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Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 | 3 comments

A Mid-Century Nursery for Baby Mera

A Mid-Century Nursery for Baby Mera

After featuring J.P. and Ellen’s mid-century modern design style in a 2014 home tour, we couldn’t wait to come back and see what they did with their newborn baby Mera’s bedroom.


Just like the rest of their stylish home, they accented the room with mid-century charm and personal touches, perfect for a baby girl.


The collection of prints in uniform white frames shown to the right of the window above are an assortment of prints that Ellen picked out, as well as cards her friends and family gave her at their baby shower.

“I hate tossing beautiful cards,” Ellen says, “and I feel that sticking them in a box in a closet is basically the same thing.” So she framed them. What a great idea.


One wall was painted a handsome blue-grey hue when they moved in a few years ago. Unfortunately, they don’t have the name to share. (They had Home Depot match the color so they could use it throughout the room.)

Ellen found the mid-century dresser on Craigslist, which serves perfectly as a changing table and is roomy enough for storing Mera’s clothes and other accessories.


Above the dresser, they hung a set of triangular wooden shelves they bought on Etsy.


The crib from Dwell Studio fits perfectly in the opposite corner with an over-sized solar system mobile hanging overhead that she and J.P. picked out together.



For a nursing chair, they moved an Eero Saarinen womb chair up from their basement den.



The Kilim wool rug is from Urban Outfitters, “an excellent source for trendy rugs at affordable prices,” says Ellen, “it’s always my go-to source.”


The pom-pom curtains from Anthropologie add just the right amount of whimsy for a child’s room…


And a big basket holds their large collection of handmade baby blankets.


In clear plastic ledges, they keep a floor-to-ceiling collection of picture books that also look great with the covers facing out. “I saw the super expensive shelves in a fancy nursery on a blog that I couldn’t even dream of buying,” says Ellen. “I decided to search online to find something to replicate the original.”




The only thing more darling than Mera’s room is Mera.


Source List:

  • Crib: Dwell Studio
  • Mid-Century Broyhill Brasilia Dresser: Craigslist
  • Kilim Woven Rug: Urban Outfitters
  • Sheepskin Rug: Ikea
  • Book display shelves:
  • Pom tassel curtains: Anthropologie
  • Replica Herman Miller Eames walnut stool:
  • Triangle shelves: Etsy
  • Wicker basket: Target
  • Toy box: Target
  • Wooden baby gym: Etsy


  1. Very nice design Ellen, take good care of the bib as that will be antique soon.

    • ha ha, so true Nora!

    • Thanks Leslie and Katie for the great photos!

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