Adelaide’s Yellow and Gray Nursery

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I wanted to design a nursery that wasn't too cutesy so that it would grow with Adelaide through the years. I also wanted it to be comfortable and soothing.


Design Inspiration

 A friend of mine had a yellow and gray wedding which I thought was gorgeous so that inspired my color scheme. I also have a new found love for elephants so I threw some in for good measure!

Decorating Style

I am pretty practical when it comes to design. Furniture needs to be comfortable and functional not just pretty to look at!

Project Details

Wall Color: Behr, "Dolphin Fin"

Fabric: Waverly "Linen Bedazzle Silver Lining" "Sidewalk Stripe Silver Lining".

Crib: Sorelle City Lights,

 Glider: Little Castle Valentino glider in Pebble Grey with custom piping (used the Waverly fabric).

Pouf: CB2 Knitted Pouf in Graphite

Dresser: Ikea Hemnes  with yellow polka dot knobs from Cost Plus

Daybed: Ikea Hemnes,

Artwork: and Etsy shop Nebulous Kingdom


Favorite Items

The fabric is my absolute favorite. It was the first thing I picked out and it all flowed from there. My mom made all of the bedding for the daybed and the crib so that is very special to me.


Don't spend a fortune on the crib. I spent the most on fabric which made  the biggest impact. I also add touches like new knobs to help make the dresser look more custom.


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    Where did you get the elephant clothes hamper?!?! Our baby is due on Friday and we have and orange/turquoise/brown and white elephant nursery, mostly DIY, and we don’t have a hamper yet. Would love to know!! Thanks!!!

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    Where did you get the mobile. I’m doing grey and yellow with Elephants and it would be perfect. Thanks!

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    Beautiful! How did you work the changing table on the ikea dresser? It looks like a box around the changing pad. Can that be purchased? Do you recall where?

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    Where did you get your bedding? I am going to do a gray & yellow nursery and this is the only bedding I have seen that I like. Did you make it? If so where did you get the fabric?

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    The bedding was made by my mom and the fabric is by Waverly Silver Lining. The polka dot sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids where do have a cute yellow and gray line of bedding now. They didn’t when I was looking!

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    i LOVE this nursery. Where did you get the bushel and a peck sign? My grandma used to sing that to me and I would love to get one.

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    I adore how her name is Adelaide, and you have the Guys’ and Dolls song that Miss Adelaide sings framed. It’s a subtle but an amazing detail!

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    Oh Kelly how I love you! Very few people pick up on that. We named her Adelaide because I am a huge musical theater geek :)

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    I’m looking for dresser knobs exactly like that. I looked on cost plus but didn’t have luck finding them. Do you have a link I could maybe go to. They are perfect for the gray and yellow nursery I’m doing! :)

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    Fabulous nursery! Did your mother also make the gray coverlet on the day bed? If so, where did you find the fabric? Thanks!


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    I love your chair, but it doesn’t have the same arms as the Little Castle Valentino glider. Did you reupholster yourself?? I noticed there is no pleating

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