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Arlo’s Modern Classic Animal Nursery


I wanted something bright and fun, that was designed for a child but wasn't childish, and I wanted a loose theme.  We decided on an animal theme with emphasis on giraffes!

Design Inspiration

It all started with the blanket hanging on the crib.  I was struggling with a theme and when we found the blanket blanket my husband and I both really liked the colors and giraffes.  He suggested with design the nursery around it.   That was all I needed - I made the curtains from the same fabric - Michael Miller Giraffe Garden - and began to create the nursery. 

Project Details

The curtains and pinwheel mobile were DIY projects.  The chair is vintage and the giraffe is from my childhood nursery.  I found many of the pictures on Esty.  Above the changing table are framed pages from old Charley Harper calendars. The owl lamp is from Target.  The changing table is an Ikea Epedit bookshelf with drawer inserts and knobs from Anthropologie.  The metal A on the shelf is also from Anthropologie.

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the bookshelf from Pottery Barn Kids - I love the look of all the books just waiting to be read!

Little Blue Zebra

Monday 25th of June 2012

Gorgeous, bright, welcoming room. Love the Charley Harper pictures and the reading corner!


Wednesday 13th of June 2012


Thanks! The lamp and "table" are both from Ikea. The table is actually a stool but we left off the bottom foot rung to use it as a mod table. Here's the lamp and the stool


Tuesday 12th of June 2012

Just where did you get that turquoise lamp and that table beside the chair. Both of these are my favorite items in this room filled with really beautiful and bright things.


Thursday 7th of June 2012


Thanks so much - I really wanted to create a cheerful space! The crib is Lauren from Walmart -


Thursday 7th of June 2012

Totally love that orange chair, it really stands out in a room with very bright colors!