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Contemporary Green Orange Nursery


This is our son's contemporary green orange nursery and the conversion of our previous guest room into his bedroom!

Design Inspiration

Using board and batten treatment on the walls as well as bright, fun accents of color.

Decorating Style

Clean, contemporary and graphic.

Project Details

We created the board and batten wall treatment ourselves. It took a few tries to get the white wood boards to match the white painted wall, but using a matte white paint in a few coats finally worked!

The crib is from Walmart, 4 years ago. The orange patterned crib sheet was found on Amazon.

The gray rocker actually reclines since we knew there would be a lot of sleepless nights! ;) The pillow on the rocker and the yellow frog (which we made into a lamp by placing christmas lights through the hole in the base - it's normally an outdoor garden sculpture!) is from Tuesday Morning.

The bookcase was another DIY project. We love strolling through antique/consignment shops and found this locally. It was painted a baby blue when we found it but we opted to paint it to match the dark gray rocker and then use an accent of bright orange, on the back of the shelves, to tie in the orange nightstand. That nightstand was also a consignment shop find for $7 in Bedford Springs, PA!!! All we did was sand it down, take off the wheels and spray paint it orange.

The artwork is from the Etsy shop, Wallfry. Love their work! The frames are from IKEA.

The letters spelling his name are a thin metal stencil, from Michaels.

The mirror, laundry basket, S on top of his bookshelf and striped curtains are from Home Goods - love that place! :)

The mobile above his crib was a find from an artist at a local Baltimore art festival 4 years ago, Artscape. The pennant on the wall above his crib was made by us from a variety of JoAnn fabrics.

The copper clock is an indoor/outdoor clock from Target, Smith & Hawken brand.

The elk head in the frame was from the same consignment shop in PA where we got the nightstand and the smaller metal elk head and the yellow tractor on top of his bookcase are from an antiques flea market, also in PA.

The hanging wooden animals above the dresser were from a trip to Prague we took 4 years ago.

The Syracuse ABC poster was from Syracuse University's Say Yes to Education project.

Favorite Items

The dresser that was my husband's when he was a child. We refinished it to have a dark stain on the drawers and white trim around the edges.


Incorporating elements as you go actually worked for us but we were anxious about it all coming together in the end! Choosing one main architectural element to feature (the board and batten + bold colored walls) was a helpful organizing mechanism; then we added smaller details once that was done!

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