Oh the Places You Will Go Nursery

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A gender neutral nursery with international flair.

Design Inspiration

I wanted to create a serene, inspiring space fit for a baby, but sophisticated enough to be appreciated by Mom and Dad.  The color story of red, white, blue and kaki evolved organically and grounded the room.  Without a planned theme, we filled the space with sentimental items such as my husbands guitar, a sheep skin from New Zealand (where we lived for some time) and a gallery wall full of family and travel pictures.  The map decal ended up adding a punch of color while reflecting an unintended internationally infused room.

Decorating Style

Preppy bohemian.

Project Details

  • Wall paint color is Benjamin Moore Dove White, trim is Farrow and Ball Mouses Back and ceiling is Benjamin Moore Ocean Air
  • Jenny Lind crib in black
  • Book/photo shelves, bookcase and red dresser from Ikea (dresser was an easy DIY updated with brass pulls)
  • Elephant mobiles and giraffe hook from World Market
  • New Zealand sheep skin
  • Vintage windsor chair, brass lamp and golf clubs
  • Custom linens and glider from Bellini
  • Custom monogrammed boudoir pillow
  • Sheep print by  Molly Wright
  • Ceiling light from Lowes
  • Map wall decal from Etsy
  • Letters on gallery wall from Hobby Lobby
  • Giraffe, similar from Amazon

Favorite Items

Of the all the items in the room, the framed Rudyard Kipling poem in the gallery wall is a favorite item.  My husband chose that and we look forward to reading it to James Robert as he grows up.  We love that the room reflects our memories and the memories he has to make as he grows up in the world.


Fill the spaces with special items and you can't go wrong; by creating a nursery that you will enjoy too, it makes the middle of the night wake-up calls a bit easier!

One comment

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    I love JR’s nursery! It looks like a classic american nursery in the red, white & blue.
    The crib bedding is beautiful!

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