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Alphabet Zoo Nursery


Welcome to the Skip Hop Nursery Design Event! This nursery was designed by Lay Baby Lay and was inspired by Skip Hop’s Complete Sheet, the Alphabet Zoo Collection. For more information on the design event and for details on how you can win prizes daily click here. - Project Nursery

Design Inspiration

I tried to go with cheery, primary palette to pair with the Skip Hop bedding and accessories.  Brightly colored artwork and white furniture keep the room clean and happy.

Decorating Style

I love using a lot of colors and finding inspirational artwork that is fun for both mama and baby to enjoy.  I usually incorporate a good bit of vintage finds into my rooms and they tend to be somewhat eclectic, but this room is a bit more clean and traditional.

Project Details

Crib: Bloom Baby Alma Crib

Changer: London Euro Flat Top Changing Table

Bedding: Alphabet Zoo by Skip Hop

Rocking Chair: KidKraft Adult Rocking Chair

Rocking Chair Cushion: Turquoise Lime Ikat

Lamp: Stella Floor Lamp

Window Treatment: Draped Shade Curtain

Wall Art: Bright Yellow Poster, Polka Dot Apple Coat Rack, Blue Cloud Print, Hanging Garland

Wall Decals: Alphabet Zoo Wall Decals

Diaper Pail: Ubbi

Favorite Items

I love the whale print, with the rainbow spout, the happy yellow lamp, and the Skip*Hop decals are really fun.


 Don't worry about being too matchy-matchy.  Find items that make you happy, and it will work.

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  1. avatar cnvolner says:

    I’ve worked in day cares for 5+ years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education. It just makes sense that I’m drawn to the alphabet theme. Skip Hop makes some amazing designs. I can’t wait for our Baby V to have their alphabet nursery.

  2. avatar Nora Anne Sidhu says:

    Love this

  3. avatar Colleen says:

    This is my favorite hands down. LOVE the bright, poppy colors and adore that this room reads for either gender!

  4. avatar Elizabeth Arsenault says:

    Cute pops of color and random decor

  5. avatar Karilee says:

    I love this because it is something that would still be beautiful and well designed 10 years from now!

  6. avatar crysgoss says:

    I love the Alphabet Zoo nursery!

  7. avatar krista says:

    love the bright primary colors

  8. avatar Brittany H. says:

    This is my favorite! Love all of the colors and the alphabet zoo bedding!

  9. avatar Megan Karwacki says:

    Love this design – it’s fun and bright but so sophisticated. We aren’t finding out if our little one is a he or she, so I also love that this is neutral without being boring.

  10. avatar Karate says:

    I love the colours! And the crib and wee red chair!

  11. avatar yohrmund says:

    I like the fact that it looks great, but yet simple!

  12. avatar ashleeG says:

    THIS is my favorite!! I just love every part of it!

  13. avatar Tori says:

    This room is my favorite! Love all of the moodboards she puts together on her site!

  14. avatar SC138193 says:

    Love that the theme comes across without being over the top!

  15. avatar Colleen says:

    Love the clean, colorful look of this gender neutral room. It definitely incorporates all that I envisioned for our nursery – the color choices, animals, AND the alphabet. Perfection.

  16. avatar NickiB says:

    Definitely my favorite… love the primary colors and the alphabet zoo theme!

  17. avatar Jenny A says:

    This is awesome, I love the bright colours & that it’s not strictly ‘baby’ – it will totally still work as the baby gets older

  18. avatar Samantha says:

    I love the vibrant bright colors. This is a happy nursery.

  19. avatar Courtney P says:

    ideal gender neutral nursery! love the shades of blue with pops of red and yellow

  20. avatar samyra says:

    alphabet zoo is my favorite skiphop design

  21. avatar samantha s says:

    I love each of the nurseries but what I love most about this one is that it’s so simple and practical and the design is very neutral.

  22. avatar kek says:

    so cute! :)

  23. avatar Ethansmommy says:

    Love the striped rug and crib very modern!

  24. avatar Christine says:

    Obsessed. I want this to be MY room.

