Ayana’s Sweet and Modern Room

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A Project For



5 Months


Denver, Colorado


I am a lover of contemporary living. Ever since I thought of making our daughter's nursery I was looking for something that looks modern and contemporary. After my rigorous research I finally settled down to "Gray and Yellow" theme, Gray was to give the room that elegance and Yellow was to diffuse that freshness and incandescence for a girl's room. I loved how the combination was vivid as well as graceful.

However, I wanted to keep a balance between splurging for the nursery and 'thinking too much'. I think I was able to get to it finally!

Thanks to my husband AJ for taking wonderful shots of the nursery!

Design Inspiration

I got my inspiration from all the beautiful projects that have been submitted already. I had previously done my son's room, and I also wanted Ayana's room to be as pretty as she herself is.

Decorating Style

Modern Contemporary

Project Details

  1. Wall Colors-  Behr (Twenty Carat, Cathedral Gray, and Manhattan Mist)
  2. Crib- Baby Mod
  3. Dresser- IKEA
  4. Changing Table- Pottery Barn
  5. Chair- American Furniture Warehouse
  6. Curtain- Bed Bath and Beyond
  7. Poms- Ebay
  8. Wall Decals- Etsy
  9. Birdhouse Lamp- DIY project
  10. Small Birdhouse- DIY project
  11. Door name tag- DIY Project
  12. Wall name letters-  I bought wooden letters off of Etsy and then painted and decorated them so it was partial DIY project.
  13. Wall shelf- IKEA
  14. Round Mirrors- Target
  15. Butterfly Mirror- Michaels
  16. Nursery Art- Gift from a friend
  17. Yellow Lamp- IKEA

Favorite Items

I love how the room finally turned out. I adore everything in it, but my favorite items would be yellow-gray poms and the wall decals. I think they both play big part in the look of the nursery!



There is so much information out there on the web, I am sure everyone will get answers to what they are looking for. Idea is to start searching. I will be happy to answer any specific questions that anyone might have.



  1. 1

    Cute door sign. And when you enter, you get greeted by the sunny and cheery feel of the room. It’s the kind of room that exudes happiness.

  2. 2

    Lovely, I wish I would have saw this when my Ayana was born years ago!!! FYI, Ayana means beautiful flower in Swahili.

  3. 3

    Thank you, Rose. Yes! I loved all the meanings of Ayana when we were picking names for her-

    Beautiful Flower (Swahili)

    Innocence (HIndi)

    “God Listens”(Japanese)

  4. 4

    Thank you Nella, I wanted to keep door sign simple yet catchy :) I was pretty pleased how it went with the look of the room! This is the beauty in “Do-it-yourself” projects, you can mold so many things as per your choice!

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