Johannes’ Nursery

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I started gathering items for my son's room before I even knew he was going to be a boy. I wanted a room that was clean, modern, yet eclectic and original. I feel like my husband and I have done just that, and we both enjoy spending time in the nursery even though our son isn't here yet.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was another room I saw on project nursery.  I loved the baby boy nursery rhyme from mother goose and the dog hooks.  We started out with that in mind and I just picked up various items on etsy, french boutiques around the city, modern furniture stores etc... until we had the perfect room.

Decorating Style

Modern with a touch of eclectic.

Project Details

Unfortunatley I didn't do much of anything myself in terms of DIY because I am not very crafty.  I bought a book called "Room for Children" with amazing nurseries and kid rooms, which I used for inspiration.  I bought my prints on Etsy and had them professionally framed, as well as the framed chalk board and framed magnet board.  We mixed some expensive items such as the crib and arm chair, with Ikea items.  I changed the knobs on the Ikea dresser with ones I found at Anthropologie.  I had an old shadow box frame lying around so I bought a n orange moose and clipped him in.   My favorite resources were the book I mentioned, this website, design sponge and the shabby chic blog.

Favorite Items

The prints are probably my favorite. They are classic but not overly child-like.  I am extremely happy with how they turned out.  I also really love the orange Magis dog my husband bought, he's super cool and fits perfectly with the room, I just hope our son loves it as much as I do.


Start by gathering the items that you like to discover the color pallete you wish to go with.  Don't worry about matching things too much, it all comes together in the end.


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    Being crafty or going DIY is never a requirement to have great looking rooms.  As long as you know what you want and you have the patience to shop for the right elements and put them all together, you’re good to go.  I love this room, :)

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    Great finds here.  I love the accents you chose for this room, it’s what made it all personal and fun!  Where’d you get the orange dog???

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    A very pulled together, comfy looking room.  It looks effortless, as if you could bring baby right in and everything is perfect.  The wood tones and paint colors balance one another.  I can tell you simply bought what you liked and made it all work with your own style.

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    I think that this is one very fun and excellently designed room.  I love that mobile, where’d you get it?  The stuffed toys are cute too!

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    Thanks girls!  We got the dog at a store in Toronto called Ella and Elliot.  The mobile is from another store here called Jacadi.  I love the mobile too :D the dog my husband picked out

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    I like the clean look of the chair you have in the room – where did you it?  Is it just a regular chair?  I’ve been looking for something similar and have been really struggling with whether to forego buying the standard glider that everyone tells you to get!

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    @Aklizs: Oh, in that case it’s too far from where I am :(  Wonder if they do sell that online though :)

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    LOVe the chair, where did you get that? and do you know what paint color you used and brand? thanks so much GREAT JOB! :)

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    I got the chair from West Elm and the paint and color from Home Depot.  I forgot the brand but its chemical free, and its called French Lace I believe.  My husband picked it out so I can’t remember now. I”m sure the dog is online somewhere.

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    I LOVE THIS ROOM!!! Dont worry about not being “crafty” yall pulled this room together amazingly …so on that thought im not even sure what it is im looking at so ill describe the picture and hopefully you can tell me where you got the item. The lime green bird cage theres a green stuffed animal next to it im wondering what it is and where you got it!!

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    Its 3 peas in a pod which I got on Etsy.  I love it!  They are made in israel and shipped over.  Super lovely.

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    Its 3 peas in a pod which I got on Etsy.  I love it!  They are made in israel and shipped over.  Super lovely.

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    Q: I was wondering if you would share the Magis Puppy size you got in your nursery?  and/or advise if you would consider a different size. Thanks:)

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    Hi! I love this nursery. Would you mind sharing where you got the 3 prints behind the crib? Thx!!

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    The Magis puppy is the large size, at least it was the largest they had in the store.

    Kelly, the prints are from Etsy.  I cannot remember the seller’s name but I will go back to look.

    Sorry for the late responses but after my son was born I just sort of fell off the face of the earth it seems :(

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