Green & White Boy Nursery on a budget

  • Green & White Boy Nursery on a budget1/10
  • Entrance to my son's bedroom2/10
  • Green & White Boy Nursery on a budget3/10
  • White dog decal decorating the dresser4/10
  • Between the windows5/10
  • Shiny red desk AKA book shelf6/10
  • Simple & modern crib7/10
  • Handmade music owl and some fuzzy friends8/10
  • Green & White Boy Nursery on a budget9/10
  • Wall decal up high by the loft space10/10
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Description

I knew I didn't want a blue room for my son because I am tired or stereotyping. And trust me, if I had a girl, it would still be green and white with pops of other colors, never pink & purple. 

We have very high ceilings (12') but the room is rather small, so we went with white walls and used bright colors on accessories, such as curtains, floor mat, table, wall decals etc. 

 

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration for this room were clean, bright and modern baby rooms I saw in my magazines back in Europe.

Decorating Style

My decorating style depends on my mood - it's always modern, sometimes combined with vintage, whimsical and natural elements. I love eclectic approach and mixing and matching old and new.

Project Details

Wall paint - white (BEHR).

Curtains - handmade by myself, fabric name: Zoo Menagerie in Green by Eleanor Grosch

Circle Felt Garland - handmade by me, colors: Strawberry, Fuchsia, Antique White, Chartreuse, Aqua

Floor mat - Playspot interlocking floor tiles by Skip Hop: http://www.skiphop.com/product/242000.html

Owl bookend - also by Skip Hop: http://www.skiphop.com/product/zoobookends.html

Night lights - Tooli in Orange & Fuchsia by OXO: http://www.oxo.com/p-243-tooli-nightlight-single.aspx

Stuffed orange anteater - by Jellycat: http://jellycat.com/usa/roy3a/

Anteater canvas - custom portrait of the anteater by Your Toy Portrait: http://www.yourtoyportrait.com/

Wheely bee - by Prince Lionheart: http://www.princelionheart.com/site/p_wheely_7503.html

Wooden red moose - Ekorre by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50060713/

Red desk/book shelf - Besta Burs by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20147355/#/20147355

Dresser - Mandal by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40176318/

Crib - Gulliver in White by IKEA: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20203332/

Crib sheet - Chocolate Chevron by Dwell Studio: http://www.dwellstudio.com/designer-baby-boutique/nursery-bedding/crib-fitted-sheets.html

Pear blanket - handmade by Superfly Lullabies: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/26739931

Owl music box - handmade by Mimi Shop: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29174329

White dog decal (dresser) - handmade by Wow Wall: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/29948210

Dog & Bear wall decal - handmade by Wall Decors: http://www.etsy.com/transaction/27657100

Tree wall decal - by WallCandy Arts, purchased at Giggle (they don't seem to have it anymore, but I found it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/WallCandy-Arts-S01-Seasons-Kit/dp/B00148Y4PE/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1335720436&sr=8-45)

 

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the anteater portrait.

Advice

Don't be afraid of color and think outside of pink and blue. If you are scared to paint your walls in a color you like, go with white walls and use bright colors on accessories - decals are a great, inexpensive and easy way to add a personality to your walls and ultimately the whole room. Use color on decorative pillows, blankets, curtains, toys - wherever you like. And have fun with it.

4 Comments

  1. 1

    The wooden KAMAR blocks and the floor mat look really fun and funky. And the anteater canvas and stuffed toy look so much alike, I was about to ask if there’s an anteater cartoon character I don’t know about!

  2. 2

    Thanks! No cartoon character, we just saw it once in a bookstore in Brooklyn and thought it was super cute. Then I came across this amazing artist who makes custom toy portraits :)

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  4. 4

    Yep, the portrait is based on the stuffed anteater :) The lady can paint literally any toy. We mailed her the anteater but she can also do it from a photograph too. She’s amazing.

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