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Gray and Yellow Modern Wooded Twist



This is our third child, first boy and so we wanted to make his room something that would last him a long time and transition easily. We love non-baby themed rooms for nurseries and found this one to be a joy to work on.


Design Inspiration

We wanted to stick with some element of the outdoors and really the color palate of grays and the bright bold yellow. We started with the curtain fabric, pillow fabric, sheet fabric and the large brown owl with yellow eyes and everything else grew from there.


Decorating Style

We love mixing old and new, antiques with modern.


Project Details

Crib - craigslist

Dresser- local Antique Store

Chair - IKEA poang chair recovered in Herman Miller Fabric

Brown Canvas Bins - Target

Rug -

White bench - IKEA


All fabric related items were hand created by myself using fabrics from a local fabric store called Fields, JoAnn's, and IKEA.

Gray Owl- Pier 1

Puppy Dog -

Pegboard & mirror were both designed and built by my husband.

Crates & brown footstool: local antique shops

Items on shelf were found at various local stores throughout West Michigan.


Favorite Items

Favorite item in the room (I don't know if I can pick only one): The brown owl with yellow eyes was carved by my late grandfather and that brings so much sentimentality to the room. We love the unique mix of pieces that we were able to find to create this room's identity.

 We also LOVE the rug - we think it looks like leaves on the ground.


Don't go to your big box store to look, shop local and find an Etsy store owner or someone local who can create the perfect fabric pieces for your room. If you find something at a local antique shop - pick it up right away, you never know if it will be there the next time you walk in.


Don't be afraid to be bold with color or decorating choices, and to try things, even if it means you'll paint over them again. Design sometimes = risk and you will be surprised with what you can create.




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Tuesday 2nd of September 2014

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Saturday 27th of April 2013

@facebook-30103203:disqus sorry I just noticed all of these comments. We got the Michigan plate at an antique store. @7ad8d8d00c77d5d20901c96cd087a8c0:disqus Thank you! The tall brown wooden owl is one my grandfather carved and it was finding all the unique little ones!

Michelle Swart

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Where did you find the old Michigan plate?

Tasha Cune

Thursday 17th of May 2012

Very beautiful room! I absolutely love the details, like leaf pattern of the curtains, the lamp, the crate nightstand, and those wooden owls.