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Real Rooms: Griffin’s Cafe Au Lait

A fresh coat of paint is my absolute favorite way to not only update a room but to add a little drama. Sarah, mother to three-month old Griffin, must agree. By painting the room a warm shade of cafe-au-lait, she created a rich backdrop for an elegant and sophisticated nursery. Inspired by Dwell’s Circles crib bedding, Sarah used a few old pieces from other rooms in the house alongside the new crib, glider and rug to get a clean and eclectic feel. Other finishing touches include a bookshelf made by Griffin’s grandfather and vintage family photos in crisp white frames. The alphabet cards positioned above the crib add just the right touch of modern. Read on for more details.



What was your inspiration for the room?
I was inspired by my bedding collection, which is Circles by Dwell Studio for Target. I wanted something modern with lots of color but not so overwhelming I couldn’t introduce other elements.

What best describes your decorating style?
I like to contrast modern design with vintage prints and art.

Please with us choice of paint colors, furniture, art, diy tips, etc.
Unfortunately, the paint color isn’t made anymore so I had to get an old chip color matched. The crib and glider came from Walmart. The dresser was from a local discount store. The table and chair was donated by a family member and the bookshelf was made by the baby’s grandfather.


What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
My favorite item is the bookshelf. It gives him great access to the book when he’s older and brings so much color into the room.

Is there anything else you would like PN readers to know?
The Charley Harper Alphabet flashcards over the crib were a great and cheap way to introduce art into the room.



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Monday 14th of November 2011

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Saturday 11th of September 2010

Is this attached to the wall and if so, how did you attach? Thanks!!


Saturday 11th of September 2010

What are the measurements on the bookcase? I'd like to make it! :-)

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