We wanted a nursery that was modern, yet warm and cozy. One that had a unique identity, that didn't look like it was a set we bought at one store or too "babyish". Most important, we wanted an element of fun! Before we found out that we were having a boy, we agreed on the turquoise wall color. I am not sure that the room would look too much different if we were having a girl; probably color punches of fuchsia and more metallic accents.
The first piece we picked out was the hot air balloon canvas print which turned out to be my inspiration for the whole nursery. I consider this space to be the home base for our future world-traveler. In it, you will find African animals, a Moroccan-inspired mirror, vintage globes, a Peruvian cross, a Chinese parasol, and various faux animal "furs".
Eclectic!! I love quirky, vintage finds paired with modern pieces.
Wall color- custom made from a Tiffany & Co. box color swatch
Dresser- Lea Furniture: Elite Reflections Collection
Crib- Ikea: Gulliver
Rocker- Ikea: POÄNG, birch & black leather
Side Table- Target
Hot Air Balloon Canvas Print- Oopsy Daisy
Giraffe & Dragon Stuffed Animals- Melissa & Doug
Zebra Wood Clock- Pottery Barn
Elephant & Giraffe Hooks- Anthropologie
Parasol Light Fixture- DIY
Starburst mirror, hot air balloon artwork, 'Year of the Dragon' postage stamps (framed above shelf) and my DIY parasol light.
Sometimes less is more, not every wall or shelf needs to be filled. Collect pieces over time instead of the buy-it-all-now, matchy-matchy approach. Have fun with color, what's the worse that can happen- you can repaint, right??