My husband and I are expecting our first child in December and we wanted to create a transitional grey, white and orange nursery that was both modern yet classic.
Our inspiration for the nursery was a blend of modern grey and white colors with a pop of orange. We wanted to add some travel elements so we added an orange canvas with a white map and the Dr. Seuss quote "Oh The Places You'll Go," as well as some Parisian Babar the Elephant Prints.
Our decorating style can be summed in an ironic phrase of "modern yet classic." We love modern styles because we love calm colors, clean lines and minimalism but we love classic prints and textures as well as timeless furniture pieces.
Crib: Babies R Us
Glider & Ottoman: Babies R Us
Dresser with Changing Topper: Target
Bins: Homegoods & Target
Multi-Textured Elephant: Pier One Imports
Side Table (drum style): HomeGoods
Canvas Artwork: Etsy (art) & Costco (canvas)
Wall Art (Babar the Elephant): Paris Street Vendor
Lamp Shade: Land of Nod
Lamp Base: Walmart
Fur Rug: IKEA
Blankets: Babies R Us, Target & Gifts from Family & Friends
Our favorite item is the Babar the Elephant wall prints. We went to Paris for our babymoon and bought the prints at a street vendor by the Seine River. The prints are playful yet worldly and will forever remind us of our babymoon. We hope to bring our son to Paris in a few years.
Our second favorite item was the multi-texture elephant that we found at Pier One Imports. My husband and I were shopping for furniture and stumbled upon the stuffed toy - it was different, well-crafted and fit our nursery perfectly.
Our third favorite item(s) is the basket with rolled blankets. Some of the blankets were crocheted by family and friends and we wanted a place to display them with easy access so we placed the basket by the glider.
Invest in pieces that will last a long time: convertible crib, glider and ottoman and dresser with changing topper. These pieces will last you a long time so don't skimp on these.
Think (Shop) outside the box: don't be afraid to shop at craft stores, home stores, vintage stores, etc. for your nursery décor. It doesn't need to say nursery décor to be used for the nursery. By shopping at some non-nursery stores, you're able to get more deals as well as achieve a custom nursery unlike any other.