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Jackson’s Take on Contemporary


I'm obsessed with Navy and Gray. I knew how I wanted to do the pop wall, so I did that first, and then everything else just fell into place. I didn't want the room to be too dark, so I made navy be a dominant color, but added the gray,  light blue and lime green pops of color to brighten the room. I was trying to make the room "sweet" but still boy.

My ultimate goal was to keep the room fairly contemporary to still flow with the rest of our house.




Design Inspiration

My inspiration started with a blanket I bought when I first found out I was pregnant. It had navy, light blue, gray and green in it. I LOVED it.....but had a really hard time finding any bedding that I felt was contemporary enough - and not $500.

I spend a lot of time on decorating websites, Pinterest, and reading decor magazines, so I am always looking for interesting ideas, designs, and products.

Decorating Style

I am definitely more contemporary than traditional - but contemporary on a budget.

Project Details

The hardest item to find was the bedding. I ended up going back and forth on doing a bumper, but decided that I didn't want to risk it, so I ended up not doing a bumper.



Dwell Studios sheet  -

Crib skirt - DIY

Crib - The Babyletto Modo 3 in 1.

The chair was a great find. I looked all over for a chair that wasn't going to cost me $1000, and this one is from Babies R Us. Klaussner Lacey Glider.

Changing table -  ikea

The rug was a hard find. It was from

Beehive bookshelf -

All artwork is from different vendors on Etsy except for the "J" artwork. I made it. It is a knock off of a British designer.

Other bookshelf is from the container store.


Favorite Items

My favorite item in the room is the rug. I looked for a LONG time to find a rug that I liked that wasn't too beige since all of my contrast is white.


Saturday 17th of March 2012


Thank you TuckTuckGoose! I had a lot of fun putting the nursery together. As for the furniture, the glider is pretty decent. I looked HIGH AND LOW for a glider that was contemporary enough, had the right colors, and didn't cost over $500. There wasn't a lot out there, so when I stumbled on this glider I thought I had scored! However, it's not perfect, but it serves it's purpose. The pros are that it seems be be made pretty well. It's easy to clean, and it comes in decent colors. The cons are that it's not necessarily that "relaxing". You can't really lean your head back too well and nod off if need be. It also makes a clinking noise when I get up from it too fast, but could just be my particular glider. If I get up really slowly I can avoid the clink. The dresser is perfect for a changing table. I am 5'9, so the height works for me, but I have a friend who is shorter than I am and she has the same set up which works for her as well. I would suggest getting a changing table holder to put on top of it though because the top of the dresser is a little slippery, and a basic changing pillow would slip off if not connected well enough. It also has good drawers. We use one drawer for changing table stuff, (backup diapers, washcloths, desitin, etc...) one drawer for the current size clothes, and the bottom drawer for all linens. Good luck on getting your nursery together! hopefully we'll see you on here soon!


Friday 16th of March 2012

I just found my way to your nursery. It's so wonderful! I was actually shopping around for some of the same furniture you have, specifically the Lacey Glider and Ikea dresser. Can you let me know what you think of these items? How comfortable is the glider? How has it held up? Also, I've seen the ikea dresser used as a changing table in other nurseries, too, but it seems like it could be a little tall for this purpose? How has it worked for you? Do you still use/enjoy it as a changing table? Thank you SO much for any advice!!


Monday 9th of January 2012

Simple, clean and modern with touches of colors here and there. I like that it's not over-decorated.


Sunday 8th of January 2012

Carolyn Moore,

Thank you Carolyn! I LOVE the rug. Almost wish I had a place to put in in the rest of the house! The mobile was a present, and was purchased from a little store in Louisiana, but the brand is called BlaBla. The website is


Sunday 8th of January 2012

Sarah HK,

I actually painted it. I had to measure and tape it all off. We first painted the base coat which is the color of the rest of the walls, and then we taped the lines and painted the darker color. It took awhile, but happy with the finished product!