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Oliver’s Nursery


Baby boy nursery with pops of turquoise while on a budget.

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted to create a space that felt calm and peaceful, perfect for a sweet baby. I also love color (especially bright, bold colors) so I knew I needed a punch of something. I went with gray and white, and pops of turquoise (and a couple of hints of yellow). I searched Project Nursery and Pinterest for ideas.

Decorating Style

I wanted pieces that were gender neutral enough that could be used again, nothing too masculine or sharp. I also was completing the entire room on a budget (my husband and I are both in college). I knew I wanted items that were made with love or had meaning behind them.

Project Details

Crib: Jenny Lind by DaVinci (

Changing Table/Dresser: Dresser given to me by my parents and refinished by me.

Glider Rocking Chair: Given to me by my parents and reupholstered by me.

Bedding: Homemade (Including Crib Skirt, Bumper Pads, Quilt)

Paint: Gray Paint is Sparrow by Behr

Book Basket: Target

Shelves: Lowes

Mirror: Hobby Lobby

Clock: Target

Subway Art: Etsy Shop Ruffles of Cocoa

Green/Turquoise Picture: Target

Letter 'O' Above Crib: Handmade

Owl Picture: Gift from sister-in-law, (Target)

Chevron Pillow: Hobby Lobby



Favorite Items

I honestly love everything in the room. My favorite items in the room are the rocking chair - we have had many bonding moments in early morning hours & late nights in that chair.

I also love the wall (adds a great pop in a small space) and the quilt.



Don't put an item in the nursery if you don't really love it or if it doesn't have meaning behind it. The whole room is then created with meaning and love.

I picked the fabric first for the bedding, and everything else came together from there.


Wednesday 1st of May 2013

Lovely curtains! It's so nice that you incorporated a mix of different fabric patterns here in similar hues so they don't go against each other.


Wednesday 17th of April 2013

Beautiful room! I love the color selection! Krista The Lovely Bits