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Ellie Bea’s room


I wanted to create a room that would be comforting and soothing as a nursery, but also a modern room that Ellie could grow into and have fun transforming.  I mixed bold patterns (chevrons, stripes, ikat) and color with natural elements (birch) to provide some balance.  Elephants and owls perk up the nursery and keep it fun and whimsical.

Before we even knew the gender, we started with the gray walls and then striped the ceiling in a beige/taupe.  I always knew yellow would be the other accent color, but when we found out we were having a girl, I added in plum for some girliness! 

We re-purposed the birch poles that we used to create our wedding chuppah and transformed them into the frame for the chalkboard wall.  The birch material and theme is also carried through in the mirror and wall decal. 

I wanted the wall ledges to mimic a gallery and I love that I can constantly transform the look by switching out the art, books and photos as Ellie grows.

The changing table/dresser was a labor of love.  I saw a "before and after" post on Design Sponge, and I knew that I wanted to recreate this look for the changing table in the nursery.  We found the piece on Craig's List and a friend helped create the chevron pattern.  It came out exactly like the inspiration photo!

Design Inspiration

The chevron dresser.

Decorating Style

modern, clean, fun, personal.

Project Details

RUG- Urban Outfitters

LAMP- Urban Outfitters


CRIB- Jenny Lind


Dream Big Little One print- Etsy

You Are My Greatest Adventure print- Etsy


BEDDING- Land of Nod

Shelves- Ikea

Elephant Hooks- Anthropologie

Laundry Basket- Restoration Hardware Baby

Side table- West Elm (Martini side table)

Elephant rocker- Restoration Hardware Baby

Wall Decal- Etsy

Dresser- Craig's List

Mirror- Home Goods

Favorite Items

The chevron dresser, the birch decals, and the rocking chair (a gift from my dad and his wife).


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megan johnson

Saturday 28th of February 2015

I'd love kow what the name of the yellow paint is.


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

Could You tell me the Brand & Colors Of the gray & Yellow Used?


Friday 19th of April 2013

Did you get the crib bumper from land of nod as well? I can't find it on their website...