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ABC and as Easy as 123…


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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  1. avatar Jenna says:

    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!

  2. avatar Supriya says:

    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!

  3. avatar Nicole says:

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


  4. avatar Courtney says:


    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

  5. avatar Nicole says:

    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!

  6. avatar Amanda says:


    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!!


  7. avatar Courtney says:

    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.

  8. avatar Sarah says:

    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.

  9. avatar Nicole Worth says:

    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! :)

  10. avatar Jennifer says:

    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:
    Thank you so much!

  11. avatar Tony says:

    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!

  12. avatar Kristen says:

    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!

  13. avatar Missi says:

    I completely agree with everyone on this website. I absolutely love your nursery. If you still had the pattern could you please email me it. Thanks!!!

  14. avatar Cara says:

    I love this nursery! My favorite is the wall. If you still have the pattern could you email it to me at Thanks!

  15. avatar kmount says:

    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.

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

  16. avatar roseb42398 says:

    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

  17. avatar kirstysf says:

    where did you get the rug? LOVE this room, great work!

  18. avatar ssanders says:

    I love the wall idea!

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

  19. avatar jrml says:

    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.

  20. avatar sshah says:

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

  21. avatar Sara10711 says:

    this room has a very cool feel. I like it!

  22. avatar cwasher says:

    Where did you find the stuffed elephant? Its SO cute!

  23. avatar cristyhs30 says:

    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

  24. avatar bellajolie says:

    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!!!!!

  25. avatar admin says:

    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

  26. avatar admin says:

    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.

  27. avatar admin says:

    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.

  28. avatar admin says:

    caroline4321 says:

    September 26, 2009 at 7:28 pm 

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

  29. avatar admin says:

    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!

  30. avatar admin says:

    Vicky says:

    July 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm 

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

  31. avatar admin says:

    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!!

  32. avatar admin says:

    janira says:

    May 26, 2009 at 8:03 pm 

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

  33. avatar admin says:

    Little Apple Design LA says:

    May 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm  

    Hi Janira, I believe the bedding was discontinued a year ago. Maybe try ebay? Its so great, isn’t it!

  34. avatar admin says:

    janira says:

    May 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm


  35. avatar admin says:

    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!

  36. avatar admin says:

    Lyndsey says:

    April 30, 2009 at 11:27 pm 

    WOW. This is my dream nursery!!!

  37. avatar admin says:

    Nicole says:

    April 2, 2009 at 9:55 am 

    Hi Megan- thanks so much for the great words! As for the nursery furniture, great news- we bought it at Babies R Us. The brand is Babiitalia and the style is Scandi white & Chocolate. The manufacturer site is : Good luck!

  38. avatar admin says:

    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!!

  39. avatar admin says:

    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.

  40. avatar admin says:

    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.

  41. avatar admin says:

    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! :)

  42. avatar admin says:

    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!

  43. avatar admin says:

    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.

  44. avatar admin says:

    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?