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Eli’s Safari Nursery


My husband and I wanted to create a nursery that felt like an African safari for our baby boy, Elijah. We chose to focus on navy blue and tan as our color scheme.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by African safaris.

Decorating Style


Project Details

Crib and Dresser: Franklin & Ben

Rug: DIY project with a drop cloth and paint

Bookcases: Ballard Designs Back Room

Rocking Chair: Recovered chair from my late grandmother's home

Accessories: Hobby LobbyHomeGoods, and souvenirs brought from my parents' African safari

Trunks/Suitcases: HomeGoods

Ottoman: HomeGoods

Bedding, Curtains, Pillows: Fabric found at store and then sewed into bedding and curtains by my mother

Mobile: DIY project using an embroidery hoop and figurines from my parents' African safari

Tall wooden vase: Target

Elephant Canvas: Kirkland's

Photos Above Crib: DIY canvas project using photos from my parents' safari trip

Growth Chart: Purchased at an arts and crafts fair

Light Fixture: DIY project using a bamboo shade

Rocking Horse Elephant: Pottery Barn Kids

Favorite Items

I love the rocking chair from my grandmother's home. It reminds me of her. I also love the DIY zebra rug and light fixture. They may look very handmade, but it was so much fun to make with my husband!