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Baby Z’s Blue and Gray Nursery by Tessyla


This blue and gray nursery is for my firstborn, Zavian, who is due this Spring.

Design Inspiration

I wanted a contemporary nursery that was soothing and not overly babyish.  I knew I wanted to incorporate a focal wall and started designing around the tree decals.  I wanted to use a variety of cool blue shades mixed with grays and browns.  I started accumulating accessories that I loved... nature inspired pieces paired with graphic geometric pieces.   I am so happy with the way it turned out!

Decorating Style

My decorating style is contemporary with an eclectic twist.

Project Details

Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray

Crib: Baby Mod Olivia purchased from Walmart (I painted the bottom white to match the rest of the crib)

Dresser: Delta Haven 6-Drawer Dresser from Target

Tree Decals: Styleywalls on Etsy

Crib Bedding: Olli & Lime

Uneven Grid Area Rug: Target

KACY Collection Madison Glider: Toy R Us

Decorative Pillow: Olli & Lime

Morocco Style Curtains: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Wall Shelves: IKEA

Assorted Artwork: Purchased from a variety of craft stores

Alphabet Canvas: I made this piece myself and will be offering canvas art in my Etsy shop soon!

Chevron Hamper: Walmart

Elephant Bookends: Jonathan Adler Collection for Barnes & Noble






Favorite Items

My favorite item is the tree decal wall.  It really sets a tranquil mood and was my inspiration for the entire nursery. I also love the rug!


I did a ton of pinning and browsing through nurseries on projectnursery to gather ideas before planning my nursery.  I would start with one or two pieces that you absolutely love (bedding, decals, rug) and design the rest of the nursery around them.  The process feels less overwhelming that way.  Color palette is important so think about what kind of mood you would like the nursery to have...soothing, bright, fun, modern, traditional, classic, eclectic... and make sure your colors reflect that.  I think that artwork is the key to making a nursery really special, so don't be afraid to have fun in that area.  Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for tons of nursery art: