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Baby Ofelia’s Animal Inspired Oasis


This is my first nursery. My fiance and I wanted everything to be extra beautiful for our daughter. We wanted to have a dream nursery... I used a few different painting techniques. I also wanted to incorporate a chair rail and crown molding into this project. The clouds are hand painted by myself and I also painted a few animals into the clouds. (rabbit, giraffe, elephant, zebra) 


Design Inspiration

This project started with a theme of Noah's Ark. My ideas were forced to evolve a bit through searching for a more female friendly design. Many bed sets with the Noah theme are more boy colored. The project then took a turn to animal inspiration.

Decorating Style


Project Details

We decided on the Bonavita Sheffield ( collection for our nursery furniture. The bedding set is the Cocalo Jacana collection ( Cloud painting technique was influenced by Mural Joe ( Crown molding and chair rail were painted/staind/cut/hung by myself.

Favorite Items

My favorite aspect of this project are the clouds.


Have fun with your design ideas! Pull colors from your bedding set. Even if the are not prominent throughout, you will be surprised how much sense they will make among your showcased color. Youtube is a marvelous source of information and inspiration. This site is helpful too!


Monday 7th of May 2012


Thank you so much! The clouds were very fun to paint. Thanks again for your kind words:)


Thursday 3rd of May 2012

i really like the clouds on the walls, it makes the room look so special. nice idea for the animals too.