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Cityscape Nursery


When I started planning out Baby G’s nursery, I knew I wanted something modern, clean, and original.  The first part to come together was the crib and dresser because I loved the clean, modern look of the furniture. Seriously, who knew there were 7,000 different types of cribs to choose from?

Still without a “theme” of sorts, I went in search of bedding to give me some ideas.  When I found the skyline set, I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for.  The rest came together rather easily.  I had the 10 ft. Chicago skyline custom made to fit the wall, and that serves as the focal point when someone enters the room.  I then picked a couple of accent colors to work with the grey and immediately found the “Golden Slumbers” lyrics to hang on the wall.  Side note: It’s funny, but I’ve known since I was very young that those lyrics would one day hang on the wall of my baby’s nursery.  It has been my all-time favorite song since I was a little girl and I love that they are the focal point of the other wall.

The rest was just a matter of searching Etsy/Pinterest/Interwebs for cute ideas.  I am particularly fond of the airplanes, which are actually wall hooks, because in person it looks very 3D.  The only things left to do are to hang the mobile from the ceiling (I don’t like it on the crib) and paint the wooden “C” initial a light grey.

I’ve never been one for interior decorating, and I didn’t think I’d enjoy putting together something like a nursery as much as I did.  But I must say I’m quite proud of the finished product.

Project Details

Nursery Details:

Furniture- Crib: Babyletto Mercer // Dresser: Babyletto Modo // Glider: Babyletto Madison Swivel (in slate) // Shelving: IKEA Expedit  // Floor Lamp: IKEA // Accent Table: Wayfair

Decor- All Bedding:  DwellStudio Skyline Nursery Collection // Custom Chicago City Skyline (10ft.): Vinyl Silhouettes // Airplane Wall Hooks: Land of Nod // Elephant: Melissa & Doug// Giraffe Lamp // Mobile: Drops of Color // Baskets: Land of Nod // Canvas Print of Mr. Darcy, Atticus and Elephant!

Prints from various Etsy shops- “Golden Slumbers” Beatles Lyrics // Dr. Seuss “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” // Chihuahua Print // Basketball Print // Little Man Mustache Print // Love is All You Need

Coming Home OutfitBarneys New York

Favorite Items

Lamp Details:

My final DIY project for Baby G’s nursery was operation table lamp.  For months I pondered buying this gorgeous Jonathan Adler Giraffe Lamp.  It certainly doesn’t help the cause that my mother-in-law lives directly above the JA store; I couldn’t seem to escape it.  In the end, I could not justify spending $395 on a lamp that would almost certainly be accidentally knocked over somehow, at some point.

What I loved most about the JA lamp was A) it was white and B) the cute giraffe head sticking out the top.  So I decided to try my super internet searching skills to find something similar.  I came up empty for quite some time, and the only lamp that in anyway resembled the JA lamp was thisSammy Giraffalove Table Lamp, but unfortunately I hated the paint job.

I thought it was a lost cause, but after a little contemplating, I decided I was going to go for the more reasonably priced lamp and simply paint it a bright, glossy white myself.  Hence, the final product, above!

Not a complicated DIY by any stretch, but I love the way it turned out!


Andrea Lowe

Sunday 17th of February 2013

That mother-and-baby giraffe lamp is lovely! And I really like the all-white and light-grey color motif of the room. Everything looks really clean and relaxing.


Sunday 17th of February 2013

I am so glad that my nursey art is part if this amazing room.