Hi! I’m Tiffany of Tiffany Leigh Interior Design. I’ll admit it, when I got an invite to be a style contributor here at Simply Baby, I was over the moon. While I am in no position to have a little one any time soon (I’m a 22 year old broke Interior Design student), my boyfriend has a new baby cousin who I just adore. On top of that, nurseries are one of my favorite rooms to design because they are adorable and SO much fun.At first when considering if I was Mixy-Matchy or Matchy-Matchy, I thought ‘MIXY ALL THE WAY’. If you’ve seen my studio apartment, you’ll know that I’m typically a mixer. When I started to create my board, however, I realized that it was all looking pretty cohesive. Of course, I didn’t just go out and pick a matching furniture set. I mixed pieces, but it all works because of a cohesive and feminine color palette, and a loosely related theme.

Therefore, I’m calling my creation ‘Moderate Matchy-Matchy':

crib / pillows / glider / pouf / basket / flamingo art / doll / sconces / chandelier / dresser / rug

Here are my 3 simple steps for creating a cohesive (but not over the top matching) look:

1. Pick a color palette and stick to it.

The color palette I chose here is pink, gold, white, and navy. For a little girl, I wanted to incorporate pink but not go over the top with it. I picked this gorgeous coral geometric area rug from Rugs USA, knowing that it would be able to transition perfectly into an older space later (heck, even I want this rug!). Pink and gold is one of my favorite combinations right now. A gold pouf for mom to rest her feet while rocking, some gold hardware, pillows and a gold picture frame add just the right amount of glamor. To ground the color scheme, I added some dark navy and black accents.

2. Do a Loose Interpretation of  a Theme.

Nowadays, people seem to cringe from that word ‘theme’ when it comes to decorating. I agree that it can get cheesy extremely fast, but what better place to interpret a theme than in a kid’s room?!

You could say my theme is very loosely Floridian-Nautical. Think Miami Beach – baby edition. The Flamingo Print (from my fave source for kid room art  The Animal Print Shop) evokes a cool tropical beach vibe, which is further enhanced with the wicker basket, and navy and white touches. This will help to tie all of the elements in the room together.

3. Be Bold

Matchy-matchy doesn’t have to mean boring. Fun light fixtures, quirky art, and bold prints all help to create an exciting, yet coordinated space. And how about that avant-garde doll? Swoon!

I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to creating a beautiful ‘moderately matching’ nursery! I invite you to stop by my blog for more great decor tips!

Be sure to check out these other Simply Baby style contributors in the following weeks:
Beth of Design Post Daily

Heather of Vivid Hue Home

Cindi and Emily of Scrappy Love

Katherine of Rhymes with Smile

Kelley of Forever’s Like a Dream

Elizabeth of The Little Black Door

Elisa of Fancy Free Me


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I'm a Southern girl that is blessed with 3 munchkins, two of them multiples (twins!). Besides my faith and my family, my favorites are sweet tea, flip flops and road trips to the coast. I've always been a "people person" with curiosity to explore, come up with ideas and a communicate effectively-especially through writing, blogging and various social media channels.

5 thoughts on “Blog Party: How Does Your Nursery Roll- Matchy Match or Mixy Matchy? Part II

  1. Your future baby is in luck! I love that print so much- I am now trying to figure out what room in my house can be “Miami Beach” too!

  2. I am loving this! That flamingo art is adorable for a little girl’s nursery. In fact I could see myself moving into this nursery ;)

  3. Beautiful baby furniture and eclectic decor Tiffany! I NEED one of those gold poufs!!

  4. What a great job Tiffany! My favorite colors for decorating! And that little flamingo just makes is that much better.

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