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An Urban, Graphic, Bay Area Nursery for West


My husband and I moved into our rental three months before Westley's due date. The challenge – how to inject our personal style without painting the walls or doing anything permanent to the room.

Design Inspiration

Our color inspiration for the nursery was black and orange – an ode to our favorite team the San Francisco Giants, with accents of bright aqua blue. 

Decorating Style

We wanted a modern nursery with an urban edge.  We brought in color through bold artwork, textiles, and accessories while keeping the furniture clean and simple. Our urban style and love of the Bay Area was brought in through various DIY projects which include painted chevron curtains, customized Ikea dressers, and a mural of the San Francisco skyline made entirely out of paint chips.

Project Details

Crib – Baby Mod Dylan Mini Crib from Walmart $149.00

Pillows – handmade by brother

Paint chip mural and frame – handmade by brother

Glider and ottoman – Craigslist (reupholstered with fabric from Joann)

Afghan – crocheted by Baby’s mommy

Giraffe –

Wall ledges – Ikea

Yarn lamps – DIY, light kit from Pier 1 Imports

Dressers – 2 Ikea MALM 3-drawer dressers $69.99 each

Curtains and rod – Target

Changing pad – Baby Smart Cooshee Changer

Bookcase – Ikea EXPEDIT shelving unit $69.99

Artwork – handmade by brother

ABC prints – designed by brother, printed at Costco $2.99 each

Yarn letters – DIY

Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is hands down the paint chip mural.   It includes all of our favorite San Francisco landmarks and brings in just the right amount of whimsy for this modern nursery.  It took my brother weeks to assemble and is truly a labor of love.


We chose a simple and bold font to achieve a cohesive look throughout the entire room.  Most of the items we purchased were from big box stores and with a little creativity were able to achieve a custom look.

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  2. avatar cjko says:

    Did your brother sew the camera lens pillow too? I love it. He needs to open an etsy shop!

  3. avatar TeeOhh says:

    Coolest nursery I’ve ever seen! Your brother is amazingly talented! I love the theme!

  4. avatar mandnsangel says:

    so lovely! as a Cali girl born and raised… i can sooooo appreciate this! hope baby boy and u two enjoy!

  5. avatar ECruz says:

    Picture Perfect. The room is so original and creative, thats going to be one lucky baby.

  6. avatar Marisa White says:

    LOL I just read the last persons comment… I said exactly the same thing… even with the LOVE in bold… :) Great minds think alike!

  7. avatar Marisa White says:

    Your brother is very talented. I LOVE the paint chip mural. This is the most original room I have seen thus far. My teenage children would love it!

  8. avatar Cjko says:

    Your brother is amazingly talented! So cute he made so much for his nephew. I LOVE the paint chip mural! The afghan and lamps are great too but the mural just makes the room.