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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).


Start early and be very nice to your husband!

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  2. avatar megan johnson says:

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

  3. avatar Doreen says:

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

  4. avatar Jennyflo1 says:

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

  5. avatar Analicia says:

    I love your nursery. I was wonder what color grey you used. We have been searching for a grey to paint our son’s room and like the shade of the one you used. Thank you!

  6. avatar Tasha Cune says:

    I am in-love with your yellow chevron dresser/changing table! The yellow really pops out!

  7. avatar Katrina says:

    I love your nursery! Yellow and gray are such a great combo. I was wondering if you know the name of the gray paint you used? We are considering a gray nursery and I love this shade! Thank you

  8. avatar Rebecca says:

    The pink elephant was a gift. It’s a Jonathan Adler design.

  9. avatar Mrs.Echon says:

    I LOVE that dresser! Definetely makes a statement! The pouf ottoman and rug goes perfectly well together with that lovely dresser.Where did you get that cute pink elephant?!

  10. avatar Rebecca says:

    Erin- the shelves are picture ledges from Ikea.

  11. avatar Erin says:

    Love this room! So pretty :)

    Where did you get the bookshelves by the crib? They are super cute!

  12. avatar sara1758 says:

    Love love this room!!! :)

  13. avatar Mitch says:

    Watching kthe two of you plan…ok….one of you plan……and work together as a team has been great!
    Great ideas, great collaboration….great execution Keith….hmmmm…maybe I shouldn’t link those two words….great skill set completing the tasks! I truly admire your researching and tenacity in getting it done. You have a great ability to learn. The two of you have created an amazing environment for not only little Ellie B, but for yourselves. I have been there to witness the love. So great to be a part of it all.

    Love you both
    Dad..AKA Poppy…Poppa….

  14. avatar Keith McEvoy says:

    Becca, you’re incredible, and you’re always nice to me. I love you with all my heart, and I can’t wait to meet this little girl. She’ll be as lucky to have you as I am.

    Your loving husband,