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Aqua Nursey


Aqua and brown nursery with hippo wall decal and pom accents. Dark espresso furniture and mocha recliner round out the space. Framed art work of turtles and hippos accent the room.

Design Inspiration

The afghan that is draped across the recliner was given to me by my great grandmother as a wedding present.  I chose the paint based on it, and everything evolved from there.

Decorating Style

Modern, neutrals with pops of color.  Coordinating but not matchy-matchy.

Project Details

Furniture is by Bonavita.

Paint is Sherwin Williams. The lighter color is Sherwin Williams Hazel 6471.  The darker color is surf green 6473.

Bedding (went simple with only sheet and crib skirt) is from Land of Nod.

Prints are from esty, seller lollipop art:


The poms are from esty (just search tissue paper pom poms - there are lots of sellers)  but many people DIY - i believe if you google martha stewart tissue paper poms, directions will come up.


The valance is from csnbaby - here's the link

Hippo decal is from

Favorite Items

The wall color and hippo.


I made a design board on the computer so that I could see how the elements fit together before committing in real life. 


Monday 24th of January 2011

I absolutely fell in love with this room as soon as I saw the hippo decal on the wall! 

Your nursery has become my number one inspiration for our newest edition. 


Sunday 17th of October 2010

I love the white sox detail


Monday 23rd of August 2010

Nope, I think the color is perfect.  Maybe you should consider moving the recliner to somewhere else, this would give more space for the baby and you to move around in.  Otherwise this room is quite simply perfect.


Wednesday 11th of August 2010

I love the hippo decal as well.  I am not so sure about the color, it seems to make the room darker than it should be.  I love the afghan too :)