Nursery Reveal & a Huge Giveaway with Million Dollar Baby Classic

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I am so excited to share my nursery with you!  This is my first real decorating project in our new home and I definitely had a vision in mind when I was designing the space.  I really wanted a calm and serene nursery without having anything that was too loud or character driven.  What is it with babies that makes everyone want to put loud animals on everything?  I also spent so much time researching cribs.  I wanted a quality piece without breaking the bank because let’s be honest, they are only in them for such a finite amount of time. I went back and forth between grey furniture and white.  I decided on going with white because it was back to my calm setting and felt that even though I loved the grey, I worried it might be a little trendy.  I immediately was drawn to the Darlington Crib by Million Dollar Baby Classic.  I love the linen insert on the back.  It makes it look high-end but for a reasonable price point.  The linen can easily be removed to clean or even switch it out to something else if you choose.  I have seen people monogram it which is adorable.  Since we didn’t have our name agreed upon….that was not really an option.


I was very impressed with the customer service and packaging of the furniture.  There was not a single blemish.  The pieces are sturdy and the drawers even have a soft close feature.  I also love the feet on the Darlington Dresser, sometimes when dressers don’t have feet they look squatty to me.  I also like to be able to clean underneath them.  I initially had gone with the crib and dresser only.  Then with looking at my space, I added the Darlington Bookcase.  I love how it all came together.  Mark read to Patrick every night during my pregnancy, we have a ton of books to house!  I really like the scale of the bookcase.


I researched mattresses like crazy and finally went with the Newton crib mattress.  I have never read so many positive reviews.  It is breathable, lightweight and has two sides, for them to grow into the toddler bed with.  I should mention that the crib is a conversion crib that goes into a toddler bed and then full size bed.


My changing table is from Keekaroo and I see why so many people rave about it.  I will say that he likes to pee probably once a day when I change him out of his diaper…..this leads to a really easy clean up.  Just wipe it down without having to replace all the linens on traditional changing pads.


I also spent a lot of time looking into chairs.  This Toco swivel chair by Babyletto is the perfect size.  It is super comfortable, I can lean my head back on it and the ottoman is key.  It is also a great price point because chairs can get crazy expensive!


Finally, I am in love with my animal artwork above his crib.  I initially wanted the set from Restoration hardware but I didn’t like how I couldn’t customize the frames or animals.  I remembered that Minted has a whole artwork division and they work with individual artists to create really unique pieces.  I had such a hard time narrowing down which animals I wanted but love how they all came together.  How pretty are the herringbone frames right?


Now for the really exciting part!  Million Dollar Baby Classic is giving away a crib to one of my readers!  There are a few ways to enter.  You can comment on my post here with how you entered by the comment or via Instagram.  You have to follow my page and Million Dollar Baby Classic as well.   The giveaway will run on Instagram for one week and starts today at 9 am.  I haven’t been able to participate in the 12 giveaway days of Christmas so let’s go big here!  I am so honored to be able to work with such a wonderful company.  You can read all about their philosophies here.  They are a Christian based company who believes in giving back in as many ways as they can.  They are also environmentally conscious with recycling their wood and paint.  The company also uses recycled cardboard to ship in. Their cribs are made in New Zealand from sustainable forests. This is one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources available.  I am so fortunate to be able to partner with such an amazing company for this exciting project!  Make sure to head to Instagram and enter there as well.


Sources:  Darlington Crib find here |||  Darlington Dresser here |||  Darlington Bookcase here ||| Rocking chair here |||  Marble & gold table here |||  Gold circle mirror here |||  Changing pad here ||| Lampshade find here |||  Lamb rocker here ||| Bedding here ||| Grey everywhere chair here ||| Area Rug here |||  Artwork find here



Thank you to Million Dollar Baby Classic for this amazing and generous giveaway!!  Also, thank you to my readers who support the brands that work with Meet at the Barre.




  1. December 20, 2017 / 6:25 AM

    Your nursery is soo gorgeous girl! So glad you are settling in to motherhood so well. It looks amazing on you :) Would love to win one of these beautiful cribs, too!!

  2. December 20, 2017 / 7:55 AM

    Oh my gosh,what a beautiful room! I love all the details and sweet touches. I crack up at his peeing everywhere, those little boys!

