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Harrison Ellis and Lyla Jean’s Circus Twin Nursery


This nursery was created for my boy/girl twins. It is a fun, bright-colored, modern vintage circus theme, but not too over-the-top circus. I wanted something to convey the circus feeling, but not too theme-ish.

Design Inspiration

First of all, my boy/girl twins. I wanted something gender neutral since they are sharing a room. I bought a piece of art that had a circus tent with the quote "may life find you looking up at a peppermint sky filled with sweet sunshine, balloons and lemon drops of endless possibilities". That pretty much started the Pinterest search for circus ideas.

Decorating Style

I love vintage with a touch of modern thrown in. I'd probably say I'm quirky and eclectic, and I LOVE color. You'll see in the pictures that we started out with an ivory rug and later changed to a red shag rug, and also put an orange throw on the glider. I think it made a huge difference.

Project Details

Little Loves Banner - DIY by myself Cribs - Jenny Lind from Bed Sheets - Handmade by a friend. Fabric is from Hancock's. Crib Skirts - Handmade by a family member, Regina Dawson  Picture frames - Hobby Lobby and painted by me to match the colors in the room. All art prints in frames were bought from Etsy. The Elephant Rocker came from Hayneedle and I added the party hat. The toy "box" is from Target. Mirror - way long ago from Pottery Barn Chandelier - Ballard Designs Ceiling Medallion - Vintage Irmi Lamps - Giraffe on wheels - LOVE print -

Favorite Items

First, the ceiling Marie Ricci medallion above the chandelier. And second, the clown Hummell figurines my favorite aunt gave me. They were only available to club members and cannot be purchased anymore.


Find one thing you love and decorate around that one thing. If you're crafty, look for ideas for things you can make yourself. In my un-professional opinion, I don't think there are rules to decorating. Do what you love and what makes you happy. And of course, if your ideas are running short, Pinterest is great inspiration!

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Tuesday 3rd of May 2016

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Monday 5th of May 2014

Such a great space! Did you paint your cribs? Any tips?!