There aren’t many things I miss about our house in Austin, but the bird and owl themed nursery I created for Baby Girl definitely tops the list of things I miss. Almost as soon as I found out we were having a girl, I knew I wanted bird and owl nursery décor with a mint green and ballet pink color palette.
The end result was such a serene and beautiful space, and I especially loved how the light poured in through the large and plentiful windows.
Of course, I didn’t expect Baby Girl to show any sort of interest in her nursery until she was much older. After all, young babies can barely distinguish shapes and colors, let alone nursery décor and design choices.
But much to my surprise and delight, even when she was just a tiny little thing (I mean only a few weeks old) she loved spending time in her nursery. Some of the sweetest memories I have of her as a baby were in that nursery.
We usually started our mornings by heading into the nursery where she would lie on her changing pad while looking around the room and cooing with delight. She even gave us her first smile in the nursery.
A few months later, she would spend a good 15 minutes (aka an eternity in baby time) lying in her crib smiling as she watched her bird mobile spin around and around. And finally, right before we moved, her favorite nursery activity was petting all the birds in her tree.
Our cottage on the island doesn’t have a space that is large enough to recreate this look, so sadly I had to part with many of the items from the nursery. Thankfully, I was able to bring down some of my favorite pieces and will be doing a scaled down version for Baby Girl’s room sometime in the near future.
Until then, I’ll give you a look back at Baby Girl’s bird themed nursery in all its former glory. If you’re interested in any of the items in the nursery I’ve provided a resource list at the bottom of the page. Unfortunately, many of the items are no longer available, but some still have similar items for sale.
Bird and Owl Themed Nursery Resource List:
Bird and Owl Ornaments – Pottery Barn and Pier One – White Owl is still available at Pottery Barn here
White Crib – Pottery Barn Kids – No longer available, but there is a similar one here
Bird Cages – Overstock.com – No longer available
Silver Tree – Z Gallerie – No longer available, but they do have a couple other tree options
Owl Bookends – Z Gallerie – No longer available
Mint Green Garbage Can – Diaper Dekor at Babies R Us here
Pink Changing Pad Cover – Carters at Babies R Us here
Pink Owl Blanket – Carters at Babies R Us here
Rocker and Ottoman – Babies R Us – No longer available
Owl Nightlight – Pottery Barn Kids – No longer available
Bird Mobile – My mom and I made this mobile because I wanted to customize the look, but you can get a similar one on Etsy here
Mercury Glass Lamp – Homegoods
Pink and White Baskets, Round Silver Mirror, White Curtains, and Curtain Rods – Garden Ridge
Pink Ruffle Pillow – Target
Bird Nursery Art, Tulle Crib Skirt, and Green Knitted Blanket – All were handmade by yours truly. I may do tutorials on these in the future.
White Changing Table and Dresser – This was my parent’s bedroom set from the early 1980s that I painted and repurposed. FYI – Old bedroom dressers make fabulous changing tables!