When I found out that I was pregnant with a baby girl, I couldn’t believe it. My husband’s family comes from a line of boys, and his brother has boys, so I thought I was destined to have another boy. But the moment I bit into that chocolate cupcake and saw pink icing inside, I was shocked. I almost didn’t believe it and didn’t really allow myself to get excited until I went to our 20-week ultrasound to reconfirm the gender. The ultrasound tech said, “It’s a girl!” And I’ve been looking at everything pink ever since. Haha!
I couldn’t wait to design our baby girl’s nursery and create a haven for her. I grew up by the beach, so coastal has always been my style. (You can see her brother’s ocean-themed nursery and now his big boy coastal room for other inspiration.) But for her room, I wanted it to feel a bit more feminine and pretty, so I went with a Palm Beach chic theme for her nursery. I have to say, it’s one of my favorite rooms in our house.
Palm Beach Chic: Baby Girl Nursery Reveal
One of the most important places in a baby’s nursery is their crib area. This is where your baby will be spending the majority of her time.
I chose Naturepedic’s organic breathable 2-stage crib mattress for her crib. It’s the only certified organic crib mattress that’s also breathable! Breathable crib mattresses are all about added comfort and safety. Airflow under the baby allows heat to dissipate more efficiently, and breathability may also increase safety by allowing air to flow more freely around the baby.
The breathable fabric is 3-dimensional, allowing air to flow through the fabric and under the baby for 360° air circulation. Since air can pass freely through the cover’s 3D structure, babies can breathe right through it! The breathable function is encapsulated in a washable cover that completely hugs the mattress. This removable layer has a waterproof backing that keeps the mattress clean and protected from urine, spit-up, and other messes. In the event of an accident (because you know they’ll happen), simply replace it with a spare cover or put the baby back to sleep on the fully functional underlying mattress. The cover can then be machine washed and dried at your convenience.
I also love that this mattress has a 2-stage dual firmness that provides a firmer side for infants and a medium-firm side for growing toddlers. As your child develops, switching over is as easy as flipping the mattress!
Crib Mattress Pad
It’s a good idea to protect your baby’s new mattress with a certified organic waterproof pad. This one from Naturepedic is made with two layers of soft organic cotton jersey on top and bottom and an ultra-thin waterproof barrier in the center. You’ll also love the feel of this stretch jersey fabric. It’s soft to the touch and easily conforms to maintain the feel of the mattress.
This waterproof pad features DrySleep™ technology, which effectively blocks liquids from passing through while allowing some water vapor to escape. This helps reduce sweating and clamminess and provides a more comfortable sleep while offering complete waterproof protection. I also love that it eliminates questionable waterproofing materials like vinyl/PVC, phthalates, perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), and butane rubber. Organic cotton is the purest form of cotton and a healthier alternative to synthetic fabrics, often treated with perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) plus various anti-bacterial biocidal treatments and even flame retardants.Buy Organic Waterproof Pad Here
I knew that I wanted to have a beautiful piece of artwork hanging over the crib. I discovered Jessa Adler’s art on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her work. She is an abstract painter that loves to create pieces using acrylic and oil paints. Most of her paintings feature soft pastel colors that invoke a sense of happiness. When I saw this piece of hers on her site, the colors were exactly what I was looking for, and I knew it would work perfectly in this Palm Beach themed nursery. It’s so bright and happy. Once it arrived, I had it framed. It really sets the tone in the room, which is a feeling of happiness and femininity.Buy Jessa Adler Art Here
Owlet Monitor Duo
When we had our first child, our son, we used the Owlet smart sock, and I can’t tell you enough how much peace of mind it gave us when he slept. The Owlet Monitor Duo combines the Smart Sock with the Cam for the most complete baby monitor. The Duo allows you to monitor your baby’s heart rate and oxygen while streaming audio and video to your phone.
We all worry about our newborns when they sleep, but there’s only so much a traditional baby monitor can tell you. The Owlet Monitor Duo goes beyond the capabilities of any other baby monitor to reassure parents that your baby is safe while they sleep. By tracking your baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels with the Smart Sock (using pulse oximetry technology), the Duo goes beyond what you might be able to see or hear so that you can really know if your baby is sleeping safely or if they need you. This information, combined with the ability to stream HD video to your smartphone from wherever you are with their Cam, is what makes their Monitor Duo a complete picture of your baby’s well-being while they sleep.
