I wanted to create a happy and calming space that my little guy could grow with. I also needed to enjoy the room myself, it helps to love it during all those late night feedings.
My husband is Australian and although we live in Virginia, I wanted Harvey to have a little bit of Australia with him at all times. My focus was on koalas and kangaroos but I threw in other Aussie animals and sport as well.
In every other room of my house I'd say that I'm very traditional. In the nursery I was drawn to a more modern look, but I still kept the furniture traditional.
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids, on sale and now discontinued
Bookshelf: Target from several years ago that my husband repainted
Quilt: A friend of my MIL's made it in Australia
Koala Swing Painting: I commissioned this from Sarah at http://cocoandcompany.blogspot.com/. She was wonderful to work with!
Aussie animal prints: michellepike.com.au
I Love You From Here to Australia print: HopJumpSkipPaper on etsy
Kangaroo growth chart: RoomDoodles on etsy
Kangaroo Book Mobile: TheShopHouse on etsy
Little Koala Pillow: MyMimi on etsy
Koala Hat: PicturePerfectProps on etsy
Harvey Letters: TheNestofMamaD on etsy
Paint Color: Stonington Gray, Benjamin Moore
It's a tie between the quilt and the Koala swing painting. I love them both equally.
Take your time and find inspiration from anything in your life. Have fun, search the PN galleries, and learn to love etsy!