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!
The chevron dresser.
modern, clean, fun, personal.
RUG- Urban Outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20659470&color=021&color=021&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS
LAMP- Urban Outfitters http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=21068457&color=030&color=030&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS
ROCKING CHAIR- Monte Joya http://www.montedesign.net/modern-nursery-joya-rocker.html
CRIB- Jenny Lind amazon.com
OTTOMAN- Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/79472377/24-ottoman-pouf-floor-pillow-natural
Dream Big Little One print- Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/HelloHuckleberry
You Are My Greatest Adventure print- Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/GusAndLula?ref=seller_info
BEDDING- Land of Nod http://www.landofnod.com/baby-crib-bedding/kids-bedding/not-a-peep-crib-bedding/f9771
Elephant Hooks- Anthropologie
Laundry Basket- Restoration Hardware Baby
Side table- West Elm (Martini side table)
Elephant rocker- Restoration Hardware Baby
Wall Decal- Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/designedDESIGNER
Dresser- Craig's List
Mirror- Home Goods
The chevron dresser, the birch decals, and the rocking chair (a gift from my dad and his wife).
Start early and be very nice to your husband!