Inside the Monitor Duo package, you will receive a Sock Sensor, Base Station, two sock sizes with a right and left sock, a power adaptor and charging cords, as well as the Owlet Cam, magnetic base, wall mounting kit with cable guards, and power adapter.Buy Owlet Monitor Duo Here
We used the dresser in Liam’s old nursery for the changing station, and I think it looks even better in her room. It’s the Ava Regency Extra Wide Dresser & Topper Set from PBK. It’s been a great piece that has lasted us years and will continue to be a great dresser for her to have as she gets older.Buy Dresser Here
There’s no doubt I will be changing many diapers in this room, so the Ubbi diaper pail will definitely come in handy. The Ubbi diaper pail is made of steel to achieve maximum odor control. It is equipped with rubber seals strategically designed to lock in odors and a sliding lid that minimizes air disruption, keeping the smell inside the pail. One of my favorite things about this diaper pail is that you can use any standard trash bag or reusable cloth liner for it. No need to purchase special diaper pail bag liners. These features make it the easiest disposal system to load, use, empty and clean. Offering a modern and sophisticated twist to a once very industrial product, the sleek Ubbi diaper pail includes a child-proof lock and is available in an array of 12 colors. All the style, none of the smell!Buy Diaper Pail Here
And for diaper changes around the house, I will be using Ubbi’s diaper caddy and wipes dispenser. I also used this with our son when he was a baby and loved it! I know baby girl will be rooming in with us for the first few months, so having this diaper caddy will come in handy.
The Ubbi diaper caddy is made of sturdy plastic. It has two main compartments for diapers and wipes, with a drawer for smaller items and a fitted space that includes a comfortable and easy-to-clean changing mat. The caddy also has an integrated handle and non-skid rubber feet, allowing it to be carried around or stay safely in one place. While the Ubbi diaper caddy can store most disposable wipes dispensers, it was cleverly designed with a window that matches the Ubbi wipes dispenser’s window for parents to know when they are running low on wipes.
A glider was something that I didn’t have in my son’s nursery when he was a baby that I knew I needed this time around. Having a comfortable chair that I can sit in, rock, and relax while nursing or bottle-feeding my baby is important to me. I’ve always loved Monte Design gliders for their beautiful handcrafted and sustainably made designs. They use the highest quality materials and have exceptional customer service. When I saw their Vera nursery glider, I knew it was the right one for us.
The Vera is an extra-wide and beautiful glider that provides incredible gliding comfort. It has a removable and washable back cushion that is pillow-soft and a removable and washable seat cushion that is super comfy. The Vera glider also comes with a lumbar pillow for extra lumbar, neck, or elbow support. And I really appreciate that their foam is free of any flame retardant chemicals. They are all about quality and safety, which I love.Buy Glider Here
In this nursing nook, I put a side table next to the glider with the Hatch Rest + and a cute frame with baby girl’s ultrasound picture inside. The table will come in handy when I need to have my water bottle, snacks, or other items nearby. The Hatch Rest + will tell me the time and is the perfect night light and sound machine if I need to nurse her at night in her room but don’t want to turn bright lights on. Next to the side table, I put a cute pineapple standing lamp to help with extra lighting if I need it. I thought the frame and lamp were great for our Palm Beach themed nursery.
On the other side of the glider, I have two pehr blush pom pom storage bins (the mini and the bin). Inside I’ve stored some muslin swaddles from aden + anais as well as my Wildbird ring slings. Above it hangs two floating shelves from Minted with some of our favorite books and some artwork.
One corner of her nursery is perfect for storage, and I knew I could add some extra pieces for decor. I got this six-cube organizer shelf to store her books, toys, and whatever else we need to keep close.Buy Cube Organizer
A shop that I have loved and admired is The Collective. They have some beautiful pieces for your home. Since the nursery is a Palm Beach Chic vibe, I thought the Palm Beach Chic book and the Mother and Child book would be perfect pieces of decor for this corner. And their custom floral arrangements are gorgeous! It totally makes the room.
To help keep everything organized, I got these watercolor scallop fabric storage bins from Minted. These cute, unique prints put a fun spin on storage essentials. They are made of sturdy cotton canvas with an easy-access leather handle that you can personalize with your child’s name. Love them!Buy Storage Bins Here
Hanging above, I found this scallop pinboard that I think will grow perfectly with her as she gets older. We’ll be able to hang her pictures, artwork, or anything else that we’d like to admire. I also added a fun mermaid tail felt garland to continue the Palm Beach feel to her nursery.
