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Cooper’s Room


My son's room has changed quite a bit from when he was a baby but he's still not a "big boy". I'm really enjoying the progression his room has followed as he's grown into a spunky toddler who loves cars, trucks & airplanes.

Design Inspiration

The original inspriation for this room was a Caden Lane fabric; I loved the shapes and the colors. The bedding was originally this blanket + an adorable bumper and crib skirt...then the baby got rambunctious and the bumper did not survive...and the morphing of the nursery began.

As it stands now it's become a combination nursery/toddler room that features trucks airplanes and a wall mural from the original inspiration.

It's lost some of it's continuity but I like it--it's fun to see it change as my baby has changed.

Decorating Style

Contemporary & modern with soft edges and livable style.

Project Details

The project was truly a family affair. My husband and I carefully selected each furniture piece, painted paint swatches and planned the space. When the design was finalized, my mother-in-law painted the wall mural, my husband made the toy box and his 90 year old grandfather  surprised us with the airplanes which could not have been more perfect.

Favorite Items

My favorite items (besides the mural and custom toy box) are the crib and rocker. I love the modern touches on both. The rocker has been great as my son has gotten older; he loves to sit next to us and read story after story after story.


The color palette is the one element that holds this space together, even as it has changed, the colors have kept it cohesive.

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  1. avatar New Mom says:

    I love the airplanes. Where did you find them? Thanks.

  2. avatar Marcela Daniels says:

    Great room. Can you tell me where you found the elephant and the cube that it sits on? Thanks!

  3. avatar ajcooperdesign says:

    @ thuytiendo: Thank you! The rocker is firm but I think it’s comfortable. The cushions have held up well after lots of hours of rocking over the last two years :)

  4. avatar thuytiendo says:

    Hi, your nursery is beautiful.  I was wondering if the Rocker is comfortable or stiff?

  5. avatar cheathat says:

    very tasteful.

  6. avatar ajcooperdesign says:

    It is the Nurseryworks Storytime Rocker.

    We love it, it’s a little wider than your average rocker so it’s perfect for stories and it looks great!

  7. avatar meggo73 says:

    I love the rocker! Where did you purchase it from?

  8. avatar Kimberly Russell says:

    I love the rug too.

    I found it on here….

  9. avatar ajcooperdesign says:

    @ Sarah–I actually drew the mural with the Caden Lane fabric as my inspiration, we then used a projector to project the drawing on the wall where we traced it and my husband and mother-in-law painted it by hand.  :)

  10. avatar Sarah Morse says:

    I love the mural … where did you buy it?  I’m wanting to do a modern gender neutral room for my daughter and love the look of the orange accents!

  11. avatar ajcooperdesign says:

    @ CreativeCrumbs–So glad you like it! My husband’s grandfather made the planes from wood parts from the hobby store and then he painted them by hand–how amzing is that?! The wall detail is actually painted on the walls thanks to my husband and mother-in-law. Thanks for your comment!

  12. avatar CreativeCrumbs says:

    So love the rug and those planes!  You have to tell us where you got it (or pester the grandfather where he got it :)) I think that even with the more pronounced earth colors here, the decals on the walls still works, it goes well with the new colors you have.  I can’t get over how neat this room is.  And you have live plants in it too!