Safari and Stripes Nursery

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A Project For



9 months


Pittsburgh, PA


Safari & Stripes Nursery

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by a nursery I saw online with the same blue and white stripes and zebra print rug. My mom bought the sheets for me at Land of Nod in the colors that I love (blue and lime green) and because I loved the animal print so much, it developed into a safari theme.

Decorating Style

I like modern styles, mixed prints and bold patterns and colors. 

Project Details

Zebra Rug, Black and White:
Crib sheet and changing pad cover: Baby Bedding: Baby Light Blue Zoo Crib Bedding by The Land of Nod 
Kids Line Velour Dust Ruffle - Chocolate: BabiesRUS
 Vinyl Wall Decal Safari Animal Squares: by JaneyMacWalls
White mirror and bird night light: Target
Poka Dot Bin: Koala Baby Canvas Dot Bin - Brown from BabiesRUs
Boppy Pillow cover: I made it myself! 


Favorite Items

I love the crib bedding from The Land of Nod.  I also have the comforter and will use it later when Jack grows into a toddler bed. I'm so glad I'll be able to keep using the bedding for a few more years! I also love the zebra carpet and safari decals.  


You can do a lot on a budget if you don't mind things not matching perfectly. All of the furniture was used.  We sort of "shopped" our parents' houses and found items that worked together. If you are designing on a budget, you can do a lot with paint. Just painting the stripes made a big impact in the room. Don't be afraid to use bold prints! Jack loves looking around at all of the contrasting colors and patterns. The large prints make the nursery feel clean and modern and it can transition easily into a toddler room.  Also, be open-minded. When I started this nursery, I was very much against anything too "babyish" or "theme-y", but when my mom found these adorable sheets I fell in love with them!  After I found the decals and the zebra print rug, I ended up with a safari theme after all. During the process, I realized that Jack will only be a baby once and that I didn't need to be so against having animal prints or themes. I love this nursery. Just do what you like!


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    I love it that you had a little nook for his toys right there. And I love the animal decals as well.

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    Very cute nursery, it looks very modern and clean. Love the stripes, makes a huge impact in a small room. Themes are cute but I think they should be used sparingly, this room is a good balance for a nursery.

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    I think the best thing about this room is that you really made it into his room. With the toy nook, the minilibrary with the shelves of books. It’s a lovely room.

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    I love the boppy cover! Did you use a particular tutorial? I haven’t been able to find a good one!

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    Thanks everyone for all the comments! I sort of made up my own pattern by using a boppy cover that I already had. I made quilt top in the rough shape (but larger) of the boppy for the top. Then I placed it down on the floor and pinned the old bobby cover (turned inside out for for seam allowance) on top as my “pattern”, and then cut around it. I did the same thing for the bottom which is a soft blue material. Finally, I sewed both pieces together with a zipper at the top and turned it inside out. Sorry if that’s confusing but I hope that helps!

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