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Classic and Soft Nursery


This is a nursery for our first child, baby boy, Connor James. We wanted it to be classic and soft for a baby and not too cutesy/animated. I was also mindful of purchasing items that could be reused in other areas of the house when we changed his room into a big boy room.

Design Inspiration

We decided to iincorporate the current room color into the Nursery design since we really didn't want to paint - then have to paint again in a couple years. I wanted to soften the olive green with baby blues & yellows, something serene and cozy. My hubby painted stripes on a wall to add a childlike element. The Project Nursery gallery was a big part of my inspiration for ideas/tips/resources.

Decorating Style

I suppose my decorating style is eclectic. I tend to like too many styles to limit myself to one concept or idea. I enjoy combining a variety of elements to make a style "my own". I love taking a piece from an unexpected and source making it blend in. I am also a bargain hunter so it thrills me to no end to get the perfect piece at a fraction of retail! One of my weakness' is purchasing and returning A LOT of items before I settle on what stays. It's exhausting, but worth it to be in love with the final product.

Project Details

Nursery Furniture - Baby's Dream - Georgia Baby............ Glider - Duatailer - got off Craigslist................ Curtains - purchased fabric from Joann Fabrics - Waverly, Down the Lane........... Frames - Michaels.............. Eli Elephant Prints - Etsy Seller - Design by Maya Mobile - Etsy Seller - Jennifer Spilios Elephant & Balls - Kirklands (spraypainted white).................... Elephant Hooks - Amazon................. Teddy Bear - Costco................. Paper Lanterns - The Paper Lantern So many items/accessories came from Homegoods/TJMaxx/Marshalls/Ross - side table - elephant lamp - blue rug - miscellaneous nicknacks on bookshelves..................... White Shelves - Ikea........................ Hippo - Pottery Barn Kids.........................

Favorite Items

I love everything in this room but if I had to pick one favorite thing it would be the mobile. It is so whimsical and matches the room perfectly. It was handmade by an Etsy Seller and I just love it! Also the prints also made by an Etsy seller (both of which are listed above) - They have special quotes on them which are very relevant to us, as we waited a long time for our precious little boy.


Really do your research beforehand to know what you want to eliminate needless running around/backtracking. I went through many different 'looks' before I settled on the current color palette and style. Also don't settle for something just to fill up the room - be sure you love every single piece in the room!

Florence Amber

Monday 22nd of October 2012

I have my eyes on the elephant hooks, the elephant lamp, the round nightstand, and, of course, the adorable soft hippo!


Friday 19th of October 2012


You are the best!!!

I'M THRILLED!!! Thank you so much for choosing my art to decorate your lil guy nursery.

This is absolutely AWESOME!!!!!

Best Wishes :o)


Belle Humphreys

Friday 19th of October 2012

Such an adorable room! I like those elephant prints above the changing table. And that little bear popping out of the little chest is just so cute!