Caroline’s Tropical Garden Nursery Reveal

Happy New Year, everyone!  It’s finally time for a long awaited post…a full nursery reveal!  I love Caroline’s nursery so much and it’s definitely my favorite room in the house.  It’s more feminine than any other room I’ve ever decorated, and I had lots of fun collecting and designing pieces so that I could create the perfect spot for a sweet girl.  Many of the pieces of furniture and art have been used in other places in our home over the years, so it really didn’t take too long to pull this room together once we got settled in our new home.

I partnered with one of my favorite companies, Carousel Designs, for a few key pieces for Caroline’s nursery (I did for Jack’s nursery in Kansas too and you can see that post here) and they really tied the whole room together.  For those of you who don’t know, Carousel Designs is a Veteran-owned company (they’re fellow West Pointers, as a matter of fact) and they make their products in the USA.  They have an incredible assortment of fabrics and I really like that you can customize everything so that you get exactly what you want for your child’s room.  

The windows in Caroline’s nursery are extremely tall so Carousel Designs worked with me to make custom-length drapes (if you’re in the same boat just shoot them a note and they’ll work with you too).  Their website has a nursery designer tool that allows you to see how your customized items will look before you order them.  I seriously spent hours playing around with the tool and all the different fabric options.  The drapes are hidden tab 42-inch wide with vertical trim and blackout liner with Pink Primrose as the main fabric and Solid Orchid as the trim.  I used the same fabrics for the reversible rail cover for the crib (Jack was a big rail biter so I assume Caroline will be the same eventually).  I also chose a 20-inch single pleat crib skirt with 4 inch trim in Solid Orchid.  I love that Carousel Designs allows you to personalize all sorts of items, so I had Caroline’s name printed on the sheet (fabric is Banana Yellow Weathered Stripe), the changing pad (same fabric as sheet) and a throw pillow (fabric is Watercolor Floral).    


This room turned out exactly how I envisioned it so many months ago when I first found out we were having a girl.  I hope Caroline likes it too once she gets a little older.  If you have any questions about items in the nursery please let me know!  I tried to link to most everything below, including many of my DIYs/furniture rehab projects that ended up in the room. 

Product Sources:

changing pad cover, sheet, throw pillow, drapes, crib skirt, rail cover: c/o Carousel Designs 
pink plant pot
pineapple lamp (see DIY pompom shade update here)
faux bamboo bookcase (vintage, here is a similar one and here is my DIY update)
circle shelf
pastel rainbow stacking puzzle
stuffed flamingo
white frames
pink bow Mary Jane shoes
pompom blanket
dresser (vintage, see DIY update here)
lemon drawer pulls (similar)
mirror (vintage, see DIY update here)
brass floor lamp (vintage)
round marble and gold side table (similar)
lamp on dresser (vintage)
gold striped lamp shade (similar)
changing pad
pink abstract art
glider with ottoman
mobile (felt balls are from Hello Maypole, see my DIY here)
flamingo print

Thanks to Carousel Designs for providing me with this amazing baby bedding and beautiful curtains.  I only work with companies I truly love that I think my readers will enjoy too!

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Katie Vail
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  1. Anonymous
    January 8, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Look great! By creation when it comes to children's bedding I am not having it but after a few "oh my gosh that's so cute!" I'm a Carousel Designs believer! Thanks Katie! – hrplo

  2. mkcubed
    January 9, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Looks awesome! You can tell you poured your heart into it.

    Do you know where the crab and fish on wheels are from? I love those.

  3. January 9, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    Thank you! Gosh I totally should have linked to those, sorry about that! I bought them on Etsy from a shop called ArksAndAnimals. I think they're so cute!

  4. January 9, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    Thank you! Glad you like them now too!

  5. January 11, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    The nursery is just darling! I love how everything came together.

    I am wondering how you like the glider you have? I am expecting and have been looking for something with a higher back and an ottoman. It looks like this one might work well, but there aren't any reviews on the link. Any feedback you could give would be greatly appreciated!

  6. January 12, 2018 / 2:54 am

    Thank you! As for the glider, I really like it. I didn't have a glider with Jack and now I wish we had bought one earlier. It glides well and is very comfy. Not too narrow or wide and the design of it makes it look a bit more sleek than many other gliders. It doesn't recline and the ottoman doesn't move though, so if you're looking for that then maybe the Piper glider/recliner by the same company may be better. I'd probably like if it reclined but honestly it doesn't bother me that it doesn't. I hope that helps a little!

  7. mkcubed
    January 16, 2018 / 12:16 am

    Thanks! I can't believe how affordable they are…and I get to support a home state business. Win! Win! ūüôā

  8. April 17, 2018 / 1:25 am

    Thanks Amanda! It's from H&M from last spring. They have really cute home stuff!

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