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Harvey’s Nursery


Modern Black and White nursery with pops of yellow and red

Design Inspiration

A blend of bits and pieces from other nurseries I loved. My main inspiration was the rest of my home and making a lovely room suitable for a baby that still flowed on from the house and felt like it 'fit'

Decorating Style

Modern & Bold

Project Details

We decorated our nursery not knowing our little boys gender so it is neutral. I wanted to keep the basics/big items to black and whites with little pops of colour that could easily be switched out at a later date should we want to make it more  suitable for a boy, or get sick of the yellows and reds.
The red bunny on the feeding chair started it all - I purchased it 2 years before I was even pregnant with a nursery in mind. But over that two years yellow became my favourite colour so I decided to incorporate both.
We didn't set out with a budget - but we didn't want to go crazy and put the room together for next to nothing thanks to having most of what we needed handy or finding exactly what I wanted on the cheap. Bonus!
I had always dreamed of a Black cot but couldn't find any in Australia, and trying to organise shipping from another country was proving to be a nightmare. I snapped up a beautiful unique style wooden cot on ebay for $80 and we painted it black ourselves - I love how it turned out.
Other features:
Rocking chair - Ikea (wood also painted black)
Dresser - Our own we have had for years, we just replaced the handles
Frames above the dresser were all from kmart, I designed the prints in the frames myself
Wreath - Made myself using wire and ribbons (idea from Pinterest)
Buck head, Owl and heart canvas are all from Typo
he Curtains are from Ikea and the spotted bunting hanging on them are from To Bunting with Love

The other bits and pieces were all gifts from our wonderful family and friends.

Favorite Items

By far the cot. I loved it before we painted it and I love it even more now. I keep joking our baby needs to be in it until he is 21 as it took so long to paint it perfectly!


Keep things simple


Sunday 6th of October 2013

Nice. Black, white and yellow isn't a color combination moms use in nurseries often, so it was quite a daring move. But it works!