Bennett’s Elephant Sanctuary

  • Bennett's Elephant Sanctuary1/9
  • Chevron Curtains2/9
  • Bennett's Elephant Sanctuary3/9
  • Elephant hooks and prints4/9
  • Decal and Gallery Wall5/9
  • Jenny Lind Crib6/9
  • Room Accessories7/9
  • Elephant Mobile8/9
  • Elephant Wall Decal9/9

A Project For

Bennett

Age

9 months

Location

Alberta, Canada

Description

Small in size. Big on elephants. Bennett’s room is only 10 feet by 9 feet. We struggled to find furniture that would fit without sacrificing comfort. The walls are painted a soft robin's egg blue. Accent colours are grey, slate, and white. The room features several different sizes, styles, and textures of elephants.

Design Inspiration

Bennett’s room has been a work in progress since the day he was born. The only items we decided on before his big debut was the Jenny Lind crib and the glider. The elephant theme evolved after discovering a wall decal on etsy sold by LeoLittleLion.

Decorating Style

We wanted the room to be calming and Bennett friendly.

Project Details

Grey Glider: (the basket weave material is already pilling, would not choose this fabric again) www.littlecastleinc.com/gallery/product/41 ................................................................................................................................................. Jenny Lind Crib: (was purchased in the United States) http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4033738 ................................................................................................................................................. Elephant Wall Decal: (the trunk comes detached from the rest of the elephant head and is very hard to match up when sticking on the wall) http://www.etsy.com/listing/72705004/kids-wall-decals-elephant-king-crown ................................................................................................................................................. Elephant Mobile: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarAndSpiceStudios?ref=seller_info ................................................................................................................................................. Old Highway Letters: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SalvageNation?ref=seller_info ................................................................................................................................................. Elephant Hooks: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-hardware-hooks/073768.jsp ................................................................................................................................................. Bookshelves Tutorial http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.ca/2011/02/easy-front-facing-picture-book-display.html ................................................................................................................................................. Chevron Curtains: www.babybedding.com ................................................................................................................................................. Dresser: purchased from HomeSense ................................................................................................................................................. Change Table Topper: www.rhbabyandchild.com ................................................................................................................................................. Dumbo Print: taken from a Dumbo children's book ................................................................................................................................................. Gallery Wall Frames: upcycled from around the home ................................................................................................................................................. Shag Carpet: Costco

Favorite Items

Our favourite item in the room is the bookshelves. They take up less room than a bookcase and display the books like artwork, front facing. Bennett's Grandpa built them by following an online tutorial.

Advice

Embrace a small space.

5 Comments

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    The elephant hooks, the elephant prints, the elephant figurine and the elephant colors are so nice.

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    Did you have a hard time getting the crib across the border? I am determined to have a Jenny Lind but can’t find one anywhere here in Canada!

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