Ruby's Grey and Red Nursery

by Shannon

Our baby girl's grey and red nursery.  The baby bedding's bright red fitted crib sheet is accented by green apples and pink pears!

Our baby girl's grey and red nursery. The baby bedding's bright red fitted crib sheet is accented by green apples and pink pears!

red polka dot crib sheet baby nursery bedding apple green pink yellow pears

The design of Ruby's grey and red nursery is most likely due to the fact that I love vintage colors even though I didn't want to get stuck with a limited palette that was very restrictive.

To prevent this, rather than using a single theme or inspiration piece, we chose to blend the best elements of a vintage and modern look that complement each other but are not pieces of a collection or a "matched set".

For instance, my mom and I made all of the baby bedding. I just picked out fabrics that I liked and made sure that they all went together. The Apple and Pear print is by Alexander Henry and I found it at JoAnn Fabrics.

Grey and Red Nursery Ideas

I also made the mobile using scrap fabric into pinwheels and a craft ring covered in ribbon.
The bright red and white polka dot fitted crib sheet is framed with a bumper made of fabric with a fruit print edged with white eyelet lace. The background of the fabric is baby blue and covered in yellow and lime green apples and pink pears with touches in the same shade of red as the crib sheet.

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Ruby's white crib is one of the vintage touches in the room and looks perfect with the red and white ties that attach the bumper to the rails.

red polka dot area rug baby nursery bedding apple green pink yellow pears


My mom made a rectangle shaped area rug that we keep on the floor next to the baby's bed. It has all of the colors of the baby bedding as well as a "dotted" pattern of sorts.


We felt that the best color for the furniture for Ruby's grey and red nursery would be a clean white. The armoire, "changing" table and crib are all "vintage" and have been repainted.

If you will notice, the polka dot design from the red portion of the baby bedding is repeated in the colorful storage bins.
vintage white antique baby diaper changer pink polka dots storage bins


My dad and husband installed the light fixture which was from Ikea. The crystal beads of the chandelier add some sparkle to the room. The table lamp next to the SUPER comfortable chair is less formal but very colorful and fun!


The fabric of the window valance is the same bright red color as seen in the baby bedding. The rich red looks amazing next to the gray wall color.

I really liked the sweet touches of vintage including book ends that I found on Etsy and old vintage prints found at a thrift store.

I hope that Unique Baby Gear Ideas' visitors have enjoyed their visit to Baby Ruby's room and that they weren't disappointed to find that the color scheme of her room was not limited to those colors alone! If you have questions or comments regarding the baby bedding or any of the decorations please send them to me using the space provided for that purpose.

From the webmaster:

Thanks so much for sharing Ruby's nursery with us, Shannon. Your eye for color is amazing and I enjoyed my visit to your gallery of portraits and maternity photos so much! Best wishes to you, Ruby and the rest of her family.

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by: Anonymous

Great job, mama!

Apple themed crib set
by: Lou

Would you mind posting the names of the fabrics that you used to make the apple themed crib set? Does the main fabric with the apples pattern come in any other colors that you are aware of?

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