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A Modern Zoo Nursery


  • This is a nursery done with lots and lots of love. My husband built the brown nook with the shelves, painted the room and installed the crown molding. I hand drew and painted the giraffe and trees in the wall. It took me about 6 months to finish the nursery and we are very please with the way it came out.
  • Update: we recently moved the crib to where the dresser was, and vice versa. I will post a picture later on.

Design Inspiration

The elephant we bought from Ikea and a nursery I saw in this website.

Project Details

  • Crib and Dresser - Romina Karisma
  • Bedding - Target Dwell Studio Collection for Summer 2011
  • Coffee Table, Orange bucket, orange lamp, yellow giraffe print basket, and orange photo frame - Target
  • Laundry Hamper  and small toy giraffe - Babies r' us
  • White photo frame, blue baskets, white letters and paper behind them - Michaels
  •  Glider - Dutailier Ultra-motion Modern Hoop Multi-position Glider Rocker, Cream from (I bought this glider because I had to compromise on the price since we bought very expensive furniture. I loved it for the first few months, but now my baby is 6 months (27 inches tall) and we barely fit when I nurse him in the glider)
  • Elephant - Ikea
  • Orange cover for the changing Station - The land of the Nod (I don't recommend this product, too expensive and the color washes off very quickly)

Favorite Items

  • The crib and the dresser! They were expensive but well worth the money.
  • The bedding - it took me months to find the perfect bedding and I was very pleased with the price, quality and design of the bedding.
  • The trees and giraffe in the wall
  • The shelves in the nook that my husbad built


  • Don't be affraid to add a few accent colors to the mix. I was affraid to add any other colors than white, bule, brown and orange and adding some color with the bedding and toys gave it a fun touch to the design.
  • Make a budget and decide where it's most important to spend the money. For me it was the furniture - it will last us for a very looooong time.
  • Have fun!


Tuesday 24th of January 2012

What color of paint did you use?

Kimberly Paulus

Saturday 7th of January 2012

I am curious where you / how you did the giraffe on the wall... any insight?


Bluebird Kisses

Monday 21st of November 2011

Isn't that elephant just the sweetest softest thing ever?! We bought the same one for baby J and I'm secretly obsessed with much so that I use him as a pillow sometimes.

Congrats on your little one, and BEAUTIFUL nursery!


Monday 14th of November 2011

Oh you have that belly shot with your hands forming a heart! I have a similar photo, too. And I love how you did your wall by the crib. Love the giraffe and the tree trunks decals, as well as that nook.