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Graham’s Natural Nursery


A true labor of love for our son, Graham.  We wanted a space that would easily transition from infant to toddler and consisted of natural elements.  We were on a budget, and I'm a bargain hunter anyways - so there were a lot of DIY projects. Thankfully, I have a handy husband, a talented mother, an encouraging 2 yr. old & creative best friend who didn't mind helping!

Design Inspiration

The chevron fabric.  I found it on Pinterest which led me to a fantastic site:  I fell in love with the colors and used that as inspiration for the entire color palette of the room.  We live near the woods and love nature so I incorporated natural elements as well.

Decorating Style

"Not too much of one thing"  There are a lot of personal touches and collected items in this room, along with different textures.

Project Details

Paint Color: Redstone Blue Spruce, Valspar Paint from Lowe's

Fabric: BlueChevron by mrshervi on Spoonflower

WallArt: Some DIY here... We mod-podged some of the Chevron fabric on the letter G.  I did the scripture art. The God  Bless America embroidery was a great find at Hobby Lobby, and the Blue Fish was a gift.

Mobile: 3Sprouts. We hung the mobile from a branch we got out of the woods, and I added a few more woodland creatures that were a fun DIY project.

Lamp:  Threshold Floor Lamp from Target

Rocking Chair: A garage sale find.  We improved and made covers for the cushions, and gave it a fresh coat of paint.

Crib: Pottery Barn Kids

Baby Bedding:  We reused the bedskirt from when I designed my daughter's nursery and added about a 4" trim of the Chevron fabric.  My mom made the fitted crib sheet and two blankets (one of which I appliquéd with my son's initials) and also a pillow with the left over Chevron fabric on one side and a solid on the other.

Woodland Creature Paintings done by my mom.

DIY Projects:  Wall Art, Angel Painting, Mobile, Baby Bedding, Door Wreath, Woodland Creatures Paintings. We also hung an old National Geographic Map of the USA above the changing table (not pictured).


Favorite Items

I'm most proud of re-using the baby bedding.  That saved us a ton of money and it's exactly what I wanted.  I also LOVE all the personal projects we did throughout the room.


Don't be afraid to think outside the box and give new meaning to old things.  A fresh coat of paint goes along way (changing table, rocking chair & chifforobe) and shop the rooms in your home for items that could be used as nursery decor.


Monday 18th of August 2014

The personal touches are what makes this nursery special! Bringing in the natural elements is brilliant! Love the twigs! Here's an idea: hang monthly pictures of the baby on the branches that are in the jars.