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Christopher’s Nursery


We wanted to design a nursery for our second son that was something that could grow with him. We also wanted a calm, neutral space with a burst of color, so we decided on a bold green accent. The artwork and accessories are simple and playful, perfect for a little boy!

Design Inspiration

My first inspiration was the quatrefoil, a design element which I studied during college in  Architecture and Art History classes. We incorporated it into the room with the bedding and the wall decals. My other inspirations were projects from Project Nursery and items on Etsy.

Decorating Style

Modern with clean lines, a burst of color and pattern.

Project Details

Crib: Land of Nod, Espresso sleigh crib 


Dresser: Land of Nod, Espresso Simple 6-Drawer Dresser


Changer: Land of Nod, Espresso Changer Top


Glider: Story Time Series, Patoka, color: oyster


Bookcase: Ikea, Expedit


Paint Color: Behr, Dolphin Fin Grey


Rug: Ikea, Gislev


Shelves: Ikea, Lack Wall Shelf, color: high gloss white


Bedding: Crib Skirt: Fabric.cpm, Metro Living Tile Grass DW-313, sewn by Etsy, huckandjo

    Sheet:, Metro Living Tile Leaf DW-319, sewn by a friend


Curtains:, Kona Cotton Grass Green EF-275, sewn by mother-in-law


Changing Pad Cover: Etsy, sweetheartnsunshine, chevron pattern in grey


Pillow: Etsy, tootledoodesigns, chevron pattern in grey


Vinyl Wall Decals: Quatrefoil pattern, custom made by husband


Artwork: Etsy, Wallfry, Play, Create and Read prints

    Etsy, trendypeas, Elephant and Stegosaurus prints


Diaper Pin Wall Hanging: Pottery Barn Kids

Favorite Items

My favorite item is the quatrefoil wall decals with his name floating on top.


My advice is to start designing early and to not settle. You can find almost anything online at every price point.


Monday 20th of August 2012

Love the bookshelf and storage bins -- where did you find the zig-zag bins?

Kelly Scott

Friday 18th of May 2012

I am in love with the stencil or decal behind "Christophe" on the wall. Where/how did you do that?????


Tuesday 15th of May 2012

Love this room! Fantastic job, it's beautiful!


Tuesday 15th of May 2012


The lamp was used in my older son's nursery and I'm sorry I don't remember where we got it. However, we recently purchased the new lamp shade from Z Gallerie to match the nursery.


Tuesday 15th of May 2012

Erica: eshookie,

Thank you. I was just thinking to do that myself :) May I ask what size they are?

I believe the quatrefoils are 8.5 inches in height and width, with 3 inch spacing. Hope that helps!