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A Native American Nursery for Baby Phoenix


I started this nursery with a theme in mind: Native American meets mid century modern and tried to tie in some unique items I had thrifted. I wanted the colors to be gender neutral and not too girly :)

Design Inspiration

It started with the vintage telephone I found a thrift store about a year ago and had no idea what to do with. One day I thought, this would look great in deep yellow-----and on the wall of the nursery! And I built the room around that, tying in the other native american elements where I could.

Decorating Style

I love mid-century modern as a whole, so I would say I love a touch of vintage but smothered in modern finishes.

Project Details

We got the crib from Rosenberry Rooms, and the Rug from Urban Outfitters, everything else was thrifted or refurbished from somewhere else in the house, etc. The rocking chair was a hand-me-down from a neighbor/friend and I painted it white. I also got a ton of pillows from Society6 since my colors were a bit unusual.  I am an event planner, so I had some table numbers left over from a wedding and nailed them along the top of the window since I thought they were pretty :) The nail art clouds were put up by my best friend when we moved in last summer, since this room was initially intended for my seven year old, Skye. I made the wall tapestry that is in the corner, and that was my first native american inspired piece, I loved having control of the colors and textures.  Above her crib, I had a photo put up of me and the girls doing one anothers' hair since she will soon be in that group haha!

Favorite Items

I love the wisteria tree that we DIY'ed for the wall using a manzanita branch and some party streamers. It will make breast-feeding sessions so wistful :)


Ask for help! I could not have pulled this together without the help of my friends who spent an entire day helping me craft and set things up.

Perla Vasquez

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Are you or the parents native American? Respectfully, which native americans do you refer to when you talk about a native style?


Monday 28th of May 2018

I am desperate to find this rug!! Do you know where else I may find it (even gently used)? It is no longer on urban outfitters? :(

Sugar Taylor

Saturday 29th of October 2016

@ TESS my family has a lot of Native American in it, so I pulled from our culture for design. Call it Aztec or Tribal, but I was inspired by Native American Textile Design.

Mona Ruby

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Any more details on the branch mobile? I love the look for a similar Aztec/arrow themed nursery I am working on!


Friday 12th of June 2015

Beautiful room! What color paint did you use?