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Colton’s modern elephant nursery


I am a DIYer so I wanted my son's nursery to be modern and unique and I wanted to do a lot of projects myself.

Design Inspiration

My husband wanted an over the top animal themed nursery but I wanted more of a modern nursery with different patterns and textures. We came to an agreement that we would have both the modern patterns and elephants in his nursery.

Decorating Style

Modern and colorful

Project Details

Name canvas: DIY

Crib bedding: Pottery Barn Kids

Mobile: Babies R Us

Rug: Rugs USA

Curtains: Country Curtains

Braided houndstooth basket: Colonial Mills

Glider: Pottery Barn Kids

Foot pouf: Etsy

Monogrammed pillow: DIY

Bookcase: my childhood bookcase

Floating shelves: Home Depot

Make way for Ducklings painting: DIY

Tree art: DIY shower gift from my sisters

Floating picture shelf (under tree art): Ikea

Dresser: Ikea

Lampshade: Target and I added the navy ribbon

Lamp: old lamp I have had for a while

Changing pad cover: Target

Frames: Ikea

Elephant canvas: DIY (more on that here)

Made with Love wooden sign: shower gift that I painted navy

Closet curtains: DIY (more on that here)

Dresser in closet: my childhood dresser

Toy box: gift

Stencil wall: DIY (more on that here), stencil from

Favorite Items

My favorite element in his nursery is the stencil wall. It makes the room unique and add that modern twist to the nursery. Plus it took me a really long time to complete so I am very proud of it :)


It takes time to complete a nursery. Be sure to take your time to find the right items for the room rather than choosing just anything to get the room done quickly. In the end you will be happier you took your time because you will love everything in the room.


Friday 30th of January 2015

Love your nursery!!! What is the paint color of your walls and from which pain store? Did you use white for the stencil's other color?


Saturday 16th of March 2013

I love the brightness of the room. I love the patterned wall, too.