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Edward’s Nursery


A gray and white striped elephant themed nursery that's upbeat and happy.

Design Inspiration

Gray and white stripes I kept seeing everywhere.  I wanted something fun and whimsical - a room that would make me happy at 3 am changing dirty diapers 

Decorating Style

Classic with a bit of fun.  I like to take beautiful things and put them in a casual environment so that anybody who walks in the room is comfortable and happy.

Project Details

I painted the 12" stripes myself using a ruler and painters tape.  I found it easier to just mark the stripes across the top and bottom of the room and line up the tape.  The stripes are Benjamin Moore white dove and owl gray.  

My husband and I painted his old furniture Benjamin Moore Winter White and Swiss Coffee.  We added white pulls from Hobbly Lobby with Black letters of the alphabet.  

The crib bedding is Serena &Lily from the Basics collection.  I wanted to keep it simple since we had so much happening on the walls.  

The elephant photos are from an etsy shop called Trafalger's Square.  

I also had a picture my husband drew as a child framed at Hobby Lobby in a big white ornate frame.  

I purchased many of the baskets and accessories at Home Goods for very little.  

Favorite Items

I love the elephant pictures on etsy because I had seen them long before I had a baby and made a mental note to find them again if I ever got pregnant.

I also love the sterling silver rattle because my mom still has mine from when I was little.  

I also love the little Mary Alice Hadley "We love you" coaster as it was a gift from an old friend when I got engaged.  She's one of the only people who would know that my grandmother collected Hadley.  


Make the nursery your happy place. Paint is cheap and easy to do if you have the time.  You don't have to buy all new things for your baby's room, instead surround him or her with items that you already have that are sentimental to you.  As your child grows older, these items will become sentimental to him or her as well.  

Little Blue Zebra

Monday 25th of June 2012

Lovely room and fab wicker elephant!

Belclaire House

Saturday 14th of April 2012


Hi Ashley! Thank you so much! I'm just now seeing this. I think the wicker elephant was from Pier One and the basket is from Home Goods. Congratulations on your son!


Saturday 7th of January 2012

I'm not sure if you'll see this or not since it's been almost a year since you've posted. But, I love this nursery! We are doing an elephant/giraffe theme for our son due in April. Where did you get the wicker elephant that you have the basket on top of? I'm in love with it. :)


Tuesday 5th of April 2011

What a great room! I love all of the wonderful elephants. Where did you get the stuffed elephant on the crib?


Tuesday 18th of January 2011

I agree that you should keep more of your child's things so that he'd have something to look at when he grows older.   I think that it was a great idea to have your husband's drawings framed like that.  I can't imagine how he kept all these over the years!