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Ayana’s Sweet and Modern Room


I am a lover of contemporary living. Ever since I thought of making our daughter's nursery I was looking for something that looks modern and contemporary. After my rigorous research I finally settled down to "Gray and Yellow" theme, Gray was to give the room that elegance and Yellow was to diffuse that freshness and incandescence for a girl's room. I loved how the combination was vivid as well as graceful.

However, I wanted to keep a balance between splurging for the nursery and 'thinking too much'. I think I was able to get to it finally!

Thanks to my husband AJ for taking wonderful shots of the nursery!

Design Inspiration

I got my inspiration from all the beautiful projects that have been submitted already. I had previously done my son's room, and I also wanted Ayana's room to be as pretty as she herself is.

Decorating Style

Modern Contemporary

Project Details

  1. Wall Colors-  Behr (Twenty Carat, Cathedral Gray, and Manhattan Mist)
  2. Crib- Baby Mod
  3. Dresser- IKEA
  4. Changing Table- Pottery Barn
  5. Chair- American Furniture Warehouse
  6. Curtain- Bed Bath and Beyond
  7. Poms- Ebay
  8. Wall Decals- Etsy
  9. Birdhouse Lamp- DIY project
  10. Small Birdhouse- DIY project
  11. Door name tag- DIY Project
  12. Wall name letters-  I bought wooden letters off of Etsy and then painted and decorated them so it was partial DIY project.
  13. Wall shelf- IKEA
  14. Round Mirrors- Target
  15. Butterfly Mirror- Michaels
  16. Nursery Art- Gift from a friend
  17. Yellow Lamp- IKEA

Favorite Items

I love how the room finally turned out. I adore everything in it, but my favorite items would be yellow-gray poms and the wall decals. I think they both play big part in the look of the nursery!



There is so much information out there on the web, I am sure everyone will get answers to what they are looking for. Idea is to start searching. I will be happy to answer any specific questions that anyone might have.


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Monday 14th of January 2013

Lovely, I wish I would have saw this when my Ayana was born years ago!!! FYI, Ayana means beautiful flower in Swahili.


Monday 14th of January 2013

Thank you, Rose. Yes! I loved all the meanings of Ayana when we were picking names for her-

Beautiful Flower (Swahili)

Innocence (HIndi)

"God Listens"(Japanese)

Nella Atkinson

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

Cute door sign. And when you enter, you get greeted by the sunny and cheery feel of the room. It's the kind of room that exudes happiness.


Monday 14th of January 2013

Thank you Nella, I wanted to keep door sign simple yet catchy :) I was pretty pleased how it went with the look of the room! This is the beauty in "Do-it-yourself" projects, you can mold so many things as per your choice!