Modern and Cozy Elephant Nursery

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We wanted a calming and cheery elephant nursery for our first daughter. We knew we wanted green walls, regardless of gender and ended up with a great color called Van Allen Green. Then we accented with pinks and purples once we found out the gender of our baby (a girl).

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by elephants and homemade projects. A lot of the items from our nursery are from Etsy, local farmers markets, or we refinished them ourselves. We wanted our nursery to be filled with personal touches for our daughter.

Decorating Style

Modern and clean

Project Details

Van Allen Green Paint: Benjamin Moore

Poang Rocker: IKEA, Painted and Recovered

Ribba Picture Ledge: IKEA

Print above Crib: One Kings Lane

Elephant Stuffed Animal: Zooguu Plush Toys

Babyletto Hudson Crib: Babyletto

Photos Hung Above Changing Table: Printstagram

Poms on Ceiling: Prost to the Host Etsy Shop

Dresser and Toy Chest found on Craigslist and Refinished

Chevron Rug: Wayfair

Favorite Items

Our favorite item is the dresser which was a splurge, but such a great piece for the nursery.


We worked slowly through the nursery, adding pieces a bit at a time. We did the major furniture first (a few months before the baby was due so we could both be a part of the process). Then we added personal touches one by one as the room came together. We spent a lot of time on Pinterest and Etsy looking for inspiration and we are so pleased with the outcome.

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