AJ’s Nursery

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A room our little man can grow into with an eclectic mix of modern and industrial elements.

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration evolved over many months of reading interior design and DIY blogs.  I used Pinterest to keep all my ideas in one place and then edited through them as my vision became reality.  I wanted something that was not too babyish and was unique for our son.  I bought each piece of furniture separately instead of getting a matching set and then brought in industrial touches, mixing metals.  The Alexander Henry 2d Zoo fabric was the inspiration for the quilt and the animal details around the room.  I did not commit to anything with too much of a theme so that the small details can easily be switched out when he gets older.

Project Details

Crib – Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 Crib from Target http://www.target.com/p/babyletto-modo-3-in-1-crib-with-toddler-rail-white-espresso/-/A-11540767

Chevron Crib Sheet – Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/chevron-stripe-crib-sheeting/?pkey=bboys-nursery-sheeting

Crib Skirt – Made by Grandma with Navy Blue Broadcloth from Hobby Lobby

Quilt – Made by Grandma with Alexander Henry 2D Zoo, Mechanical Genius Navy Hexagon, Kaufman Blackberry Fizz, Classic Jurassic Green Shell Swirls, Baby Zoo Stripe and Baby Zoo Dot from Joann Fabric

World Map Canvas – DIY with watercolor inspired by http://www.etsy.com/listing/84216761/its-a-blue-blue-world-map-print-by

Shelves – West Elm 4’ Deep Picture Ledge in White http://www.westelm.com/products/deep-picture-ledge-w485/?pkey=cwall-shelving

Elephant Frame and Giraffe Push Toy – DwellStudio http://www.dwellstudio.com/kids-room-decor/designer-kids-rooms/picture-frames/grey-elephant-frame.html & http://www.dwellstudio.com/giraffe-push-toy.html

Pharmacy Floor Lamp – Target http://www.target.com/p/pharmacy-floor-lamp-oil-rubbed-bronze-48-5/-/A-11282994

Glider – Little Castle Blake Glider from Buy Buy Baby

Pillow – DwellStudio Bella Porte in Twilight via Etsy

Rhino Head – Zgallerie http://www.zgallerie.com/p-9621-rhino-head-wall-plaque-12.aspx

Nesting Tables – Target http://www.target.com/p/nesting-tables-s-2/-/A-13930424#?lnk=sc_qi_detaillink

Wire Baskets – Crate and Barrel http://www.crateandbarrel.com/large-wire-basket/s602488

Curtains – Made with Gray and White Broadcloth from Hobby Lobby inspired by http://www.crateandbarrel.com/alston-ivory-grey-curtain-panel/f44871

Curtain Rod – DIY with 1” galvanized pipe inspired by http://www.westelm.com/products/industrial-pipe-rods-b884/?pkey=cwindow-panels-curtains-shades

Dresser – Raymour and Flanigan Shadow Dresser in Espresso http://www.raymourflanigan.com/shadow-bedroom-dresser-510064241.aspx?pwr=true#Bottom

Mirror – Target http://www.target.com/p/oil-rubbed-bronze-circular-mirror-26/-/A-13220879

Zinc Letters – Anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=77415&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=zin

Grey Rubble Changing Pad Cover – Land of Nod http://www.landofnod.com/changer-pad-cover/kids-gear/changer-pad-cover-grey-rubble/f8550

Gallery Wall:

Animal Prints- DIY
Hush Little Baby Print - http://www.etsy.com/listing/100706818/hush-little-baby-diy-printable-nursery?ref=v1_other_2
James 1:17 Print - http://www.etsy.com/listing/102383422/james-117-digital-file-to-print 
Cockapoo Print - http://www.etsy.com/listing/59922560/cockapoo-dog-art-print-signed-by-artist

Favorite Items

Everything we brought into this room is personal and something I fell in love with.  If I didn't love it, I returned it and waited for something I had to have to come along.  My mom made the curtains, crib skirt and quilt.  My dad owns a plumbing and heating company and made the curtain rod out of galvanized pipe.  My grandpa helped me with the board and batten and made the vintage crate style toy box.  The pharmacy floor lamp represents all the pharmacists in the family, my husband, mother-in-law and brother-in-law.  Every single item was hand picked with our little boy in mind!


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    The combination of blue, white, lime green and grey makes up for a very fresh and clean look. Your nursery is overall modern and very stylish.

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    I love AJ ‘s nursery. It is great in
    design and utility. I love the world atlas picture and the nautical blue and
    gray. How beautiful and creative!

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    Add me to the list of those interested in what this paint color is… It looks similar to Benjamin Moore Symphony Blue.

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