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Brooks’ & Walker’s Shark Nursery


As soon as I learned that our twins were both boys, I knew I wanted to create a shark-themed nursery for them.  With cheeky artwork and "shark-tooth" chevron patterns, it was easy to convey a theme without being overkill.  I'm a minimalist, so naturally I didn't want an eclectic, whimsical feel.  Instead, I chose a very classic design using trendy art, patterns, and furniture.

Design Inspiration

My husband.  For many years, he celebrated his birthday with his best friend, and that whole week was called "Shark Week."  Babies tend to push old party traditions aside, so I wanted to pay homage to his kid-free days by giving his boys a shark room.

Decorating Style

Midcentury Modern Minimalist.  I love the clean lines of MCM and appreciate the classic warmth of the the wood tones.  Minimalism isn't just about non-clutter.  It's about learning to live with less or being content with what you have.

Project Details

Dresser: Craigslist Refurbish

Cribs: IKEA

Monogram Art: Handmade by moi

Shark Art: Jay Fleck c/o

Shark Paintings: Handmade by my sister, Ashley

Curtains: Handmade by moi


Favorite Items

The large print, "Onward!" by Jay Fleck.  It can be found on  It epitomizes my husband's style - manly sharks coupled with goofy giraffe pirates.


Look beyond what your kids will enjoy.  Think about how you can create a room based on a life once lived.