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I’m in LOVE

I have a secret to announce…. I’m in LOVE!


I have been blessed with the most beautiful and perfect addition to my life. Five weeks ago my Sister had a baby girl. Ever since it’s been all about Mila!

Jamie (my sister) didn’t find out what she was having so the minute Little Miss Mila was born the nursery design took center stage of Dayle Sheehan Interior Design.

Without finding out the sex of the baby until she arrived I decided that keeping the room neutral was a safe option. With a VERY basic blank slate you can still make a gender specific and personal space that’s perfect for your little bundle of joy.

 Dayle Sheehan Interior Design Nursery Tips


  1. Make it personal.


I couldn’t find the perfect art for the space so we decided the solution was to make it ourselves. One night my sister, a friend of ours and I had a painting night. I know you’re panicking and thinking you aren’t artistic. That’s okay!


We bought six small canvas (less intimidating!). We used the 5 paint colours to keep our art simple and continuous. We each painted 2 canvases. One busy one and one simpler / more graphic one.



When we were finished the art isn’t perfect but it was a fun night with the girls, it is an inexpensive solution to our design problem and every time any of us walk in the room we feel like we contributed to the space that our little angel will do her own crafts and make her own memories in.

2.  Use unconventional items.

I love having something ‘off’ in every room no matter what space I’m decorating so a nursery is no exception. My sister and I both love antiques and old things that have been given new purpose and a new life. In Jamie’s search for items to fill her new home she came across an old ladder. With a coat of turquoise paint the ladder has taken center stage in the room as the perfect decor piece to stack keepsake boxes under and lean the big teddy against.



3.  Keep it simple.


In all my designs and my life I lean toward a more minimal approach. Keeping clutter under control and having systems and appropriate storage makes the room look neat and tidy but more importantly it makes a new Mom’s very busy life easier and that’s always my goal. Your space needs to work for your life. Too many ‘things’ just complicate an already overwhelming new routine.




A simple piece of furniture like this black dresser is not the star of the show but with plenty of drawers it allows all of the clutter to be tucked away. To help seamlessly blend form and function use closet organizers, baskets and decorative boxes as well.  Who wants to clean up all the time when you have a perfect little bundle you’d rather be snuggling??!!


I’m so happy to be back to blogging and I thank you so much for taking time out of your life to read my blog.



1 Comment

  1. Dani says:

    Love it Dayle! The nursery is adorable. Mila is going to love it when she gets bigger.

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