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Baby Boy McK’s Nursery


A modern style nursery with touches from his architect dad and teacher mom.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by another nursery on this website: Nursery for Little P by meandwee. She had a little girl and decorated with accents of yellow. I took her advice and decorated with accents of orange for my little boy. We really didn't like the baby-ish stuff that is typical of most nurseries. And we didn't really want a traditional theme (like zoo animals, Dr. Suess, etc). So we went with more of an ecclectic look that was tied together through the colors-blue, white, orange and brown.

Decorating Style

Ecclectic and personal.

Project Details

We used Jack Frost by Benjamin Moore for the paint. We left about 12 inches of white space at the top to make the room seem larger. Eventually we will put white shelving there for knick knacks and collections as he grows. The crib is the Emilia Forever by Pali. The dresser is Malm from Ikea and the shelves are from Ikea, too. The art work above the bed is from by a designer called Avalisa (very interesting things in all sorts of colors). The Van Gogh above the changing table is "Bateaux de Pecheurs" and reflects mom's interest in art history. The bed skirt and curtains were custom made by a friend. The fabric is from Calico Corners and it's called Soho. Orange and white lamps are from IKEA

Favorite Items

The brown glider by Best Chair. And the hideaway nook in the dormer window.


Choose your colors first. We went with 1 main color (wall) and then 2 accent colors--brown and orange. Don't be afraif to pick a bold accent color. Nurseries really have no rules and can be more playful. Check out art work from by Avilisa to match those colors.


Thursday 10th of March 2011

I think that in this case, the bold accent color you chose worked really well.  The orange perfectly complements the blue of your walls.   Those framed Avalisa art works are really cool.