Ella's nursery is cheerful and bright. Aqua accents pair beautifully with the pink, orange and yellow citrus colors. Elephants abound. It is a room that makes you smile!
I was inspired by the detail and character of our 1800's farmhouse, and by the mixing and matching of different colors and patterns. It's amazing how a vision can evolve from one piece - in our case, the aqua armoire.
Shabby chic with a love of all things beach.
Crib: Giggle - Jenny Lind
Crib Bumper and Quilt: Rikshaw Design - Lali
Crib Sheets: Serena and Lily - Ruby/Sunshine Mosaic; DIY - they did not make crib sheets in this fabric, so I bought a twin sheet set and had them made by a family friend.
Elephant Crib Skirt: Raksha Bella
Wall Blanket: Etsy - family friend
Elephant Mobile: The Bear and The Whale - custom order
Button-covered "E": Metal Anthropologie Letter - thrift shop find; DIY - painted white with buttons from ebay hot-glued on
Elephant Canvas: Avalisa - stretched wall art silhouette; DIY - added the "Ella Grace" decal from mywalldecals.com
Ella Blanket: Etsy (Shop - Molly Anne Make) - custom order
Chandelier: thrift shop find
Moses Basket: Serena and Lily - Sausalito Flax / Ruby/Sunshine
White Flokati Rug: Serena and Lily
Aqua Armoire: Ocean Spray Interiors, Milford, CT (one of my favorite stores)
Pink Beanbag Chair: One Kings Lane - Chateau Designs
Aqua Whale Boppy: Etsy (Shop - The Pink Polka Dot Store)
Coral Ceramic Garden Stool: One Kings Lane - Three Hands Corp
White Wicker Rocking Chair: family hand-me-down; DIY - re-upholstered with leftover Serena and Lily Ruby/Sunshine Mosaic fabric
Elephant Quilted Blanket: Rikshaw Design - Taj Pink
Animal Alphabet Poster: Petit Collage
Bookshelves: DIY - Ikea RIBBA picture ledges
Ella Letters: DIY
Lace Baby Gown: vintage Paris find
Hanging Fabric Bunting: Etsy (Shop - Little Kitten Homemade)
Changing Table: family hand-me-down; paired with white metal wire baskets from Ikea, pink minky dot changing pad cover and aqua Oilo changing pad topper
Woven Rag Rug: flea market find
Towel Rack: DIY - driftwood (beach find); "Eloise" hand-painted on using lettering from juststencils.com; Anthropologie elephant head hooks
Aqua Dresser: craigslist find - DIY - painted aqua to match armoire
Coral Covered Jars and White Elephant: One Kings Lane - Three Hands Corp
My favorite item is the towel rack because it was made from a simple piece of driftwood found at the beach in town and it was awesome to see this idea come to life.
I also love the Ikea shelves which perfectly showcase all of the beautiful books we received at the shower.
I bought a lot of this stuff before we even moved into our house, so I had no idea what it would all look like together...don't over-think things...nurserys are supposed to be playful and fun! I LOVE finding things at thrift shops, flea markets, on craigslist, and of course Etsy. There's nothing like a good DIY project when you're "nesting" :)