A fun, fresh, graphic giraffe-themed nursery for a darling daughter.
We were inspired by the vibrant pumpkin color already in the room, a fun print of an artistic interpretation of the giraffes from Disneyland's "it's a small world," and some fabulous fabric from Scarlet Fig on etsy.com. The rest of the giraffe theme evolved organically from there.
Traditional with a modern, graphic flair.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create a giraffe spot template, then cut out spots from sheets of Friskit and applied individually to the walls before painting top half a light peach to compliment the vibrant orange we had in the room's previous life as our office.
Handmade china ball/tissue pom fixture, giraffe cross-stitch, silhouette, monogram, and knuffle bunny. Paris art frame from Target. Fabulous "it's a small world" giraffes print by Jimmy Pickering (http://www.jimmypickering.com/)
Crib & dresser/changing table from potterybarnkids.com (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/baby/furniture/catalina-nursery/?cm_type=lnav)
Curtain & pillow fabric from Scarlet Fig on etsy.com (http://www.etsy.com/shop/scarletfig?ga_search_query=scarletfig&ga_search_type=seller_usernames)
I love the giraffe print wall border, and so does baby! The high-contrast is perfect, and the distance from the changing table to the wall was perfect for her newborn eyes to focus on.
The knuffle bunny was hand-made by my oldest friend, I absolutely treasure it. The mama & baby giraffe cross-stitch my mother made is very special. Two of my best friends framed photos of myself and my husband as babies with a sweet little girl's silhouette between us for our baby shower. My husband picked out the letters for her name, choosing just the right font, height & thickness, and then hand-painted them a bright pink.
I looked at ALL the crib bedding available, trying to find something to base my nursery design on - there is such a lack of simple, graphic design in baby bedding, especially in bright colors like orange and hot pink (forget about finding that combo together). Eventually, I found wonderful fabric and decided to make the curtains and pillows stand out and found subtle crib sheets to compliment the overall design.
Create your vision with things you can customize (paint, frames, artwork), and use store bought pieces like bedding to compliment!