I knew I wanted to do something a little different for the color scheme, and decided on gray and aqua. Then I searched for fabrics that were not standard "baby" patterns, but would still look great in a nursery. Playing on the gray color, I decided to incorporate elephants, but didn't want to go overboard with a "theme", which was a bit of a challenge since I found SO many adorable elephants! I also love books, and want to instill in my daughter a love of reading, so large, fun display of books was a must.
I wanted something non-traditional, nothing too girly, but still modern, sweet and fun for my daughter's room. I also wanted to incorporate several one-of-a-kind homemade items, which was mostly made possible by my incredibly talented Mom, who made all the bedding, drapes, mobile and elephant paintings.
Furniture: Land of Nod "Straight-Up" Crib; Land of Nod "Blake" Dresser & Nightstand; Restoration Hardware Knobs "Traditional Glass"; Crate&Barrel "Sloan Leaning Bookcase"; Little Castle Recliner.
Ballard Design Orb Chandelier
Crib Bedding & Drapes: Homemade by my Mom
Elephant Mobile: Homemade by my Mom
Elephant Lamp: Jonathan Adler "Utopia"
Book Ledges: IKEA "Ribbi" shelves
Fabric Orbs: Homemade (construction method closely followed this: http://emilyshares.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-pom-pom-tutorial.html)