan Adler NightLight

Desk side: Desk: Hayneedle | Chair: Hayneedle | Desk Lamp: Vintage (similar) | Mouse Pad: Freshly Picked | Gold Frame: Aaron Brothers | Starburst: Furbish Studio | Notebooks: Rifle Paper | Giraffe Holder: Lulu & Georgia | Candle: Diptyque | Filing Cabinet: CB2 (similar) | Globe: Vintage (lights up at night) (similar) | Prints: Ampersand from Ampersand Design Studio and uniqorn quote from Society 6 | White & Gold Faux Deer Head Mount: Lucy Haus on Etsy | Flower Crown: Natalie Bowen Designs | Chair: Nuevo Artemis Leather Lounger from Hayneedle | Throw Pillows: Rock pillow from Calypso St. Barth & Fluffy pillow from West Elm | Owl Stuffed Animal: Pier 1 Imports | Pouf: Serena and Lily

Miscellaneous: Neon ‘Elodie’ Sign: A custom gift from Monica of Doctor’s Closet and her husband | Storage Baskets above closet: Hayneedle | Gold Sparkle Luggage: J. Crew Crewcuts | White & Brown Leather Suitcase: Coach | Teal Cart: Ikea | Elephant Rocker: gift from Caitlin and Meg | Rocking Chair in Living Room: Hayneedle | Moses Basket: Hayneedle | Unicorn Print: Weareyawn | Love You Nightlight: Owly Shadow Puppets

Taylor’s Outfits: Blue Dress: Otte NY | Cardigan: Piperlime | White Sweatshirt: Shopbop | Jeans: J Brand Maternity | Watch: Michael Kors

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  • Krystal

    Cute. Here’s an idea: Switch the filing cabinet and that multi-colored hamper thing. It will be easier for you to pick up a wicker basket than opening the file cabinet drawer in that tiny space. You could face the cabinet inward (facing the room) or outward facing the right

  • http://loveofgold.com/ Brittany Reynolds

    So beautiful! I am in love with everything but that dresser definitely steals the show!

  • http://greyandscout.com/ Liz Bachman

    A beautiful space for a chic mama + baby. So perfectly put together. Congratulations! xx

  • Comfy Cozy Couture

    You girls did a fabulous job…such an adorable little nursery & office! The dresser is gorgeous and I love the sign Monika made!

  • LC

    just a thought, im not sure about keeping so many frames above the baby crib…its a bit dangerous. pretty yes. but dangerous.

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  • Shoegal Out In The World

    Amazing space transformation… I love how the room is multi functional & while little Elodie will be sleeping her beautiful mother can be working…

    Congratulations Taylor!!!

    Have a great day!!!

    xoxo Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World


  • Monika Hibbs

    SO beyond blown away with the nursery! Every detail is perfect! We are so thankful to be part of it!

    xo Monika

  • Jessica Oliver

    It’s perfect! I love it!

  • http://www.horsesandheels.com/ Raquel Lynn

    Such a bright & happy space.

  • Enjoy Events Co.

    So fabulous! What a beautiful mama to be, congratulations Taylor!! xoxo

  • Stacey B

    I love what you’ve done with such a small space!! Everything is so beautiful for your baby girl!



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  • http://www.thefabulouslifeofanaturaldisaster.com/ Abigail Sterling

    The room came out amazing! I can only imagine how inspired, loved and warm Elodie is going to feel when she arrives! Gorgeous pieces and great use of space as well :)

    x abigail, the fabulous life of a natural disaster

  • http://theresnoplacelikehomemke.com/ Lianna Eysnogle

    love love that antler on the wall!!! such a cute gold pop!

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  • Mia

    Hmm wonder where will baby be changed? Where will all of baby’s toys/books go? Looks like a lot of mommy stuff and not a lot of baby stuff.


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  • hopej

    where’s the lucite tray from? the one next to the rocking arm chair?

  • sherry canon

    Wow!!! I love that that rug… Looks like a perfect
    match for that room. Is that hand tufted or hand knotted rugs? Quite an
    adorable small nursery!!! Well done!

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  • amy

    where did you find the LA and Rome prints? I love them!

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