CONCEPT TO REALITY Jackson’s Nursery

Jackson's nursery: crib, map, giraffe

A nursery fit for a little king

Many thanks to Paloma Contreras and High Gloss Magazine (pages 48-49) for the opportunity to share with their readers all the fun I had with the baby shower and nursery for the cutie pie! He did arrive into the world bright blue eyed on May 13th, 2011, all safe and sound!!

As a follow up, here are a few photos we took of the nursery, and the original concept board. Didn’t his mommy do a fantastic job bringing it all to life? There are a few pieces that haven’t arrived, but this should give you a pretty good idea how it came out!

jackson's nursery

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Jackson's nursery: side table & loveseat

[ snuggly bedtime reading spot  ]

Jackson's nursery: pillows by Plum Cushion

[ Melanie of Plum Cushion always does a beautiful job ]

Jackson's nursery: dresser

[ the little lion’s mane mirror and giraffe-like lamp are perfect! ]

Jackson's nursery: IKEA dresser with new pulls

[ great IKEA hack! ]

Jackson's nursery: Lucite tray by Erin Condren

[ a Lucite tray in tan zebra from Erin Condren couldn’t be more perfect ]

Jackson's nursery: giraffe

[ an animal in the kingdom ;o) ]

Jackson Fliss at 3 weeks

[ the little king ]

We just finished up his baby announcement, and I’ve got a few others to share in a post to come!


Photos and styling by Erika Brechtel
Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. Yay!!! Stunning, gorgeous, perfect! I am obsessed with that chest – I thought it was Bungalow 5! Please post on the step by step (stain color and where you got the pulls)! Love it! I guess the baby is ok, too… 😉
    -e (

  2. Thanks so much for helping create such a perfect space and congratulations on the spread in High Gloss! Yayy!!

  3. I’m not kidding when I say this is one of my all-time favorite nurseries!! You did a beautiful job incorporating all the elements into a sweet and calming baby oasis. PS- that is one handsome little man!

  4. Erika! You did a fabulous job with the nursery! Alisha must be beyond thrilled 🙂 Congrats on making it into High Gloss. That’s fantastic news!! xoxo – julie

  5. Love the dresser. Contemplating purchasing one for my master bedroom. Did you refinish it? The one on the site looks like it has a bit more of a brown tint. If so, what did you do? And where did you find the brass pulls? They’re amazing!

  6. Just stumbled on your nursery and LOVE it! Can you tell me where the stuffed animal on the sofa is from?

  7. I LOVE this nursery. So sweet, stylish and smart!

    Where did you find those brass pulls? I have been looking all over?

    Please do tell!


  8. This is such a cute nursery! Was the map something you already owned or was a purchase from somewhere? I’ve only been able to find small versions of maps! 🙂