Quinn’s Nursery

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A Project For



4 weeks




For my third baby boy I wanted to create a cool, modern nursery different from ones done for my two older boys. The inspiration came from a bird wallpaper print that I found that was great, but way too expensive. I found some amazing decals on Etsy that were actually way cooler than the wallpaper and ordered them in the color scheme I wanted (Black, White, Aqua Blue and Fern Green). We painted the back wall black to offset the decals and the other three walls aqua blue. I added fern green accents throughout the room with the rug, bedding and lighting and mirrored the bird theme on the opposite wall by having decals made for a plain white dresser I found at Ikea. Quinn's two older brothers painted some small wooden birdhouses from a craft store to line a wall shelf and then I found another large birdhouse made from recycles materials for on top of the dresser. I absolutely LOVE the custom birth announcement canvas I bought from Trendy Peas and the fabric "PLAY" letters are great too. The crib and changing table are from the Babyletto Mercer and Modo collections and the Ikea black and white lightbox provides the perfect soft lighting for middle of the night diaper changes.

Design Inspiration

I wanted something fun and modern but that didn't take itself too seriously. I found some amazing bird motif wallpaper that I fell in love with - but it would have been $500 just to do the back wall. I searched Etsy and found these great decals for less than $100 and the rest came together from there.

Decorating Style

Creative, colorful, modern

Project Details

Sherwin Williams Paints (Black and Aqua Blue)

Decal for the back wall with custom colors and custom bird decals for dresser from Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/59973036/vinyl-wall-decal-sticker-art-birds-in

Bedding from Serena and Lily (Sprout) www.serenaandlily.com

Babyletto Mercer Crib and Babyletto Modo Changing Table

Organic cotton changing pad cover from www.diapers.com

Custom birth announcement canvas from www.trendypeas.com

Custom fabric PLAY letters from Etsy http://www.etsy.com/people/kidsloveletters

Birdhouses on Target shelves handpainted by Quinn's older brothers

Lighting from Target and Home Goods, lightbox panel from Ikea

White dresser from Ikea

Favorite Items

The back decal wall is hands down my favorite.


Find something really striking for an accent wall and go from there. Have fun!


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    I think the birdhouses were a nice touch, and to have them painted by Quinn’s older brothers is sweet.  :)  I think you’ve done great with this room… mod without going overboard.  I love the birth announcement on the wall.  I’d like to suggest getting something for the lounger you have there, something that would bringing it up with your color scheme… but that’s just me :)

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    Thank you so much for your comment and suggestion. I TOTALLY agree about the glider. It’s the one place that I couldn’t justify buying new because we already had two of them and the good ones are SO expensive. I found the throw pillow from Dwell on clearance at Target and if you look closely at the picture you can see where I started painting the cording of the chair black with a fabric paint marker. Quinn came a bit early so that project got put on hold but I’m hoping once I finish it will help tie it in a bit more.

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    rndeluca… LOVE THIS ROOM! Today we found that we’re having a baby boy! I was wondering if you could help me out… For decal on the wall… how did you order that? I went to the site and having trouble… 1st kid so everythings new to me… please help… thanks!

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    Hi atticuspm!

    Congrats on your baby boy, Quinn is my third and they are so much fun! :) For the decal you should send a personal message to the seller (she’s great – very responsive and created the custom dresser decal for me to go with the wall in no time). Tell her you’d like to order the decal and in what colors (there is a color chart listed or you can choose one already designed). She’ll then send you a custom listing which you can purchase. Good luck and so happy to be an inspiration for your room!!! 

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    Four colors in the scheme!  Now that’s quite difficult to pull off.  But you did great with the room. I love it!!!  It makes me want to take my shoes off and chill :)

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