  25. avatar Lindsay says:

    This room is my favorite – i love the yellow “for like ever” poster against that blue

  26. avatar le_preg says:

    This nursery screams happiness! Love it.

  27. avatar katygmorris says:

    I adore all of the love prints and art in the room!

  28. avatar Anne says:

    Love this nursery! So bright and cheerful.

  29. avatar Jenn Lott says:

    love the ‘for like ever’ poster!

  30. avatar Jen Warchol says:

    I love the alphabet crib bedding and color you chose for the wall!

  31. avatar brooke t says:


  32. avatar Toni G. says:

    Love the colors!

  33. avatar Tara says:

    I absolutely want to use this as a model for my baby girl’s room. I love the color scheme and am totally going to check out more from Skip Hop!

  34. avatar Lien says:

    I am giving this design 5 stars because it is a perfect school scheme for a girl or boy. I love the bedding set and the potential for color combination,

  35. avatar Angela Alexander Kunz says:

    Great balance of color-coordination while not-so-matchy-matchy.

  36. avatar Julie G says:

    I love the colors in this room! I esp love the decals and the alphabet print bedding! And the pops of color against the blue walls!

  37. avatar Kristen Moracco says:

    I love this nursery!! I really love that it is not matchy matchy and the bedding so so darn cute.

  38. avatar Denise Ri says:

    I like the “Alphabet Zoo Nursery by Lay Baby Lay” the best. It’s very calming. I love the color on the wall, and the rug.

  39. avatar CY says:

    This room has such balance between art and function, and the colors are so fun!

  40. avatar Rachel says:

    I love letters, so obviously I love this room.

  41. avatar Liz says:

    This is the look for my son’s room I’m hoping to work on. Fun, colorful and vibrant!

  42. avatar Mary Chaisson says:

    Love this one the most, but all are lovely!

  43. avatar Cassandra E. says:

    LOVE!!!! This one is so cute!

  44. avatar LDG2007 says:

    Well, I love this nursery because it’s reminiscent of my daughter’s nursery- a bit of play on the primary colors. And that blue, well it’s just divine for a little boy or girl!

  45. avatar Christy Isttc says:

    So beautiful! I love the rug and the Ubbi diaper pail. Jealous of that one :)

  46. avatar Courtney Bella says:

    love this one- 5 stars, love the alphabet idea- great way to teach at an early age

  47. avatar Carlee says:

    I love this nursery!

  48. avatar Betty Jane says:

    I love the zoo theme and now I can tell what colors enhance the theme

  49. avatar Maria says:

    Love the colorful bedding crib set

  50. avatar Heather says:

    5 Stars for this room… love the aqua, red and yellow

  51. avatar Erin says:

    I love the vintage feel of this room. The window covering is perfect for this room.

  52. avatar Kira Kukulka says:

    I love the colors in this one.

  53. avatar Leslie G says:

    Love this one. Happy and peaceful.

  54. avatar joanie says:

    i love love love this room! i love how happy and fun it it. i especially love the color with the pop of yellow defiantly my favorite!

  55. avatar Jessi says:

    Great colors! I love that this room isn’t too matchy. I also love the look of the LOVE print with the garland.

  56. avatar Tara A says:

    I love how the colours pop! It’s a room the baby can grow into.

  57. avatar Rachel Kate says:

    I’m really taken with the yellow/aqua pairing, but those red accents are pretty striking, too!

  58. avatar xo, isabel says:

    This is so cute! I love all of the bright and vibrant colors.

  59. avatar Esther says:

    I love the colors and how everything goes together without being too “matchy-matchy”.

  60. avatar katygmorris says:

    Five stars for sure! I love the bright colors, fun artwork and how the bedding has that vintage-yet-modern feel.

  61. avatar Agnes says:

    I just love this one so much…the colors are awesome and it is a great nursing room for a boy or a girl! Perfect and super adorable!

  62. avatar Alicia says:

    I absolutely love this room! The print is adorable! So colorful!

  63. avatar Danielle H says:

    I love this nursery because of the feelings it creates. This space is fun and joyful just like a child yet still has a calming effect. Great job!!!

