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Dr. Seuss Inspired Nursery


A Dr. Seuss inspired nursery featuring a wall-length mural. I utilized a white furniture color scheme with colorful textiles to help brighten the room and incorporated a spirit of creativity with blackboard closet doors.

Design Inspiration

We found a letterpress Dr. Seuss print on a recent trip to Seattle which inspired the entire room design.

Decorating Style

I like contemporary pieces with colorful accents.

Project Details

I painted the room yellow with Martha Stewart paint and the mural was hand-drawn featuring a selection of Dr. Seuss characters. I drew the scene in pencil, painted in the color and then added black outlines. The mural took me about 3 months to finish. I painted the closet doors with chalkboard paint and covered the light cords with fabric to match the curtains. I made light cord covers with 4.5" strips of fabric sewn into tubes. The crib, changing table and rocker were passed down to us. The purchased pieces were from Ikea: BARNSLIG RANDIG CurtainsEXPEDIT bookcaseALMSTED rugBASISK pendant lights and LEKA baby gym. The crib bedding is from Target's Dwell Studio selection.

Favorite Items

I think my favorite item is the mural - specifically the balloons from "Oh the Places you Go". I can't wait to share our love of travel with our daughter and I am so excited to meet her!


I studied numerous murals to get inspiration. I would advise sketching out the composition first and measuring the wall to make sure the perspective comes out right. I also made a mood board of all the textiles before I bought them to ensure they worked together well.

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Sunday 29th of September 2019

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ana {bluebirdkisses}

Wednesday 21st of September 2011

I love DR. Seuss! the mural is beautiful


Tuesday 20th of September 2011

Wow, that's one amazing job you did with the mural. The wall looks really beautiful and colorful. Nothing beats Dr. Seuss in my book.

Heather Caughel

Monday 19th of September 2011

Kari~ I LOVE the room! You did an awesome job. Maggie is one lucky little girl.....she has a GREAT room & SUPER GREAT parents!!!! Love you guys :)

Karla King

Monday 19th of September 2011

Oh my goodness Kari, Maggie is going to love her room, it is sooo cool! You did an amazing job. Hope to catch up with you soon!