Leela’s Cheery Woodland Nursery

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I wanted a cheery, bright and not too baby-ish room for our baby girl.  I decided to incorporate different sleepy animals because I find them all irresistibly cute! So my theme morphed into a woodland/sleepy animals/rustic type look.

Design Inspiration

I browsed many websites for design inspiration. My favorites were Project Nursery, Pinterest, Etsy, and Chic Cheap Nursery. Having a baby girl was an absolute dream come true so I got tremendous joy out of browsing and shopping for the nursery. Love is in the details.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern and contemporary with a little rustic touch.

Project Details

Paint: Benjamin Moore: Robin's Nest

Grey owl on the window sill: Pier One Imports - http://www.pier1.com/Catalog/Gifts/tabid/978/List/0/CategoryID/121/level/a/ProductID/8794/ProductName/Plush-Animals/Default.aspx

White book shelf: Ikea Expedit

Baskets on bookshelf: Target

Elephant on bookshelf: Restoration Hardware baby - http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod254017&categoryId=search

Sleepy animals on bookshelf: MiYim - http://www.miyim.com/Infant-Plush-Gift-Set-pc--70.html, http://www.amazon.com/miYim-Organic-Plush-Storybook-Collection/dp/B000S8H1K6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1330123948&sr=8-5

Bear on bookshelf: Pottery Barn kids (purchased 4 years ago)

Vase on bookshelf: Anthropologie - http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=073882&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS

Silver elephant frame on bookshelf: http://www.silverandpewtergifts.com/elephant-picture-frame.html


Crib & Dresser: Munire - Essex

 Yellow owl in crib: Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/lejeune?ref=seller_info

Red fox in crib : Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/sleepyking

Crib sheet: Target - http://www.target.com/p/JUST-ONE-YOU-by-Carters-Neutral-Dots-Fitted-Crib-Sheet/-/A-13692022

Tree log side table: West Elm - http://www.westelm.com/products/natural-tree-stump-side-table-f655/?pkey=cdressers-nightstands

White owl lamp: Target - http://www.target.com/QuickInfoView?partNumber=13669235&catEntryId=203393702&categoryId=23014&productId=203393701&overlayId=QuickView&validation=true&position=targetCenter&omnitureSuperCatgValue=&lnk=srch_qi_grid_1_4

Lamp shade: Restoration Hardware Baby - http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod103408&categoryId=rhbc_cat101063

Crib skirt fabric: http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=2f3b0f73-8a2a-4c27-bcb8-2ab68d1b3706

Kids's pictures: Milky Monkey Photography (in Maryland/DC area): http://milkymonkeyphotography.com/

Frames for kid's frames: Pottery Barn: http://www.potterybarn.com/products/wood-gallery-single-opening-frames/?pkey=cframes-albums

Curtains: West Elm - http://www.westelm.com/products/cherry-blossom-burnout-window-panel-r919/?pkey=cwindow-panels-curtains-shades

Changing pad cover: Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/KATIEandKASSIdesigns

Tree wall decal: Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimpleShapes

Giant Scrabble wall tiles: Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/15tangerines

 Canary yellow storage bench: Target - http://www.target.com/p/Canary-Storage-Bench-Maize/-/A-11935684

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the crib skirt that my sister made. I searched all over for a crib skirt and didn't love anything I saw so decided to make one! We followed this no-sew crib skirt tutorial: http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/08/skirting-the-issue/

I also really love the sleepy animals. My favorite is the yellow owl in the crib that was handmade in Australia.


Definitely start early so you can browse multiple sites for inspiration. You may find you like one theme only to discover there's another you like better :). If you find something you love for the nursery, it  just may be the thing that helps you visualize the rest of the room. Creating a nursery Pin Board on Pinterest is helpful to gather your ideas. Enjoy the process as it can be so much fun!


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    I love those giant scrabble wall tiles! Love the light colors, too, and the room’s overall simplicity.

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