Hawaiian Themed Nursery Before & After

Erin and I recently completed a nursery recently and I’m excited to share the results with you today! Kids’ rooms are my absolute favorite to design. I get especially giddy when I get to come up with a design for a baby!
Our budget for the room was under $3,000. We needed everything new except the existing dresser.  Here is the before…
Our client wanted a Hawaiian themed room because her family had just moved here from Hawaii. We wanted the Hawaiian theme to be subtle enough that it didnt’ scream “beach!”.  Here is the after!
The bulk of our budget went towards the West Elm Graham glider in performance velvet. It cleans really well which makes it great for a babies room. It’s also SO pretty!
The clients only real request was that a picture of Jesus and an LDS temple be in each of her kids’ rooms. So we chose to buy a print of the Hawaiian temple from this etsy shop.  Next to the glider we added this brass end table from Target. The bla bla doll is from Soel Boutique. The shag rug and floor lamp are from Ikea. I am pretty sure this floor lamp will be appearing in most of my designs. I’m obsessed with it! The white pouf is from Amazon.


The other majority of the budget was spent on custom roman shades done in Schumacher’s Adras Ikat in sky. The windows are the first thing you see when you come in this room so we really wanted to do something that made a statement here.


Like I said our client already had this dresser. She wasn’t totally in love with it but it helped us save room in the budget for other things so we kept it. All it took were some new pulls to totally give it a new life!
The lamp and basket are from Home Goods. The little VW bug I picked up at a hotel in California.
The planter is from PB Teen.
You may recognize this tortoise shell from the Nate Berkus for Target collection. They don’t sell them anymore so we actually bought this one on Ebay. It was green so I just painted it white with some high gloss spray paint.


The baskets are from Ikea, rope knot from Hobby Lobby, VW bug is from ebay, coral is thrifted and the art is from Sugarboo.
We bought the Babyletto crib from All Modern. The crib sheet is from here. The whale pillow is from Urban Outfitters.
We did a little gallery wall over the bed to bring some more of that Hawaiian vibe into the room. Overall we love how it turned out!To find out more about our design services send an email to kirstenkrason@gmail.com 

Thanks again to Samantha Kelly for all of these photographs! 


20 Responses to Hawaiian Themed Nursery Before & After

  1. theanatomyofdesign.com Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    so cute. love the big basics, mixed with the little hawaiian moments everywhere.

  2. Julia Konya Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Love that glider so much!

  3. Zach and Katie Hillstead Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    I am IN LOVE with this!! What is the paint color??

  4. Ginny Wertman Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Beautiful! I love that it doesn't "scream" Hawaii! Very tasteful!!

  5. jamie @ [kreyv] Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Love. This. Room!

  6. InteriorGroupie Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    That looks amazing!

  7. House Envy Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    the nursery is lovely. when i read the blog title i'll admit the words "hawaiian" and "nursery" together scared me! But this is just beautiful.

  8. Sierra Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:25 am #

    Love that dresser!!! Well done, darling!

  9. Jennifer Lippi Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    I love it! You did so well with the budget you have. I just adore the window treatments! I love nursery design as well. I swear I would have another baby just to design another nursery.


  10. Christina Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Great room- and love the wall color! What is the brand/name?

  11. SHERRY HART Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    That lamp is from Ikea?!?! Awesome. The whole room is beautiful and they must be thrilled.

  12. Abby M. Interiors Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Beautiful job! I noticed the pulls on the dresser right away. They're a great detail! What a lucky and blessed baby. 🙂

  13. Jen @ RamblingRenovators Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Fabulous job. It does give a fun island vibe without being too literal. Love the gallery wall!

  14. Laurie from Laurie Jones Home Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Absolutely stunning!! You girls nailed it, beachy but not themey! So calm and inviting!

  15. Tracy Laverty Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Amazing job! I love how serene it is with the colors you chose.

  16. Ann DeLucenay Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    So cute!! What color paint did you use in the room?

  17. sarah m. dorsey Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Such a pretty space! The glider and roman shade make the room – perfect splurges!

  18. Lesleyc Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I really, really like this room, but my OCD nature just cannot cope with the fact that the blinds aren't identical on both windows and they appear to run off at an angle, the right one is especially bad. If they're custom made I just cannot understand why this wasn't spotted early on and rectified. The folds as they pull up just aren't crisp and sharp.

  19. Michelle Banales Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    So pretty! I know this is from a little while ago, but do you happen to know/remember if that performance velvet is the "blue lagoon" color? Thanks!

    • Kacia Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

      wondering the same thing! Lagoon?

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