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Ari’s Animal Inspired Nursery


I wanted Ari's animal inspired nursery to have a calm and neutral vibe but not overly themed. I also wanted to incorporate some furniture and elements that could be long lasting and used in his room decor as he becomes a toddler.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration came from Sharon Montrose's Little Darlings collection. I loved the baby animals and the clean simplicity of her prints. I started with the prints and built the rest of the nursery around that theme. I also knew that I wanted a clean and simple nursery with a bold statement wall. The striped wall with a photo gallery seemed like the perfect fit.  Finally, I knew I wanted to a library of books for Ari and I wanted to be sure to find a way to incorporate the books into the decor of the nursery.

Decorating Style

Traditional, classic, comfortable, preppy, rustic elements and clean lines,

Project Details

Photos - Sharon Montrose

Photo Frames - Michael's

Crib, changing pad and bedding - Pottery Barn Baby

Glider - Buy Buy Baby

Dresser - Vintage

Wall Color - Sherwin Williams Iceberg

End table - HomeGoods

Shelves - DIY

Mobile and Rug - Pottery Barn Kids

Elephant Rocker - Pottery Barn Kids

TeePee - Cat TeePee

Storage crates - HomeGoods

Diaper Pail - Ubbi

Favorite Items

The framed photos on the gallery wall were my inspiration and are my favorite part of the room. The first time Ari looked at the photos I was so happy. I also love the shelves because my husband built them and they came out exactly as I had hoped.


Take your time and wait until you find the right pieces to complete your vision.