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Beau’s Safari Inspired Nursery


Beau's nursery is inspired by an African safari.  The room blends warm chocolate brown and khaki hues with cool gray.  The safari escape incorporates antique pieces with some handmade touches and plenty of soft furry friends!

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for the project was a room I saw in the Restoration Hardware Baby and Child catalog.  I couldn't afford many of the pieces in the inspiration room, so I got creative making the space my own.  I write a lifestyle blog called Hammer-and-Heels, so I'm always looking for unique design ideas.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is traditional with eclectic touches.  I love blending old and new pieces together and I'm a firm believer that a well-appointed room can grow along with the child.  You can see more of my designs on my blog, Hammer-and-Heels!

Project Details

I purchased all of the convertible furniture for the nursery from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child.  The prints are the focal point of the room.  I found them on and had them framed at a local frame shop.  Many of the decorative accents are from World Market or are antique pieces passed down from family members or found at local shops.  The wall color is Behr "Gobi Desert" from Home Depot.  The light fixture and tall lamp were from Lowe's.

Favorite Items

My favorite element is the big leather chair that was used in the TV and film industry.  You can see it in 12 Years a Slave and American Horror Story... although don't tell Beau... because that's kinda scary!


My advice to achieve this look is to search for elements that can grow with the child.  Every element in this room is convertible, from the crib to the changing table.  I hope baby Beau loves this space for many years to come!


Sunday 19th of April 2015

Where is the crib from?


Wednesday 7th of May 2014

that's so beautiful!. I hope I can make a nursery as beautiful as yours.


Friday 25th of April 2014

I love this room. You did a great job! These prints are exactly what I would like to have. I am having trouble finding them on the site you referenced. Can you help with a link to them? Thanks!


Thursday 3rd of April 2014

Beautiful room! It's timeless. And that chair's story crazy - love it.

Jan Hale

Wednesday 2nd of April 2014

Your nursery looks better than the inspiration room! Your mom did a great job on the crib bedding and curtains. So soothing & calm!