I wanted to design a room that would be perfect to grow with our baby boy, nothing too babyish but still very fun. I love the neutral, gray color scheme and adding in a pop of color with the accents (that could easily be changed out at a later time). There is still a lot more I want to incorporate into the room (a rug and more DIY decor projects), but with my due date fast approaching this will be an ever-evolving project!
I knew right away that I wanted a yellow and gray nursery, regardless of whether we had a boy or girl. Pinterest, Etsy, and Project Nursery were huge design inspirations for me, and I spent months picking elements from all over these sites that I wanted to incorporate. I have a new-found love of baby elephants, and it just seemed like a natural fit for the color scheme of the nursery.
Modern, contemporary, and a bit of whimsy describe my decorating style for our son's nursery. I LOVE the board and batten and striped wall and what a bold, yet simple touch they bring to the room.
- Base Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Silver Lake in matte finish
- Stripes- Benjamin Moore Marina Gray in semi-gloss finish
- Board and Batten- DIY by my wonderful husband! There are great tutorials all over Pinterest.
- Crib- Pottery Barn Kids
- Dresser/Changing table- Ikea Hemnes with custom knobs from Hobby Lobby
- Glider and Ottoman- Babies R Us Kacy Collection Morgan
- Vinyl name monogram above crib- Etsy shop LucyLews
- Crib Skirt- Etsy shop LavenderLinens (custom order)
- Crib teething rail cover, minky sheet, and changing pad cover- Custom made by my mother-in-law using fabric from Fabric.com: (sheet- Minky Cuddle Dimple Dot Charcoal; changing pad cover- Minky Cuddle Embossed Chevron Charcoal and Minky Cuddle Classic Mod Dot Lemon; crib teething rail cover- Premier Prints Ele Slub White/Yellow)
- Window cornice- DIY using Premier Prints Lulu Stripe Twill Storm/Yellow fabric from Fabric.com
- 2 wood elephant prints above glider- Etsy shop SweetBananasArt (striped print , love print)
- Growth chart- Etsy shop Farmhousefive ; hook from Hobby Lobby
- 3 Elephant/Tree prints above changing table- Etsy shop theprincessandpea ; frames from Ikea (VIRSERUM)
- White wall ledges- Hobby Lobby
- Diaper Caddy- Etsy shop TREASUREDTOTES08
- "W" monograms on wall shelves- DIY
- Name blocks- DIY
- Elephant mobile- DIY using a mobile photo clip
- Elephant, giraffe, bird figurines- Hobby Lobby (Elephant, Giraffe)
- Yellow and gray lamp- Hobby Lobby
- Elephant humidifier- Babies R Us
- Goat hamper- 3 Sprouts
- Yellow and gray chevron blanket on glider- Trinkets-N-Treasures by Tess
I love everything about this room! My mother-in-law did such a great job with the bedding, and a huge shout out to my husband for the board and batten and stripes-- SO happy with how it all turned out! I also can't get enough of all the cutesy baby elephant decor items :)
Take your time. I pinned ideas/inspiration for months before actually starting the nursery. The whole process was definitely a labor of love, but so fun to see it all come together! Don't worry about being too matchy with the perfect shade of colors; there are many varieties of yellow and gray in our room and I think that works well. Finally, try not to fret if you don't get everything done before baby arrives. I've realized our nursery will be an on-going project and adding more to it in time is something I will look forward to even after his arrival. I constantly get sparked by new ideas, but I understand it all takes time and there are just not enough hours in the day (especially when you are physically and emotionally drained from pregnancy)!