A Modern Coral & Aqua Elephant Safari Nursery

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My client and her husband honeymooned in Africa and we decided a subtle elephant safari nursery would be a lovely nod to that trip.  I don't love to design overly themed rooms so you won’t find a lot of traditional safari elements in the room.  Instead, I chose to incorporate some subtler elements and keep the overall look really light and happy but with some textures to warm it up.  The room is small and wasn’t all that interesting to start out with.  Some wide horizontal stripes and a coral pink ceiling fixed that.

Design Inspiration

The mom and dad-to-be's African safari honeymoon.

Decorating Style

New traditional

Project Details

Glider: West Elm

Pouf: Etsy

Rug: Rugs USA

Faux Taxidermy Elephant: Etsy

Blabla Bunny: Amazon

Crib: Amazon

Elephant Chair: RH Baby & Child

Blinds: Blinds Chalet

Gray Stripe: Benjamin Moore

White Stripe: Benjamin Moore

Ceiling: Sherwin Williams

Tree Stump Side Table: West Elm

Abstract Art: Etsy

Though She Be But Little Print: Etsy

Faux Taxidermy Elephant: Etsy

Cali Heart Print: Etsy

Around the World Map: L'AFFICHE MODERNE

Toy Basket: The Land of Nod

Favorite Items

The ridiculously adorable quilt that the client’s mother-in-law MADE HER (!!!!)  It’s nothing short of spectacular.  She picked out all the fabrics to coordinate with the room (there’s a coral pink trim you can’t see in this photo) and designed the whole thing.


Be careful when you pick a very specific color for your room design.  Coral can be tricky.  To some people it's more orange, to others it's more pink.  Don't get too hung up on matching a shade EXACTLY.  In my experience, unless 2 items are literally right next to each other or right on top of each other, your eye can't discern subtle differences in hues.


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    I am in love with the quilt pictured here! Would you be able to share the pattern used? I would love to create a similar quilt for my safari themed nursery.

  2. 6

    It’s a long shot … but do you know if the MIL had a pattern for the quilt. I absolutely love it and was hoping to do something similar.

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