A look inside Joanna Gaines' nursery

It's basically the nursery of our dreams.

A look inside Joanna Gaines' nursery

If you could choose one HGTV celebrity to design your nursery who would it be?

We're betting it's Joanna Gaines.

If the mama behind all things Magnolia is your dream designer, you can take some decor inspiration from her Instagram, because she gave fans an intimate peek inside the room she created for her newborn son.

"It's been a little over a week and he's settling in just fine 🧡," Gaines captioned an Instagram post featuring baby Crew in his nursery.

We knew any Gaines nursery would be amazing and filled with personal touches. Gaines said as much previously, as Apartment Therapy notes.


"Any nursery I've ever done — to me, that was my favorite thing — because I didn't want to do your typical pink or blue," she explained.

Speaking more recently about Crew's room in particular, Gaines told Real Simple (back when she was still pregnant) that she hadn't quite decided on the final paint color yet, although it looks like a shade of grey was the winner.

"I have a few darker shades in mind," she said. "I want the room to feel cozy with warm contrasts in colors and textures."

The Instagram post gives us just a hint of what the full room might look like, but we can see the contrasting design materials and different wood tones that she has definitely hit the mark.

Chip Gaines previously remarked to Country Living that when the nursery was done it would be the most beautiful room in the house, and it certainly looks like it might be in the running.

We can't help but notice the large live plant, which is very on-trend. As we here at Motherly have pointed out, greenery in nurseries is definitely a thing now.

As for the beautiful bouncer, Crew is snoozing in in his mama's IG post?

That's likely a Levo Baby Bouncer by French company Charlie Crane. They retail for $200+ so it's an investment piece, but if your family is going to grow to be as big as the Gaines' it might be worth it.


On August 5 Gaines gave us another glimpse into Crew's beautiful room, this time when it wasn't quite so artfully arranged. In this shot, Crew is chilling in his Charlie Crane bouncer not far from where he was sitting in the first picture, but Jo's fan's got to see a whole new angle of the room, and a whole new side of Jo's experience of motherhood.

The second photo shows what Crew's room looks like after a late night diaper blowout—and while not quite as enviable as the first photo, it is very relatable.

"Evidence of a late night up with my boy," Jo captioned the pic that shows laundry, wipes and baby paraphernalia spread around the rug in Crew's room.

Somehow, the room is still beautiful even when it's messy. Kind of like motherhood.

[Update, August 16, 2018: Added Joanna Gaines' newest nursery post. ]

You might also like:

From Your Site Articles

In This Article

    Why right now is the best time for a drivable getaway

    Flexible schedules mean more vacation options. 🙌

    Looking back now, last winter feels like a lifetime ago. At the time, my husband and I were eagerly planning our summer vacation just as we've done in years past. You know how the next part goes: COVID-19 came into the picture and changed our plans not only for vacationing, but for so much else in life.

    In the time since then, we've gained a truly valuable new perspective on what matters—and realized we don't have to look so far to make beautiful memories with our kids. By exploring getaways within driving distance of our home, we've developed a new appreciation for the ability to "pack up the car and go."

    Of course, that isn't to say that travel is the carefree adventure it once was. With COVID-19 still a very big part of the equation, we've become much more diligent about planning trips that allow for social distancing and exceed cleanliness standards. That's why we've exclusively turned to Vrbo, which helps us find nearby accommodations that meet our new criteria. Better yet?

    Thanks to the money we've saved by skipping air travel and our remote-friendly work schedules, we're able to continue with the trips throughout the fall.

    Here are a few more reasons we believe it's a great time for drivable getaways.

    Flexible schedules allow us to mix work + play.

    After months of lockdown, my family was definitely itching for a change of scenery as the summer began. By looking at drivable destinations with a fresh set of eyes—and some helpful accommodation-finding filters on Vrbo—we were able to find private houses that meet our needs. (Like comfortably fitting our family of five without anyone having to sleep on a pull-out couch!)

    With space to spread out and feel like a home away from home, we quickly realized that we didn't need to limit our getaways to the weekends—instead we could take a "Flexcation," a trip that allows us to mix work and play. Thanks to the ability to work remotely and our kids' distance-learning schedule for the fall, we're planning a mid-week trip next month that will allow us to explore a new destination after clocking out for the day.

    We’re embracing off-season deals.

    With Labor Day no longer marking the end of our vacationing season, we're able to take advantage of nearby getaways that mark down their rates during the off season. For us in the Mountain West, that means visiting ski-town destinations when the leaves are falling rather than the snow. By saving money on that front, we're able to splurge a bit with our accommodations—so you can bet I search for houses that include a private hot tub for soaking in while enjoying the mountain views!

    Vacationing is a way to give back.

    If we've learned one thing this year, it's that life can change pretty quickly. That's given us a new appreciation for generous cancellation policies and transparent cleaning guidelines when booking trips. By seeing both of these things front and center in Vrbo listings along with reviews from fellow travelers, I feel confident when I hit the "book now" button.

    Beyond that, I know that booking a trip through Vrbo isn't only a gift to my family. On the other side of the transaction, there are vacation home owners and property managers who appreciate the income during these uncertain times. What's more, taking getaways allows us to support our local economy—even if it's just by ordering new takeout food to enjoy from our home away from home.

    While "looking ahead" doesn't feel as easy as it once did, I am confident that there will be a lot of drivable getaways in our future.

    This article was sponsored by Vrbo. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

    Our Partners

    Sorry, you can’t meet our baby yet

    Thank you for understanding. ❤️

    In just over three weeks, we will become parents. From then on, our hearts will live outside of our bodies. We will finally understand what everyone tells you about bringing a child into the world.

    Lately, the range of emotions and hormones has left me feeling nothing short of my new favorite mom word, "hormotional." I'm sure that's normal though, and something most people start to feel as everything suddenly becomes real.

    Our bags are mostly packed, diaper bag ready, and birth plan in place. Now it's essentially a waiting game. We're finishing up our online childbirth classes which I must say are quite informational and sometimes entertaining. But in between the waiting and the classes, we've had to think about how we're going to handle life after baby's birth.


    I don't mean thinking and planning about the lack of sleep, feeding schedule, or just the overall changes a new baby is going to bring. I'm talking about how we're going to handle excited family members and friends who've waited just as long as we have to meet our child. That sentence sounds so bizarre, right? How we're going to handle family and friends? That sentence shouldn't even have to exist.

    Keep reading Show less

    100 unusual + surprising baby name ideas

    From Adelia to Ziggy.

    Our list of 100 baby names that should be on everyone's list this year includes more choices than in the past of names that are obscure and surprising. That's because there are so many more unusual baby names coming into widespread use and baby namers have become a lot more adventurous.

    Expectant parents do not need to be told to move beyond Jennifer and Jason. Their thinking about names has evolved to the point that the most useful thing we can do is offer a large menu of intriguing choices.

    Here are our picks for the 100 best surprising + unusual baby names now.

    Keep reading Show less
    Learn + Play