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A Fun Nursery for Marco & Dante


When I started designing the nursery, I knew that I was having twins but wasn't sure of the gender. I wanted something colorful and fun, but soothing too, that would work for girls or boys. There are floor to ceiling windows in the nursery, and great views of trees and the bay, so I knew that I wanted to bring some of the nature that surrounds us, into the room.

Design Inspiration

The multi-colors of old fashioned wooden toys, the nature outside the nursery's windows

Decorating Style

Modern, Fun, Traditional Accents

Project Details

I purchased the Mod Dot bedding from Skip Hop, first, and picked the red, green and blue colors to build off.  I found the green curtains at Ikea, as well as the rug.  The frog mobiles are by Flensted, and can be purchased at Design Public  The tree and pond decals, from WallCandy Arts, were a great way to bring the outdoors inside  Between the rug, the mobiles and the wall decals, I realized that a slight frog theme was developing, so I sort of went with it by adding some other frog themed items.  The shelf over the changing table was passed down to me by my great grandmother.  It was being stored in a closet, as it didin't really work with the rest of the house, but, of course, it had sentimental value.  It was originally a medium wood color, but I painted it a sort of sky blue, and it works in the nursery, and is perfect for storing items that we use regularly.

Favorite Items

Bedding, Mobiles, Wall Decals


Thursday 26th of August 2010

Thanks very much!  I purchased the rug at Ikea :-)


Thursday 26th of August 2010

OMG, please tell me where you got the rug.  That and the shelf are my favorites in this room.


Monday 23rd of August 2010

this room really inspired me :)  Great work on the tree, it's fascinating!


Friday 6th of August 2010

Yes I must totally agree with you, Ikea is an awesome resource, thanks again for the info and Congrats!!!!!


Monday 2nd of August 2010

Thank you for the kind words.  The couch does have a pull out bed, and I purchased that at Ikea as well.  I found Ikea to be a great resource when I was shopping for the nursery.  Good design at great prices, which i think is key when you are designing a room that has to evolve as the children grow.  Good luck!