Cute monsters create a modern twist on the traditional baby blue boy's nursery using one of my husband's favorite artists and off the beaten path color scheme and theme.
My husband and I found a local artist who does these wonderful monster-themed prints and decided to incorporate them with other monster items (think Ugly Dolls, Where the Wild Things Are) into our identical twin boys' nursery. We were really set on not going with the traditional baby blue/baby animal-themed nursery as it is so far from our family's style. I loved the calming look of using gray and decided to add a pop of orange color to go with it.
Modern and trendy with a touch of DIY.
Monster artwork: Justin Hilgrove,http://www.impsandmonsters.com/
Crib/changing table: Dwell Studio from Target
- Sheets: Ollie & Lime Billie Collection, I also ordered fabric to create the cover for the chair pillow.
- Custom Bumper/Crib Skirt: RockyTop Designs Custom Creations (Etsy.com)--Not shown, we are waiting for these to come still.
Where the Wild Things Inspired Mobile: SaltyandSweet (Etsy.com)
Baby Quilts: Handmade by Max and Jax's mom :)
Paint Colors: Gray: Metropolis (Lowes), Orange: Disney-Tiggerific
Accessories: Diaper Cake created by Grandma Mary, Cobra basket purchased during our trip to India, Plunko and Babo Ugly Dolls, Booey the Bear is my husbands childhood toy, monster cup/bookends from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Orange Cloth Hamper from the Land of Nod, patterned burp clothes were handmade by me, and Orange Ottoman from Target.
I really LOVE the monster prints by Justin Hillgrove, particularly the print above the crib which is entitled "Reunited" and features twin Yeti and Sasquatch. This was something that my husband really wanted for the boys which makes it even more special.
I was also pretty pleased with myself for creating the pillow cover and with my husband's paint job :)
Don't feel trapped by what is out in the stores or traditional themes. I had a really hard time finding bedding that matched our color scheme and almost switched to something easier to find. I knew I wasn't going to be happy with that so, after a long search I ended up designing my own and utilizing Etsy.com to have someone make my design a reality. I think Etsy is a great web site if you are looking for something more unique.
Listen to your gut. While I received several weird looks when initially telling people our color scheme/theme it turned out exactly how I imagined and think we have really created a room that will grow with the boys.