  64. avatar Barbara says:

    I really like the colors, prints, and textures in this room– and I love that it doesn’t “match” perfectly. Very unique!

  65. avatar tenillegates says:

    This nursery design is my favorite! I love the bright vintage-looking accesories mixed with modern! Fabulous Job :0)

  66. avatar Gen Melber says:

    I love this entry because it feels warm and inviteing!

  67. avatar disqus_HUBMk9wc1N says:

    I love all of the colors in the room and the framed prints. I also love the animals. I just love skip*hop!!

  68. avatar lace1 says:

    love the alphabet zoo.

  69. avatar Julie Moore says:

    My favorite of the nurseries presented! Digging the tones in the Alphabet Zoo sheet set and it seems like it would work well for boys and girls, which is important because I’m not finding out what I’m having!

  70. avatar Jenn says:

    I have been scouring the internet for that plush elephant in the crib and I can’t find it anywhere! Even the SkipHop website doesn’t have it! This is our nursery theme (we even have a similar wall color!) and I’d like to have that stuffed elephant! Where can I find it?

  71. avatar Rebecca Severson says:

    I love all the elements here!!! I love white furniture in nurseries and the wall art is all awesome!

  72. avatar Joselina says:

    I loved this nursery! Love
    the eclectic, cozy and fun way it was design

  73. avatar jzoepke says:

    I love that the room is bright and cheerful but peaceful at the same time. This pattern is awesome:)

  74. avatar Marline says:

    I adore the fun and vibrant colors.

  75. avatar Marline says:

    I adore the fun and vibrant colors.

  76. avatar jcristg says:

    fave! love how bright it is.

  77. avatar MM says:

    Five star rating! This is definitely my favorite nursery of the 4. Love the color pops!

  78. avatar Jessica Gleason says:

    Love the bright colors and decor!

  79. avatar Carli Eklund says:

    Love the colors, perfectly gender neutral!

  80. avatar Kourtney says:

    I like this room because there were colors, but not your standard primary boring colors. It can be for both boy or girl babies & has a friendly, trendy feel.

  81. avatar Nicole says:

    This is my favorite of the 4 by far! I love the all the fun pops of color and all of the small, cool details. My favorite print is the “For Like Ever”, been pondering ordering that for my house for a little while now.

  82. avatar Melissa Maynard says:

    I love the pop of yellow in this nursery! Great for a neutral room for a boy or girl!

  83. avatar BuffaloProud says:

    I have to say this is my favorite because of how eclectic everything is. You can fit things in all the time and not have to worry about it being specific.

  84. avatar Kim says:

    This room is adorable! Love the colors! Fun…fun…fun…my favorite!

  85. avatar Nessa Hankins says:

    My favorite

  86. avatar Desiree Hall says:

    This is my favorite nursery! I love the mint green and modern furniture along with the Skip-Hop alphabet zoo bedding that gives the room a classy baby look :)

  87. avatar Okola2010 says:

    I am a big fan of Lay Baby Lay. I visit her site daily and again she did not disappoint. I love her style and way she incorporates fabulous art, vintage finds, and functionality.

  88. avatar Lauren G says:

    I love all the colors! Such a fun room for baby!

  89. avatar Amanda Brady says:

    I love this room! The colors are great and it looks like a great, inspiring bedroom that can grow with your baby. Love

  90. avatar Marie says:

    Where is the rug from?

  91. avatar Nichole Webster says:

    This is my favorite. I love that chair and lamp!

  92. avatar Kate says:

    Where is the rug from? Love this room!

  93. avatar leahcase says:

    love, love, love this room!!!

  94. avatar PN_Sabrina says:

    I absolutely love the colors of this room!

  95. avatar Nella Atkinson says:

    Such a colorful and happy place! I love the reds, yellows and blues.

  96. avatar Erin says:

    This room is my favorite – I love the way the pops of primary colors contrast against the teal walls. Such a happy room!

  97. avatar Meg T says:

    This seems like a room where some serious fun would happen! Love the Alphabet Zoo inspiration.