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Eli’s Retro Pad


I wanted to do a retro-inspired room for my little guy. I have designed 2 great rooms for my daughters and loved doing those.  I wanted his space to be fun and energetic.

Design Inspiration

My design inspiration is a cool, neutral shell with punches of color!  His feature wall was my starting point--the contact paper circles on the wall are from a previous posting on Project Nursery--the rest was all me.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is modern, neutral tones with pops of color.

Project Details

Crib = AP Industries Lollipop Crib

Gray/White and Gray blankets = Little Giraffe

Rug = Gilt

Chevron curtains (made by me) =

Ottomon and red pillow fabrics (made by me)=

Crib sheet = etsy

Frames = Target

Red "E" board = made by a friend

Natural gray and red paint = Behr

Silver contact paper = Home Depot

Dresser - Ikea (we painted it red)

Lamp = Target

Frame on dresser = Pottery Barn

Elephant = gift from my husband's travels to India

Old toy = from my childhood

Sophie la giraffe

Black wall shelves/turquoise frame = Target

Canvas = Michael's (my kids, including infant Eli's hand/footprints)

Monster = made by my preschooler

Black roman shade (made by me) =

White side table = craigslist, I painted it white

Rocker = from my first baby

Handmade quilt = gift from my friend and quilt designer, Gudrun Erla

Walking toy (gift) = Land of Nod

Kit Kat clock = purchased at a store in AR

Red E, felt red e, painted E = etsy

Metal E = Antropologie



Favorite Items

My favorite items are the Es purchased on etsy and Antropologie and the family handprints on the wall.  


I always believe in creating a room in stages.  How can you possibly know exactly what it will look like at the beginning?  I think great style evolves with the project.  Don't be rushed.


Tuesday 28th of August 2012

Nice accent wall you have there. I like the polka-dots with the random hand prints.