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Ariston’s Eclectic Nursery


We didn't want a theme so that he could easily grow into his room. We love the mix of animals, airplanes, and art work.

Design Inspiration

Really I just based my initial design off of the colors (Yellow, Gray, and White)....from there we started to incorporate red, blue, and green. It was fun to just add cool art or stuffed animals that we thought he might enjoy looking at as he grows.

Project Details

Bassett Baby Cape Cod 3 in 1 Convertible Crib (White)

Carousel Designs

Dresser (Changing Table) & Bookcase/Thin tall cabinet:  
Antique store find in McKinney TX

Glider and Ottoman:  
Little Castle Monaco II Glider and Ottoman (Custom Fabric selection)

Yellow Cotton Shag Rug:  

Red pedal car:


Etsy (Cactus and Olive)

Large Giraffe:  
Shower Gift but can be found here: Melissa & Doug

Guitar (Child sized learning guitar):  

Seahorse & Wolf - Etsy seller Coco de Paris

Old Bicycle & Red Hot Air Ballon - Etsy seller RockCreekVintage (No longer on Etsy)

Vintage Airplane - Etsy seller Bomobob

4 small print vintage bicycles - Etsy seller 1001Treasures

Gray/White Snips, Snails... -  Etsy seller FinnyandZook

Blue/Green ABC's & Elephant with Green Balloon - Etsy seller  Trafalgarssquare

You Are My Sunshine - Etsy seller PamelaJoyceDesigns

Robot Print

Black Record Clock:  
Etsy Seller Vinyl Clock Work

Old Bicycle Wheel:
Antique store find in McKinney, TX 

Old Silver Film Reel:  
Antique store find in McKinney, TX

Metal Vintage Locker Basket (On changing table):
Antique store find in McKinney, TX

White faux fur rug:

White Wall Decals:  
Name and airplanes (Provided by a great friend who works at a vinyl shop)

Red Teaching Piggy Bank:
Money Savvy Pig

Balsa Wood Airplane:

Little Vintage Yellow Tonka Truck & Wooden Vintage Handmade Sailor:  Antique store find in McKinney, TX 

ALL frames were purchased on sale at Michaels!

Favorite Items

The glider is THE most comfortable chair EVER!!! But besides that....I just love every little thing in this room. I'm looking forward to spending so much time in here once this little guy makes his appearance. :)


Collect little things that mean something to you or that catch your eye! We avoided big box stores and matching sets of anything so we could achieve a collected, eclectic look.

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  1. […] The mix of colors and circular design of the Picture Me personalized growth chart works well with all of the various wheels used the gallery wall in this vintage transportation themed nursery. (Project Nursery) […]

  2. avatar Mary says:

    Where did you get the small giraffe on the crib? Do you remember?

  3. avatar Donna richardson says:

    What color did you paint the walls.

  4. avatar Catherine says:


    Thanks so much! That will match perfectly! You have ended my search- thank you thank you thank you!! And yes, as my Dr father-in-law always says, Babies don’t read books…they’ll come in their own sweet time and do all those accomplishments when they do them. :)

  5. avatar Linda says:

    This is such a great nursery! You’ve already thought of everything you’ll need, and it’s all within easy reach. The perfect place to spend time and the colors are so relaxing! Well done!

  6. avatar Lmphotos says:


    Hi!! Thank you!! We just put a sheet of white paper against it so we could give you an accurate answer…. We would say that it is slightly off-white. Not cream… but not bright white. Hope that helps!! We love the crib….I like the lines of it because it doesn’t have the typical curves that you find on so many cribs. Plus this one is convertible which we hope will grow well with him.

    And thank you!! He still hasn’t made his appearance yet but we know it’s just a matter of time! :)

  7. avatar Catherine says:

    I love it all! Such a happy room- great job! The crib, it looks to be an off-white color? I’m on the hunt for a crib that will match a PBK changing table I have and this one has the beadboard, but still works for a boy… fill me in, is it white white or slightly creamy?
    Good luck with your delivery!

  8. avatar Lmphotos says:


    Thank you!!! We are so in love with that pedal car!! ;) And no ma’am…. he was due yesterday and he’s still cozy inside my belly today! Guess he’s telling me he’ll be here when he’s ready! ;)

  9. avatar Lmphotos says:


    Thank you so much!!! It just seemed like the perfect place right by the glider….. at least until he can use the car! ;)

  10. avatar jennarobbins says:

    Such an awesome nursery! Love love your chevron bedding and you have overall such a great eye! The gallery wall is too cool and the little red pedal car makes my heart melt. I just found one at Kohls!! We will be getting re-stationed in December so if Nash ends up with a bigger space wherever we move to then Im gonna have to get him one too! oh and I have to ask….was Ariston on time?? I see he is due now! Congrats!

  11. avatar LarzyB says:

    I LOVE how you put your bebe’s books in the pedal car!! Very cute nursery!