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Joanna Gaines Is Showing Off Baby Crew’s Nursery & Giving Us Design Tips

When Joanna and Chip Gaines announced the birth of their newest addition to the family, son Crew, on June 23, we were excited to see what the little fella looked like. But equally as intriguing was the space he’d call his own — a nursery designed by his own mom, who just happens to be an interior design guru.

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In the new issue of Magnolia Journal, Gaines shares in an essay her inspiration for Crew’s room along with tips for designing your own on-trend nursery.

Most important? Be flexible! It turns out that because of space limitations in their current home, all four of the older kids share rooms. For Crew, they converted the existing den into his sanctuary.

“While we didn’t have any spare rooms at the farm, this challenge seemed like an opportunity to get creative with the square footage we had,” she wrote.

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Even though the nursery is the perfect blend of modern and rustic and certainly worthy of a magazine spread, it’s anything but generic. There are personal touches all around, like a wall hanging made from the outfit Crew wore home for the first time and a set of custom black bookshelves filled with stories his older siblings can read to him. 

The key to making the space feel peaceful and for blending the mix of new, vintage and sentimental pieces is keeping a neutral color palette, according to Gaines.

You can peep some of the nursery details on Gaines’ Instagram or check out the fall 2018 issue of Magnolia Journal to read her whole essay.

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