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Lauren’s Colorful and Cheerful Dog Inspired Nursery


My husband bought me the dachshund dog print by Tad Carpenter at Flatstock/Bumbershoot in Seattle about 5 years ago. We have two sweet dogs and I envisioned using the print someday in a dog-themed nursery suitable for either a girl or a boy. Fast forward and we are expecting a baby girl this spring!

I used the dog print as the focal point for the room over the crib and planned the decor around it. The nursery is in our basement which is unfortunately narrow with a low ceiling and little natural light. I wanted it to feel bright, colorful, and cheerful without being cluttered and cheesy. I had a lot of fun mixing sentimental items, DIY projects, and Etsy finds with furniture graciously gifted by family and friends.

There is no closet in the nursery so we affixed a kitchen towel rail from Ikea to a shelf from Pottery Barn Kids to make a "closet" for our girl. It was fun picking out the special clothes to display, including some dresses I sewed and her first St. Louis Cardinals jersey.

I love everything in the room, but the crochet dachshund dog with the red beret (purchased while shopping with my best friend and her newborn in Kansas City) and the dog coat hooks (purchased from Ikea years ago on a whim) always make me smile.