Owen’s Modern Safari Chic Nursery

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  • Lion Picture Frame4/28
  • Chevron Frame5/28
  • Book6/28
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  • Yellow Clock8/28
  • Birth Announcement Picture Frame9/28
  • Letter Blocks10/28
  • Elephant PIcture11/28
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  • Safari Frame13/28
  • Rhino Faux Taxidermy14/28
  • Antelope Faux Taxidermy15/28
  • Yarn Antelope Statue16/28
  • Lamp17/28
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  • Chevron Picture Frame and Pillow19/28
  • Elephant and Giraffe Grey Sculptures20/28
  • Yellow, Grey and Blue Animal ABC's Poster21/28
  • Lion Knob22/28
  • Eclectic Wall View from Floor Level - what my little guy sees :).23/28
  • Berkley Illustration Print Meerkat Aviator24/28
  • Berkley Illustration Print Lion with Golden Loches25/28
  • Berkley Illustration Print Cheetah with Eye Patch26/28
  • Window Wall Shot27/28
  • Eclectic Wall Shot28/28

A Project For

Owen

Age

Baby

Location

Tampa

Description

Modern safari chic.

Design Inspiration

My son inherited this vintage Stanley furniture dresser from our guest bedroom.  We found the bedroom set at a flea market several years back and loved the quality of the furniture.  The yellow furniture had no problem assimilating into the decor of my daughter's room.  With my son it felt a little too feminine and out of place.  Choosing a grey and yellow palate helped masculinize the room while integrating the dresser into the design. Adding pops of light sky blue helped to make the design not too serious and allowed for us to get a little more creative. We completed the look by accents of white to make the design feel light hearted. From that point I began to search Etsy for unique artwork.  I found Berkley Illustration and fell in LOVE with their unique cheeky style.  Choosing the theme of safari was pretty simple once I stumbled upon the prints.  Now that the theme was set I asked myself how can I make this room more modern.  I really didn't want the theme to be boring or too traditional.  I  knew I really wanted to somehow incorporate trendy animal faux taxidermy pieces that I saw at several stores.  How to do this without the room looking too scary for my little guy was a bit of a challenge until I began to add whimsical safari animal decor and prints.  I incorporated trendy patterns to make the room feel more chic and on trend.  A thanks to all who liked my nursery on Project Nursery, Facebook and Pinterest.  It was such a fun process watching it all come together and I am humbled by the positive feedback!!!

Decorating Style

Eclectic

 

Project Details

See individual photos for further details on where items were found.

Favorite Items

My favorite items in the nursery are the rhino and antelope faux taxidermy animals and the cute cheetah, lion and meerkat animal prints.

Advice

Don't stress yourself out if your nursery isn't done before baby comes.  Your baby won't know the difference.

14 Comments

  1. 1

    Love the design, very inspiring. Where did you get your crib?

  2. 2

    Babies R Us. I love the simplicity of the crib. It was also nice to be able to pass it down from my daughter to my son. It fit both a feminine and masculine room nicely.

  3. 3

    Very lovely and sophisticated room. I just love the way you designed and decorated it. So tasteful and classy.

  4. 4

    Where did you purchase the safari alphabet print?

  5. 5

    Love the color combination!

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  7. 7

    I love the color of the walls, can you tell me what specific color it is and where you bought the paint? Thank you in advance.

  8. 8

    It looks great!

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  10. 10

    I really love the color and plan to use it in other rooms of my house.

  11. 11

    I love Owen’s nursery, Kelly! Saw the link on your mom’s Facebook page!
    Barb johnson

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  13. 13

    Love! Such a calming space. Where did you purchase the lion dresser pulls?

  14. 14

    Where did you get the “dream big little one” sign?

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