Modern Boy’s Nursery

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Description

I designed this modern nursery for my son, Jacob.  Hard to believe he is already four and a half now!

Design Inspiration

For this room I wanted to use clean lines, bright colors, and touches of a jungle animal "theme".

Decorating Style

This room was more of a mod/transitional style.

Project Details

Wall Color: Out To Sea by Benjamin Moore

Eames Rocker: Hive Modern

Junior Panton Chair: Hive Modern

Crib & Changing Table: Dwell Studio Silver Lake - Target (No longer avail.)

White 9 Cube Shelf: Target

White Side Table: Overstock

Book Sleeves: DIY found on AT

White Draperies: IKEA

Ceiling Fixture: IKEA

Hanging Toy Storage: IKEA

Floating Shelf: Lowe's

Shadow Boxes with Initials: DIY

I DIY'd the crib skirt using simple white fabric.  I attached it to the crib with velcro so I could adjust the length when the mattress would be lowered.

The mobile came from Baby's R Us, I think!

We photographed the room before any baby showers happened, so we didn't get a good shot of the changing table with the changing pad.  Our son decided to make his arrival a bit earlier than we anticipated, and we never got around to photographing it after he was born.

 

Favorite Items

Aside from the DIY elements that I made, my favorite item is the Eames rocker.  My husband and I decided since the crib and changing table were gifted to us, we could go ahead and make the investment on the chair.  My son and I have clocked numerous hours in this chair, and even almost five years later, it is still one of my favorite pieces of furniture.

Advice

Don't be afraid to have a little fun with the decorating in the nursery.  I wanted this room to be playful and colorful since the rest of the house was mostly gray.  We spent money on the items we knew we could get a lot of mileage on, and looked for budget friendly decor that we knew would change as our son got older.

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