I wanted something that would be young (but not too baby), fun and relaxing all at the same time for baby Trey's nursery. This room will transition with Trey gets he gets older and will work for baby girl (fingers crossed) by adding with some girly touches.
The African acacia tree was the starting point and everything blossomed from there.
Do it yourself, the look for less, easy luxury.
For the paint, I hired a muralist from craigslist.com. I showed him pictures of my vision and we went with him to pick out paints, then let him go to work. The tree and animals on the wall are wall decals that I ordered from Etsy.com. For a personal touch, I framed the most intricate cards from my shower with a collage frame (I glued the messages on the back side so if we ever take the frame apart, we know who each card came from. The crib, dresser and changing table are Europa Baby Palisades Collection in Walnut. The love seat is Pottery Barn Pearce Collection (carried over from the office that used to reside in this room).
Framed zebra picture. The art work was the side panel of a gift bag given to me at my shower. I cut it down to size and framed it and voila! wall art!
It takes a lot of time and research to do this efficiently and cost effectively (it took me about 9 months total from moving out the old furniture, painting, and setting up the new furniture and decor). Be patient!