ABC and as Easy as 123…

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Leave it to two talented art school grads and owners of graphic design studio, Form Code to develop an artistic, modern and soothing nursery for their baby boy. Impressive how they make adding a few ABC’s to the wall look as easy as 123…

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration for the room was the bedding for one- it’s Dwell Alphabet bedding. We thought it would be a great beginning for the room, we’re both art graduates and back in our day (lol) we had a hand lettering class.  My husband’s best class, mine not so much- so it was kind of a good connection for us to bring that memory back to our son’s room.

Decorating Style

modern and contemporary design, and fun

Project Details

We used BEHR paint for the room, the colors for the wall are Cumberland Fog, Little Dipper and Silver Strand.  The mural was created on the computer and then projected on the wall- from there we hand painted all of the letters….fun, fun!  Ha!  The monkey on the wall was “Magnus” from egg press- we thought he was so cute, so we replicated him as a painting.

The crib and dresser are Babi Italia Scandi style.  I loved the white and espresso color and it went well with the bedding colors.  The bookcase was purchased from West Elm- love their stuff and it’s now loaded with a multitude of knick-knacks. Some of our favorite items in the room would be the Domo doll and the Ugly doll- hopefully they will become his favorite stuffed animals :0)  We wanted a more “furniture”-like rocker for the room so we bought the Wendy Bellissimo rocker in chocolate- nice middle of the road rocker with some style.  We wanted a more modern room, so we were hoping these chosen pieces brought that feeling together.



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    Angela says:

    July 31, 2008 at 10:25 am

    This is fabulous…especially where they projected the letters and then painted the letters?!? Holy talented…I love the monkey painting…do you know if they’re selling these prints?

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    Laura says:

    August 5, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I saw this nursery over at HGTV’s Rate my Space and was blown away. It’s simply my dream nursery, which is funny since we actually have the same bedding and color scheme in our son’s nursery. I love our room, but it certainly pales in comparison.

    I would also LOVE the monkey painting. Not only would it match our room perfectly, but my son is currently in love with monkeys and it would be adorable.

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    Rachel says:

    August 6, 2008 at 11:37 pm  (Edit)

    Very cool room, love the mix of elements, it all looks great!

    I’m dying to find out where the rug is from…it would work perfectly in my office. Thanks!

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    Nicole says:

    August 7, 2008 at 8:46 pm  (Edit)

    Hi! Thanks for the great remarks. And thanks for the kind words on the monkey painting….we actually painted the painting, but the monkey was from egg press. Sooo….
    As for the rug, we bought it at, not sure if they still have it, but you can check! :)

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    Tish says:

    August 13, 2008 at 8:25 pm  (Edit)

    This is the cutest nursery I have ever seen. I wouldn’t mind walking in there daily, if I had a child. I just love the colors, everything about this room screams modern.

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    Ed says:

    March 2, 2009 at 1:36 pm  (Edit)

    Would it be possible to send me the file you used for Illustrator. It would be greatly appreciated. I can send you my email address I have full version of illustrator.

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    megan says:

    April 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

    I love your nursery!!! I was wondering where you bought your crib and dresser. I live in a small city, and there isn’t much modern stuff around. would freatly appreciate it!! Best Nursery I have ever seen, my husband loves it too!!

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    Tanis says:

    May 13, 2009 at 9:38 am 

    hello – I’d like to know where you found an all white mobile over the crib? it is so soothing, I love it. thank you!

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    janira says:

    May 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm 

    thank you for responding… yes it looks amazing!!.. I really hope to find it.

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    Melissa W says:

    June 14, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Hi, I just found the discontinued ABC Dwell Bedding at I just had it delivered and it looks great!!

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    Vicky says:

    July 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm 

    I love this room! Can you tell me where you got the rug?

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    Risjiena says:

    August 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    My Sister loved the wall of this nursery so much that she is trying to create a similar effect in her house in Aruba. Was just wondering how she could get her hands on the mural, or how she would be able to get the alphabet on the wall.
    Can you tell us maybe where you got the letters from?

    Thank you!

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    caroline4321 says:

    September 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm 

    This is the most amazing nursery i have ever seen so impressed!

