Luca’s modern woodland nursery: simplicity + serenity

I’m officially in total nesting mode over here at 34 weeks. After finishing little Luca’s nursery this past week (with a ton of help from my pro-DIYer mama), I am excited to share it! Here is Luca’s woodland style nursery with a modern approach to coordinate with the rest of our home.


All of the furniture is from Rocco’s nursery, so this time it was all about the fun stuff! My vision of a reclaimed wood accent piece kicked off the planning process. The current home decor trend of combining rustic with modern inspired me to create a fun focal point above the changing table dresser. After explaining this idea to my mom one day, she was certain we could bring it to life. The wood is actually leftover from a basement renovation at my parents cabin. My mom and dad put it together and I added the marquee letters and an arrow from local craft stores. I love how it makes the room feel modern yet classic.




This bookshelf was already in place, so I just spruced it up with some ceramic woodland creatures and framed art. My goal was to keep it simple and bright.



The crazy creative mama I have also painted these amazing birch trees on the wall…freehand mind you! They make my heart smile every time I enter the room. I originally had nearly a hundred dollars worth of wall decals in my Etsy cart. After sharing my woodland nursery dreams with mom, she told me she could paint them. I know, I’m a very lucky daughter!


Check out this super cute and cozy cloud pillow she sewed up for me as well. This was another item in my Etsy cart I was able to remove.


These sweet star pillows were also part of the pillow package. My favorite part about them all is that they are made with love. I’m not any good at sewing but maybe one of these days I’ll sit down for a tutorial with her so I can pass down the handmade love.




I stuck with simple and neutral functional items like this hook rack and mirror from Ikea.


The name Luca means “light”, so I had the idea to integrate various lighted pieces into the room. One of my favorite purchases is the star pendant above the rocker. It gives off the perfect amount of dimness for nursing at night.




Our little blessing will be here before we know it and we cannot wait to introduce him to his cozy room. I hope you enjoyed the nursery tour and it brings inspiration for your own little ones rooms.

Where to buy the products:

  1. Star pendant – IKEA
  2. Marquee letters – Michaels
  3. Wood arrow (painted white) – Hobby Lobby
  4. Utility cart for diapers and blankets – IKEA
  5. Rocker – Baby Grand
  6. Stool used as side table for rocker (painted white) – Target
  7. Babyletto Modo changing table and crib – Target
  8. Fabric for pillows – Hobby Lobby
  9. White ceramic woodland creatures – Hobby Lobby
  10. Hello Handsome wood sign – Hobby Lobby
  11. Framed arrow wood sign – Hobby Lobby
  12. White hook rack – IKEA
  13. White square mirror – IKEA
  14. Owl mobile – Pottery Barn Kids
  15. Star crib sheet – Aden + Anais



13 thoughts on “Luca’s modern woodland nursery: simplicity + serenity

  1. So sweet!!! Had so much fun doing projects with you Ashley!!! Your ideas were amazingly creative! Loved making Luca’s room special….,love you and can’t wait for Luca to see his room!!! xoxo

  2. What a trully lovely room! You really have a gift and insight to produce a room with hidden meaning.. Can you please tell where you got the other special items like the gray arrow hamper/storage . Have you added any items that you can share with us. Do you still recomend the crib and changing table. Thanks for ll your help .Love your room. May god bless you . Have a great day. Norma

    • Thanks Norma! The grey arrow hamper is from Home Goods and most of the other decor is from Hobby Lobby. The crib and changing table is from Target (online) and I would recommend it. :)

  3. Love this room, thanks for sharing. I was wondering where you purchased the arrows basket and the small deers you have on the shelf. Also wondering what paint color you used for the walls.

    • Thanks Christina! The paint color is Dorian Gray by Sherwin-Williams. The arrows basket is from Home Goods and the small white deer are from Hobby Lobby.

      • Thanks so much for the info. I can’t wait to start my nursery! How did you achieve the wood panel wall decor?

        • Hi Christina,

          I apologize for the delayed response! Your message got mixed up in some spam. The wood panel wall decor was made from wood scrap at our lake home and we just nailed it together and then hung the battery operated marquee letters on it that I found at a local craft shop. Hope your nursery came/is coming together!

    • Thanks so much, Rebecca! The color of the paint is Dorian Gray by Sherwin-Williams.

  4. Hi, I was wondering where you got the wood pallet wall art and white hight you got the stool in.

    Thanks so much!!

    • Hi Chris,

      I apologize for my delayed response, your message got lost among some spam. I used scrap wood on hand to put together the pallet wall art and then purchased the marquee letters from a local craft shop and hung them on the pallet. The stool is just an accent size around 18″. I don’t believe they carry that stool in that size anymore, unfortunately.

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