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All the Details on Alex Murrel Johnson’s Beach-Themed Nursery for Son Levi

07/26/2016 at 02:00 PM ET

Life’s a beach for Alex Murrel Johnson‘s baby boy Levi William!

The former star of the hit series Laguna Beach didn’t wander far from her reality roots when it came to the design of her newborn son’s nursery. In fact, the serene side of the ocean is what drew her and husband Kyle Mark Johnson into the room’s theming the most.

“We really wanted the nursery to be subtle and understated with a cozy and welcoming feel,” Murrel Johnson, 29, tells PEOPLE exclusively of the inspiration behind her 6-day-old son‘s sleep space.

“I loved the way it turned out and can’t wait for him to start using it!” the new mom, who was known as “Alex M.” on Laguna Beach, added of the primarily blue-and-white room, which is complete with a few wild animal and rustic touches.

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Alex Murrel Johnson Welcomes Son Levi William

07/21/2016 at 08:30 PM ET

Alex Murrel Johnson has come a long way from her MTV days — she’s a mom!

The former Laguna Beach cast member, known as “Alex M.” on the hit 2000s reality show, and her husband Kyle Mark Johnson welcomed their first child on Wednesday, July 20, she confirms to PEOPLE. Born at 5:27 p.m. in Newport Beach, California, son Levi William Johnson weighed in at 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measures 21 inches long.

“Meeting my son for the first time was the most beautiful and unforgettable moment of my life,” the new mom tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I don’t think anyone can prepare you or accurately describe the feeling of becoming a mother. It’s a love like no other and something that has changed my life in ways I never thought imaginable. I love just staring at him and watching all his movements and expressions. I still feel like I’m dreaming.”

“The best day of our lives so far and so madly in love,” Murrel Johnson wrote on Instagram, sharing a baby photo.

Alex Murrel Johnson Welcomes Son Levi William
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