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Toby’s Green and Orange Sunny Nursery


We wanted a warm, bright, little bit pastel, little bit whimsey room that our baby boy could grow into.  We wanted to use simple inexpensive furniture pieces that would transition well with our baby as he grows.  I know that babies are supposed to see brighter colors better when they are younger, but I thought this room would still give off a happy a secure glow even though the colors are more pastel.  We were so happy with how the room turned out.  I'm shocked and amazed at my decorating abilities with this room.  It may be my decorating magnum opus!!;-)

Design Inspiration

Honestly, the curtains and crib sheet set pattern.  It's Dwell Studio for Target.  Once I found it everything else just formed around it, including the paint color on the walls.  Before I found it I had no idea what I was going to do!!

Decorating Style

Mid-Century meets Parisian pied-a-terre.  At least that's what I'd like to believe best describes my decorating style;-)

Project Details

Will work on completing this list as I can.

Crib: Ikea

Mobile: Made by hand with origami paper, thread, hot melt glue gun, an embroidery hoop, and lots of patience.

Painting: Made extremely quickly by hand with Martha Stewart paints at Michael's and a canvas.

Yellow baby blanket: This was my baby blanket that my mother's friends made for me.  She gave it to me to use for Toby.  It's very special to have it.

Picture frames: It was really hard to find unfinished frames.  I found a few at Michael's and some of the others I got from Frame Place USA.

Ferris Wheel picture: Etsy

Paris Map: Etsy

Owl, Elephant and Cat pictures: greeting cards I found at Target

Bedding and curtains: Dwell Studio for Target

Rug: West Elm


Favorite Items

My favorite items are the crane mobile and the four pictures on the walls over the two book cases.  They were drawn by my husband, step-daughter and two step-sons for Toby.


Look all over the internet for ideas!!


Thursday 15th of August 2013

What is the paint color name and brand? I've been having such a hard time finding the right green, and this is beautiful!

Ross Neytiri

Wednesday 6th of March 2013

I like the mobile. Must be really tiring to fold those many cranes. How many days did it take you? And what's that artwork above the crib? I can't quite make it out.


Saturday 2nd of March 2013

Nice nursery. It actually reminds me of our nursery when we were little. It sort of has that 70s nursery feel to it.


Wednesday 27th of February 2013

Love your color palette!


Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Thank you!!:)