Brigham’s Nursery

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We didn't know the gender of the baby when we started planning the nursery, so we designed it with a fairly neutral colour scheme of charcoal grey, green and yellow.

Design Inspiration

I saw a small wall decal of a tree but wanted to make something larger myself.  That kicked off the design for the rest of the room.

Project Details

I made the tree myself using a wallpaper for the trunk and branches, and a variety of wrapping papers that I had in the house for leaves (more info here: I also made all  the bedding and the window blind and refinished an old bookshelf which needed a new coat of paint but was a great size for the room. I love the West Elm zebra-print carpet and the crib was a floor model from Babies R' Us that we painted in a mustard yellow. I also made the bird mobile which I make and sell locally.


If you want to design a nursery with budget in mind, pick a wall colour, furniture and any other larger ticket items like rugs,  that you really like and think you (and your child) can live with for a long time. You can easily switch up bedding and change the art to better suit a growing child without having to spend much money later.


  1. 1

    I like the many different textures and patterns — from the paper leaves you use for the tree, the zebra print carpet, the chair, the bedding, etc. Your bird mobile looks really interesting, too.

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    I think I would really like this if I could see it better… Do you have photos with better lighting that are more clear? Would love to see the actual colors, mobile etc.

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