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Luke Danger’s Nursery


Our baby boy's room. I didn't plan on a theme, but an animal theme kind of emerged. I went more for complimenting styles and colors.

Design Inspiration

I wanted it to be as boy as possible without being based on a theme or to babyish.

Decorating Style

Vintage Modern. We love clean lines and the simplicity of modern but I love to add character with color and vintage items that tell a story.

Project Details

The biggest challenge of this project was painting the stripes at 7 months pregnant. :) It was a labor of love and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I started with the color pallete and crib and worked my way from there. I made the pipe shelving unit after seeing something similar online, I made all the crib bedding and the slipcover and pillow for the chair. The only thing that was purchased new was his crib and all the other stuff was thrifted, made, or we already had. I love thrifting and finding things I can reinvent like the vintage dresser that I stripped and painted. I also bargain shop, which is how I found the rug at a local Crate and Barrel outlet. I feel like things don't have to cost a lot to look great. Also from experience with this project and a lot of my client projects I know it is better to wait for what is perfect than settle for something you only kind of like.

Favorite Items

I can't say I have a favorite item, but I wouldn't be able to give up anything in the room either. :)


Do what you love! Look for inspiration and turn it into something that reflects you. I love looking at all the beautiful rooms online but in the grand scheme of things I do what makes me happy even if nobody else likes it. It's my house and I have to live there. This is what I always tell my clients.


Monday 22nd of August 2011

I too did horizontal striping (grey/white), but only on three of the walls, with one orange wall. I love the use of that niche where you placed the crib...nice little "cave" for sleeping babe :)


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

The stripes are love love!!  Would you mind sharing the brand and color of paint you used?  Thanks!


Tuesday 29th of March 2011

Love the cardboard rhino...where is it from?


Wednesday 16th of March 2011

I think your work on the stripes really paid off, they are NICE.  I love how you've put the lighting behind the chair, making it seen only if you look at the wall.  Where did you get all the wooden animals, they are quite lovely


Monday 14th of March 2011

Thank you so much!

rsalig: I got the fabrics from Joann fabrics and fabricworm on etsy.