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Avery’s Wonderous World Nursery


Living in a historic neighborhood just outside of Washington, DC, the houses are quaint and the rooms are small.  The nursery was designed to maximize the space while still making the room unique and beautiful. The project brings together our love of travel with the desire to share with our daughter a sense of wonder and adventure.

Design Inspiration

The nursery introduces the wonders of the world, from the wallpaper of famous sites and one-of-a-kind matching mobile, to the cityscapes, and hot air balloons, while providing a romantic vintage feeling through the travel cases, pictures on the wall, ferris wheel, and chandelier. The elephants play into the theme through the children's books about Babar and Celeste, and a whimsical sense that the world has no bounds.

Decorating Style

Anthropologie-inspired, romantic, whimsical, vintage

Project Details

Most of the Room is Etsy, Craigslist, and DIY

Crib: Pottery Barn Kids (Craigslist)

Rocker: Pottery Barn Kids

Dresser: Craigslist, Restored by Maggie Jane's

Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids & LavenderLinens on Etsy

Mobile: NouvelleLuneStudios on Etsy

Bunting Banner: BerryAlaMode & LovelyBonesEmporium on Etsy

Artwork: MarkandRuby on Etsy, Geministudio on Etsy, Petit Collage

Lamp: CharlotteRays on Etsy

Light Plates: Various Etsy

Cubby and Drawers: DIY Repainted and Recovered

Hamper: Home Decorators

Pouf: Restoration Hardware Kids

Rug: Wayfair

Curtains: Bed Bath & Beyond

Mirror: RevivedVintage on Etsy

Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids

Ferris Wheel: Anthropologie in 2010

Travel Trunks: Ebay and Craigslist

Baby Blanket: Custom Made by Friend

Wallpaper: Globetrotter

Bookrack: Pottery Barn Kids

Favorite Items

Number one favorite is the wallpaper and matching mobile. Runner up is the dresser.  It was a labor of love and the transformation of an old dresser to become the focal point of the room far exceeded expectations.


1. Don't skimp on the details.  They are what add up to create the overall feel of the room

2. With Etsy you can create a very custom look on your own.  Anything you want to do, there is someone willing to help you.

3. Romantic and girlie does not have to be super pink and frilly.  Blue is ok.


Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

I love the nursery and the wall color! What is the name of the paint you used?