an urban nursery


Well, we are officially a family of five. Urban Price Equall (Price is my maiden name) was born on November 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm. He weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs. 13.5 oz. and was 20 inches long. I’m feeling ALL the feelings but mostly, I am very grateful.


Remember about a month ago, when I put together a list of my five favorite baby items for a nursery? Well, the finished product turned out a bit different from my list. Mostly because I procrastinated for so long that a few of the items were on backorder and I wouldn’t have received them for a few months. So, I improvised and refocused on items that would actually arrive before my baby did.

I finished Urban’s nursery the day before he was born. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh?  So, now that we are home and all settled back in, I thought I would share how it turned out. I had so much fun planning his room and am convinced that baby rooms are the most fun to design and put together.




My goal was to keep his space simple without being too babyish. I kept patterns to a minimum and let the rug stand out with all the color and pattern. Speaking of the rug, I ordered it from RUGSUSA and it’s on sale for Black Friday right now. I’m super happy with the quality of the rug and the colors are just as pictured on their website. Lots of times, I have ordered items that arrive and look nothing like their picture did on the website. So frustrating. So NOT the case here. It’s just lovely.



The crib sheet has little orange arrows that I picked from Land of Nod. It’s very soft and I love the way it plays with the oranges in the rug. When Nolan and Grey were babies, I bought them crib bumpers but in my quest to keep things simple this time around, I decided to skip it and am happy with the way it looks.




I bought the art in a set of two at Target. The frames are a warm wood tone that breaks up the otherwise mostly white pallet. The giraffe head is a hand-me-down from Grey that I bought from Dwell Studio when he was a baby. Whoa – five years ago. Where does the time go?! The closet doors were given a fresh coat of white paint as they were the last of the trim that needed to be painted. When we moved in, the whole house had very dark trim and now every bit of it has been painted white.



On the wall opposite of the crib, we used an IKEA dresser with a changing pad and framed some printable art from TheCrownPrints. Originally, I thought about doing a gallery wall above his changing station, but Urban’s room is small. The space is only 10’x11′ so I wanted to be careful to not overwhelm the space with a million frames. Also, I have some gallery walls going on in other areas of the house so it was fun to try something new with one larger, simple framed piece.

So, that’s it! In my last post, I over promised when I said I would have a post done with his nursery photos AND an updated house tour. Hopefully, I will be able to get the house tour page updated this week.


My 5 current crushes for the nursery


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Happy Monday! It is finally cooling off and raining here in Texas and I am thrilled. This has been a very hot, long summer and I am ready for Fall and the cooler temps that come with it. Bring on all the pumpkins! Over the weekend, my seven year old, Nolan, asked me why I haven’t been getting the baby room ready? She is right, it’s time to get busy. I have all things nursery on the brain. Isn’t the one above just dreamy? We have about seven weeks left until my c-section and this very slow moving lady needs to pick up the pace.

Here is the space. Yikes. Since we have moved into the new house, we have used this room as a dumping ground for extra art and frames.


I want the nursery to be a simple space with just the necessities. The room is small (about 10×11) and I want it to feel modern, open, and without a lot of frills. This is our third baby and we have learned our lesson about buying all the things. We went crazy when Nolan was born and she had every baby item on the market. She had swings, bassinets, strollers (yes, we had more than one), toys, activity mats, and on and on and on. We scaled back when Grey came along and he had much less. This time, the plan is to start with just a few of the basics. If we find that we absolutely cannot survive without a particular item, we will add as needed. So, I started putting together a small list to accomplish this simple, open space. As always, I kept the price points at what I thought to be affordable. Big impact + small budget = my cup of tea.

  1. First, lets start from the floor and work our way up.


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This rug is fun and its low price tag makes it not too precious. I think this is perfect to inject some pattern and ground the space. I think a 5×7 would be just the right size and allow me to place the other pieces of furniture around it.

2. Obviously, I need a crib for our guy. Nolan and Grey used the same crib and it looked worn out by the time Grey grew out of it. Think teeth marks, dents and a squeaky mattress from jumping.


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This crib has clean lines and with its bright white color is perfect for our small room. My sister bought this very same crib for her daughter, Finley, and has loved it. Finley approved!

3. Crib bedding is hard. I looked and looked for something that was cute for a baby boy but not over the top with monster trucks or fire engines.


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 It might be hard to tell from the picture, but this pattern has a small feather pattern. Cute, huh? I thought so. I haven’t ordered from Land of Nod before, so I am excited to test them out in the nursery. I want some of these for my bed!

4. This changing pad and cover is another Land of Nod find. There were so many options that I may end up changing my mind again. But I was drawn to this one because of the fun pop of color it would bring to the space.


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It seems like the baby gear is so much cooler since I was last in the baby game. Like those yummy pouches that I see so many toddlers happily devouring. What?! I’m not even sure if those were around when Grey was transitioning to baby food. Maybe they were, but I wasn’t privy to them.

5. This mobile could be cute in a boy nursery, girl nursery or maybe I plan on stealing this from our baby when he’s done with it and hanging it in our living room.


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 Nate thinks this mobile is perfect as it pays homage to our time here in Texas. Nolan and Grey were both born in Portland so this is a cute reminder that our new baby is a Texan. I wonder if he’ll have an accent?

So that’s my list of baby finds for the nursery to come! Grey is donating his old dresser to his baby brother that will house his clothes (ahem…that we have yet to buy) and his new changing pad. It is an IKEA dresser we bought a couple years ago that we stained and painted the drawer fronts white.


Don’t you love a good list? I sure do. Something about having things laid out in print helps to ease my type-A tendencies. During my whole pregnancy, I kept telling myself that I had plenty of time to get going on the baby’s room. But, as Nolan pointed out, my window is closing.

P.s. Our new floors have come in and are being installed on Saturday, this Saturday! I took lots of horrible before pictures of our current flooring situation so you’ll be able to appreciate my crazy enthusiasm. Take a deep breath….eeek!