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B’s Around the World Nursery


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.  

Design Inspiration

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". 

Decorating Style

Eclectic!! I love quirky, vintage finds paired with modern pieces.  

Project Details

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 

Shelf- Lowe's

Mirror- HomeGoods

Hot Air Balloon Canvas Print- Oopsy Daisy 

Giraffe & Dragon Stuffed Animals- Melissa & Doug 

Zebra Wood Clock- Pottery Barn

Elephant & Giraffe Hooks- Anthropologie

Globe- Vintage

Lamps- Target

Parasol Light Fixture- DIY 



Favorite Items

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??  


Thursday 31st of May 2012

INSPIRED! Can't wait to meet the world traveler whose life is bound to be a magical adventure with you two creative and loving parents!!!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012


On etsy... here is the shop I found them in:

I had her make a custom, all aqua chevron set. She was a delightful seller!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012


I found it at Target about two months ago and as a Target-stalker, ops shopper, I haven't seen it in a while ; ) I'd suggest checking online if they have it... good luck!


Wednesday 30th of May 2012

Love this nursery! Where did you find the chevron clothing rings for 3months/6months/etc?


Wednesday 30th of May 2012


oh, i looooove it!!! i can't find one anywhere!!! i saw one on pinterest that was a trash can and i thought that was so neat!! did you find it recently at target??