Roman’s Giraffe Nursery

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A Project For

Roman

Age

Newborn

Description

For Rome's nursery I wanted a modern and clean look. I chose a neutral grey for the base colors, white for all the furniture, and then added color with fabrics and wall decor. I still need to figure out the shelf arrangement, but I think it's coming along nicely!

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for the nursery came from the striped fabric that I ended up using for the bumpers and curtains (see image). The colors in the fabric didn't pop very well in the picture, but in real life it looks awesome! I thought it was very boy-ish without being the typical cars/dinosaurs prints. I also loved a giraffe print I saw on a blog- but it said it was an 11x14 print. The colors weren't exactly right anyway so I created my own version with acrylic paints and a large stretch canvas (used a 50% coupon at Michael's to make this a super cheap piece of artwork).  *edited note - yes, the comment below does link to an etsy account that has the print I saw on the blog. I did not see this print on etsy orginally and I apologize for not tracking down the link for the original - I did not mean to take credit for the idea of the image. She says she can make other sizes and colors so definitely contact her. Here is the link:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/93993463/giraffes-8x10-giclee-yellow-chartreuse

Decorating Style

My decorating style is to keep things clean and simple! I also really like cool palets.

Project Details

I bought all my furniture online at Amazon. The bedding, shelve decor, and painting were all handmade (mostly by my amazing mother - hooray!!). The tree vinyl on the wall was purchased on etsy from SimpleShapes.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the stuffed giraffe - he turned out so cute! Maybe I'm partial to him though because he took a long time to make!

Advice

My advice would be to not get your heart set on something before you go out and look at what's available. Go find something you love and then base the rest of your room offf of that item. For me, I fell in love with the orange, yellow, gray, turquoise striped fabric and tried to base everything else off of it. It also helps to make your own bedding (or have it custom made)- the prepackaged crib bedding is very limited in styles.

22 Comments

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    Aww… giraffes are such beautiful creatures. Your tree wall decal with shelves is just lovely. That giraffe artwork is quite interesting as well.

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    I am in LOVE with this room. Is there any way that you can tell me where you found the AMAZING stripped fabric? It’s EXACTLY what I want for my little guy’s (Ronan) room! Thanks!

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    Hi there…Oh how I hope you’re still reading these comments and still responding! I love the room. My little girl’s room was a giraffe theme too when she was a newborn. She’s 8 now and what’s crazy colors. I want to know if you can tell me the paint name and color. I have been searching high and low for the perfect grey to paint my living room and everything I find has too much blue or too much purple undertones. I’m just in love with the grey and yellow color schemes right now. PLEASE PLEASE PLease respond! I would be forever greatful.

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    I love this room! Did you also make the tree decal or is that something that we can purchase? I would love it for our first baby’s room :)

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    I love the giraffe picture! I am going to make my own version of ut but I would love to know what colors you used to do yours. I love this entire room! Good work!!

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    Jeanie,

    I LOVE your work. It is amazing. I am very interested in getting this image but in some different colors. Can you do this same size? I’ve also sent you a message on Etsy.

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    Sorry I haven’t checked back on this page since I posted it. For those who asked questions I’ll try to answer quickly (although I’m sure it’s too late for most of you -sorry!). Unfortunately I don’t know what color gray I painted the walls. I didn’t keep the paint swatch but it’s just a nuetral gray from Valspar (Lowe’s brand paint). I bought several test cans of different grays and painted large chunks on the walls until I found the one I wanted. As for the tree decal, it is from SimpleShapes on etsy.com. I painted the giraffe picture on a stretch canvas but you can order the print version from The Paper Nut on etsy.com (as noted in the comment section, and I did update my original post). I made the stuffed giraffe and elephant off a pattern sold at a local store – I can’t find the pattern to tell you the brand but the store’s website is http://www.pineneedlesatgardnervillage.blogspot.com I will keep looking for the pattern and get that posted. I will tell you though, they were labor intensive!

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