Playtime and tummy time are also important for baby. When looking for the right play gym, this pink ocean play gym from Scandiborn stood out to me immediately because it is too perfect for her Palm Beach nursery theme! The soft shell-shaped gym with arches to hang soft toys that attract the baby’s attention is a great place to play and engage with our little one.Shop Scandiborn
Another play item that I love is the NogginStik from SmartNoggin. The NogginStik Light Up Rattle encourages baby’s early milestones and guides parents through activities and interactions that will help promote healthy brain development and bonding beginning day one. It lights up red, blue, and green to encourage visual tracking, has a soft rattle sound to please the ears, has an easy to hold handle for mastering grasping, and has fun textures to delight the sense of touch. The NogginStik developmental light-up rattle is a great baby’s first learning toy!Buy NogginStik Here
As my baby girl grows, I wanted to find a playmat that I could play with her on. Then I found Toki Mats, which are the softest playmats ever. And what’s even better? They are made of materials that are certified non-toxic and are chemical-free. The unique foam they have is the perfect blend of squish and firmness to pad your babe’s falls and lift them up as they develop critical skills. They also easily fold into the travel case to take anywhere. Another feature every parent can appreciate is the covers easily zip off to wash and put right back on again because messes happen.Buy Toki Mat Here
We used another item with our firstborn that I knew we needed to use again for baby girl: the Dock-A-Tot. This thing was a godsend when we needed our son to wind down. It’s an ideal spot for babies for supervised lounging, playing, resting, cuddling, diaper changes, and tummy time. Created to mimic the womb, it can be used around the house and is ideal for traveling with baby. Their products have passed robust testing to ensure a safe environment for little ones. It also includes air permeability and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certification (testing for harmful substances).
I recommend getting an additional cover for any accidents that occur. We got this adorable Catalina beach print to match our little girl’s Palm Beach nursery room style.Buy Dock-A-Tot Here
And who doesn’t love a cuddle+kind hand-knit, heirloom-quality doll? For every cuddle+kind doll sold, they give 10 meals to hungry children in need. Their dolls are made with natural, high-quality cotton because it’s important to them that they’re safe, soft, and cuddly. Not only that, every doll is lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. This is a company that I can definitely stand behind, and the Skye mermaid cuddle+kind doll was the perfect fit for this nursery.Buy Doll Here
aden + anais
You also can’t have enough muslin blankets because you can use them for so many purposes: swaddling, a breastfeeding cover, a car seat cover, and more. I’m a big fan of aden + anais products. From the breathability and natural give to softness and durability, their high-quality muslin’s many benefits give parents complete assurance that they are doing the best thing for their baby’s comfort. I got their Salty Kisses collection, which is perfect for this Palm Beach nursery theme, but this deco 4-pack is a close second option.
Their burpy bibs are also my favorite burb cloths and bibs. Their burpy bibs take on both tasks with ease. Constructed of silky soft and classic muslin and assembled in a patented, kidney-shaped design, this new parent’s best friend provides excellent shoulder coverage and snaps around baby’s neck for a no-drip snack experience. Your hardest decision will be choosing a favorite pattern, color, and design.
Some of my favorite clothing items for babies to wear for sleep and playtime come from Kickee Pants. Have you tried them out? You should. They are the softest things you will put on your baby’s body. That’s why I had to get a few items for our little girl, like this Lotus Stripe Classic ruffle coverall, as well as the matching ruffle footie and the adorable Blush Stork kimono onesie.Buy Kickee Pants Here
To help our baby girl sleep safely and soundly in her nursery, we got a HALO SleepSack. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes baby’s arms to prevent the ‘Moro’ or startle reflex. And, it is the only 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep. It’s an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.Buy HALO SleepSack Here
One of my favorite babywearing companies is Wildbird. I’m a huge fan of ring slings because they are easy to put on and get baby in and out of. You can wear your baby front, hip, or back, and parents can carry their babies from newborn to 35 pounds. They are pretty incredible. And what I love about Wildbird is not only do they make beautiful and useful products at an affordable price, but their products are sustainably and ethically made too. Sustainability is vital to every stage of their manufacturing process, from seed to finished product.
And to keep our baby girl fresh and clean, we will be using Weezie Towels after bathtime! Their towels are soft, fluffy, and absorbent. The Baby Bath Bundle includes one Baby Hooded Towel and a pair of Baby Washcloths. I chose the light pink gingham piping and had her first and middle name embroidered on them. The cutest towels ever! (Our daughter’s name will be Lily Belle, after my great, great, great grandmother.)Buy Baby Bath Bundle Here
Wooden Height Chart
These customizable wooden growth charts from Grow and Company are hand-painted and made to order. I love how you can choose the paint color you want on the wood and the raised numbers. You can also select a decal on top and personalize it with your child’s name. Ours came out beautifully, and I can’t recommend them enough!Buy Growth Chart Here
pehr pom pom bins
I’ve always loved pehr, and their canvas bins are some of my favorites. Their products are well made, use great quality materials, and are adorable. They help families stay organized in a beautiful and playful way. I absolutely love our blush pom pom bins! But if this isn’t your style, check out their latest Follow Me collection with all of the different adorable animals printed on them.Buy pehr bins Here
Designing this Palm Beach themed nursery for our little girl was too much fun. All of the pieces fit perfectly, and I can’t wait to show our baby girl when she arrives. We hope you like it (and find some inspiration from it) as much as we do!