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Emaline’s Elephant Nursery


Baby Girl Nursery

Design Inspiration

I knew I wanted to do something a little different for the color scheme, and decided on gray and aqua. Then I searched for fabrics that were not standard "baby" patterns, but would still look great in a nursery. Playing on the gray color, I decided to incorporate elephants, but didn't want to go overboard with a "theme", which was a bit of a challenge since I found SO many adorable elephants! I also love books, and want to instill in my daughter a love of reading, so large, fun display of books was a must.

Decorating Style

I wanted something non-traditional, nothing too girly, but still modern, sweet and fun for my daughter's room. I also wanted to incorporate several one-of-a-kind homemade items, which was mostly made possible by my incredibly talented Mom, who made all the bedding, drapes, mobile and elephant paintings.

Project Details

Furniture: Land of Nod "Straight-Up" Crib; Land of Nod "Blake" Dresser & Nightstand; Restoration Hardware Knobs "Traditional Glass"; Crate&Barrel "Sloan Leaning Bookcase"; Little Castle Recliner.

Ballard Design Orb Chandelier

Crib Bedding & Drapes: Homemade by my Mom

Elephant Mobile: Homemade by my Mom

Elephant Lamp: Jonathan Adler "Utopia"

Book Ledges: IKEA "Ribbi" shelves

Fabric Orbs: Homemade (construction method closely followed this:

Elephant Paintings: Homemade by my Mom

Alphabet Wall: Homemade (inspired by:

Storage Baskets: Land of Nod

Elephant Cross-Stitch: Homemade (pattern from RedGateStitchery on Etsy:

Baby Booties: CurlyTailCrochet on Etsy (

Elephant Picture Frame: DwellStudio

Photo Credit: Baldwin Photography, Houston (


Favorite Items

It's so hard to choose, but I love the Elephant paintings that my Mom made, and the Alphabet Wall that my husband and I made.


Find projects that you can make yourself to give it a personal touch, and start early so you have time to find things that you love and are perfect for your space.


Tuesday 18th of April 2017

would you consider making me an alphabet wall. If so how much would you charge. If not exactly where do I go to get them and how do I cover them or do I paint them or what?? Beautiful idea


Sunday 20th of November 2016

Your nursery is adorable!!! What is the height of your paper matche letters?

Thank you!!

Donna Wear

Thursday 19th of November 2015

love your nursery! looks crisp and modern. As a safe sleep advocate I encourage you to leave off the bumper pads. They are not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.I'm sorry to be the "buzz kill" but hundreds of infants die each year from unsafe sleep environments.


Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Would your mom consider making other people things? I love the fabrics you picked and my theme is elephants as well. Price?


Wednesday 9th of September 2015

What color and brand paint did you use on the walls? Thanks!!