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Baby Bee’s Navy & White Elephant Nursery


A navy blue & white, elephant themed nursery for our baby bee to be!

Design Inspiration

Our navy blue, hot pink and white wedding (hot pink to be added if baby is a girl) and F's childhood elephant collection.

Decorating Style

Neutral, modern classics

Project Details

Baby's cradle was F's as a baby and the glider is a hand-me-down from S's family. We had new cushions made for the gilder, but F sewed everything else in the nursery, including all the bedding, curtains, basket liners, etc. The paper lanterns hanging above the cradle are reminiscent of the hundreds of lanterns hanging in the tent and throughout the apple orchard at our wedding. Above the changing table (a dresser from Ikea) is a custom elephant mobile from Etsy. S, a pilot, added several elephant souvenirs from his travels around the world including an elephant pillow cover and alphabet tapestry from Bahrain and a momma and baby elephant pair from Italy. A sweater knit by F hangs on the closet door next to the shelves displaying several special elephants collected and made over the years. On the lower shelves are baskets labeled with elephant luggage tags. We're so excited to rock our baby on the glider, lay our baby in the cradle and welcome home our nursery's new resident! A source list for everything in our baby's nursery can be found in this blog post:

Favorite Items

The elephant sweater I knit years ago with scrap yarn, which served as a starting point for our nursery design.


Start early and go slowly. Try to do as much as you can yourself - this nursery is a true labor of love!

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Wednesday 26th of August 2015

Hi! I was wondering which baskets these were from target?! I'm looking to do something similar in our nursery! Thank you!!! -Jean

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Friday 4th of May 2012

Hi there, I love your nursery. Wondering where you got the elephant mobile, so adorable!!