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Benjamin’s Colorful Pad


I knew I wanted something bright, colorful and fun. We eventually found out we were expecting a boy, however, this room is still pretty gender neutral and most of the elements could work for either a boy or girl.

Design Inspiration

I started by collecting pictures of things I liked from Pinterest, Etsy, etc., but I was really inspired once I found the bedding. After I settled on that, I kind of just worked everything else around it. The broad range of hues in the bedding made for endless possibilities in the room's overall color scheme.

Decorating Style

My general decorating style can best be described as "cozy" contemporary. I also like to experiment with different colors, patterns and textures.

Project Details

Wall Color: Benjamin Moore "Silver Gray"

Crib: Baby Mod Parklane 3-in-1- Target

Amber & White Dressers: "Nyvoll" series - Ikea

Baby Bedding and Mobile: Sumersault Geo Brights - Target

Mirror: Hemnes- Ikea

Chair: "Poang" series -Ikea

Pouf/Ottoman: CB2 website

Mom & Baby Giraffe Wall Decal: Janey Mac on Etsy

Yellow Zigzag Rug: Urban Outfitters

Owl Lamp: World Market

Lampshade: "Threshold" series - Target

Fox Storage Bin: 3 Sprouts, purchased on Amazon

Owl Nightlight: Munchkin Light My Way Nightlight- Target

Then We Had You Art Print: Personal Creations

Star Wars Art Print: Wallfry on Etsy

French Fry Art Print: Stellagirl on Etsy

Beatles Art Print: Stellagirl on Etsy

Wood Number 5: Buildacrosscanton on Etsy

Bunny Art Print: Kort Art cards- IKEA

Bicycle Art Print: Smitten Image on Etsy

Cars Art Print: Kort Art cards- IKEA

White Wall Frames: "Ribba" series- IKEA

Personalized Step Stool: a gift from

Mezuzah: a gift from Israel

Curtains: from a local wholesale warehouse

Whale Tissue Box: DIY project (inspired by Shop Sparkly Pony on Etsy)

Wall Letters: DIY project (letter tutorial instructions here at WhimsiKel)

Favorite Items

Probably my DIY Projects- the wall letters and the whale tissue box . I had seen the tissue box on Etsy,  but I just couldn't justify spending money on something I could make myself. I think my DIY version turned out pretty cute.


Start with one or two pieces you love, and then build your room from there. Also, creating an Olioboard where you can move your ideas around to see what will or won't work together can save you time and money purchasing the wrong things.

Je Crowe

Wednesday 21st of August 2013

Love this sooo much. Its so nice to see a boy nursery that isn't a typical boy theme, and has bright cheery colors!!


Monday 14th of October 2013

Thank you so much!

Thursday 13th of June 2013

Love everything about this nursery! Can you tell me what size the rug is.


Thursday 13th of June 2013

The one I purchased is a 5x7, but it comes in different sizes.

Jillian Scotts

Monday 10th of June 2013

Bright and colorful. And the mommy and baby giraffe silhouette is just sweet!


Thursday 13th of June 2013

Oh, thank you! Yes, the giraffes are one of my favorite things about the room and one of the first purchases I made.