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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!

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  1. avatar Kate says:

    What color of paint did you use?

  2. avatar Kimberly Paulus says:

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


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

    Congrats on your little one, and BEAUTIFUL nursery!

  4. avatar hawahawa says:

    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.