We wanted something gender neutral, (waited to find out the sex), that would work with the existing character of our 1925 home.
I was at an antique fair and came across two prints of a giraffe and a hippo. I fell in love, and I had to have them for the nursery.
Clean lines with a mix of both antique and modern elements.
Walls: We have original picture rails throughout the home, and my husband had the idea of painting contrasting colors on each wall. For the paint, we went with Benjamin Moore Aura (low VOC's).
Wall Art: Prints with a Past
Crib & Changing Table: Land of Nod
Moses Basket: Pottery Barn Kids
Moses Basket Stand: Rockers by Richard
White Shelves: Pier 1 Imports
White Baskets: Ikea (my mom made the inserts, and I affixed the black ribbon bows)
Elephant: Design Within Reach
Glider: Hand-me-down from my sister. With my mom's help, I recovered the cushions with black and white polka dot fabric.
Mobile, Name Banner & Crib Skirt: I made them all by hand using felt, ribbon and various fabrics.
Dressers: These were my husband's from childhood. We painted them white, and added new glass hardware from Lowe's.
Mobile! I started working on this while I was pregnant. It was fun seeing each animal come to life.