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    Amy says:

    November 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm 

    I’m trying to recreate the mural in our son’s room. We just painted the base color with cumberland fog in eggshell. However, I’m wondering what kind of finish did you use for the other 2 colors, little dipper and silver strand? From your picture, the letter “M” in little dipper looks to be more glossy. Please help!! Thank you.

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    Hanna says:

    December 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm 

    Your nursery is beautiful! I wanted to ask where you purchased the rug? I’ve been looking for a rug in that design and I haven’t been able to find anything.

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    Vicky says:

    December 8, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    This isn’t my nursery but i found out the rug was from crate and barrell 2, but I’m pretty sure you can’t get it anymore – i found a similar one at west elm as well

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    Hi All,
    Just read that the Babi Italia Scandi style furniture crib (and likely matching pieces) has been discontinued due to failing slats, “splintering” and cracking. Bummer, as I was sold on this crib from this picture alone. Wanted to save you research time.
    This is my favorite room on this whole site!!!!!

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    Hi!! Your baby room is just perfect!! I love the letters in the back!! I was hoping they were wall stickers and ask you where did you buy it!! They are great!! But you really are artists!! Congratulations!!
    Do you still have the document where you created the letters?? I will love to decorate my baby room with such letters! Thank you!! Please let me know! My email is [email protected]

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    I really like the room, could you please send me the document you used to create the letters?  My email is [email protected].  Any ideas on where I can buy a similar rug?  Thanks so much!

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    What a wonderful nursery! I love the hand lettering on the walls – I can only imagine how time consuming it must’ve been to get them just right.

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    I love the wall idea!

    Could you send me a document you used to make the letters on the wall?

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    Your nursery is incredible. Wow. Do you still have the document where you created the letters? I would love to replicate this. Please let me know! I’m due in a few months and still  paint my baby nursery soon . Thank you. My email is [email protected].

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    Love, Love this room.  We are due with a boy this fall and would love that pattern if you are still checking these posts and e-mailing it out.  [email protected]

    What talent you have.  By reading the posts you have inspired many.  Thanks for sharing!

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    I love your nursery! I see that other people have requested the document that you used to create the wall mural. Do you still have it and are you sharing? My baby is due in May and I would love to create a similar look. Thanks!

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    My wife and I are having our first child. She absolutely fell in love with this nursery and has been hounding me for 3months to get this design in the nursery. Like Kristen our baby is due in May and we was wondering if you still have it and if you are willing to the secrets? Thanks!

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    I would love the pattern as well if you still have it. This is the absolute cutest nursery and is my dream nursery for my baby boy due April 7. If you mail out a copy of the pattern, please include me: [email protected]
    Thank you so much!

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    Wow, thank you everyone for your great words and I’m so happy you love the mural! I have had so many requests for the pattern, but I have not yet “sold” it. I am hoping to turn it into decals or wallpaper, but I’m still in the process of figuring that out. If I do, I will shout it out for anyone interested! :)

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    I’m really hoping that you will share how you did the wall. I’m due in June and this is just what I’ve been looking for for our nursery.

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    This is a beautiful room! So glad you are looking into making it wallpaper or decals. Im very interested in getting it, if you can get it done.

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    Since it has been a few years, I am sooo curious of how this room “grew” with your son? It seems like it would be cute well into the teen years! But I would love to see the toddler version!!


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    I love, love, love this nursery design. We replicated for my sons room. We are in the process of transitioning it into a “big boy” room and are selling the Dwell Studios bedding. It’s in great shape and I know I searched everywhere to find it so if anyone is looking to purchase, let me know!

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    I would be interested in purchasing this from you. Could you tell me how much you would like, and what all you have? Thanks Courtney

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    Hi Courtney,
    I apologize for not seeing this sooner. If you are interested, the bedding is for sale. Please contact me at [email protected] and we can discuss it further.


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    Hi there – love your nursery. Thanks for sharing – I am trying to recreate this for my nursery as well. I’m a graphic designer and am hoping I can do that letter/number wall! Would you mind sharing what font you used for that? Thanks!

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    Hi!! Your baby room is awesomeeee! I love the letters in the back!! I was hoping they were wall stickers and ask you where did you buy it? They are great!!
    Do you still have the document where you created the letters??I will purchase them from you. I will love to decorate my baby room with such letters! Thank you!! Please let me know!

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