  3. Biana
    December 20, 2017 / 9:08 AM

    Adore the baby paintings above his crib! It all came together so beautifully! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  4. Emily J
    December 20, 2017 / 9:41 AM

    Absolutely love everything about this- including the classic linen insert on the crib & sweet minted prints! Little Patrick is already surrounded by so much evident love! ? Look forward to entering this generous giveaway ??

  5. December 20, 2017 / 9:58 AM

    Beautiful job with the space, girl! You definitely achieved the calm, serene room that you were after. Those animal prints are the cutest.

  6. December 20, 2017 / 10:42 AM

    All the heart eyes for his precious nursery! It’s so perfect, and I love every detail! Totally entering this giveaway for my dear friend in hopes that she will win!!

  7. December 20, 2017 / 12:42 PM

    You did such a good job on his nursery!!! I love every little detail about it, and I am sure that you love spending time in there!!! The crib looks amazing, and I really like the prints above.

  8. December 20, 2017 / 12:46 PM

    His nursery came out absolutely beautiful! I totally agree about the loud animals and prints. I find them so obnoxious. You did such a great job! Congrats again on your new little guy – he’s precious!

  9. Caroline
    December 20, 2017 / 12:55 PM

    What a gorgeous nursery! The animal prints and that lamb rocker are SO cute. :-)

  10. Brittany
    December 20, 2017 / 1:44 PM

    Simply beautiful! Love all the grey and white! Where is the large basket next to the bookshelf from? I’ve been looking for one like that for a while!

  11. December 20, 2017 / 1:52 PM

    I love his nursery! So simple and classic!

  12. December 20, 2017 / 2:16 PM

    It’s gorgeous!!

  13. December 20, 2017 / 2:51 PM

    Everything looks amazing! And I’m with you on not wanting loud animal characters in the nursery, it took me forever to finalize a theme in Serena’s nursery and I love that it’ll grow with her. It’s a little girls’ room not just a baby’s room. And love love love the gray and white combo for little man <3

    Green Fashionista

  14. the cape on the corner
    December 20, 2017 / 3:32 PM

    super cute wrapped up like a tiny xmas present/candy cane! i adore this room, it’s so calm and serene.

  15. December 21, 2017 / 2:06 PM

    This is one of my favorite baby boy nurseries I’ve ever seen! I am with you – I don’t get all the “loud” characters and animals. This is gorgeous and classic. Such a great job!

  16. December 21, 2017 / 2:35 PM

    Amanda! It looks amazing! When you shared that first photo i thought it was as a catalogue photo! It looks THAT good! So beautiful and serene!!!

  17. December 21, 2017 / 11:26 PM

    This came out gorgeous, girlie!! I can’t believe how expensive nursery furniture can get!!! Love all the accents and how calm the space is!!

  18. Kristina
    December 22, 2017 / 9:30 AM

    Girl!! Your nursery looks absolutely amazing- love all the neutrals. So calm and cozy!

    xo, Kristina

  19. December 22, 2017 / 9:52 AM

    I am swooning over this space! It looks AMAZING!

  20. December 22, 2017 / 3:03 PM

    Gorgeous nursery!! Absolutely love those prints above the crib!

    xo megan

  21. sarah lindner
    December 22, 2017 / 6:54 PM

    OMG those prints are just adorable! I kinda want them for myself hehe! Such a cute little space!

    Sarah Lindner

  22. December 23, 2017 / 8:56 AM

    Love how this turned out – those framed prints are my favorite!

  23. Ruth Ridley
    December 24, 2017 / 12:18 PM

    The nursery came out perfectly! Love the neutrals and all the pictures on the wall!!

  24. December 25, 2017 / 9:33 PM

    Such a beautiful and peaceful space!! Adore all the neutrals!!

  25. Stephanie
    December 26, 2017 / 12:02 PM

    This nursery is so beautiful! I love the minimalistic space and how practical and pretty it is simultaneously!

  26. December 26, 2017 / 12:26 PM

    your nursery is absolutely beautiful and love the prints!

    cute & little

  27. December 31, 2017 / 7:23 PM

    The nursery looks amazing! I’m especially loving the animal prints you picked out – so cute!

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