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Luke’s Modern Turquoise Nursery


Clean Simple Contemporary Nursery on Budget

Design Inspiration

My furniture selections are a match to our nephew's nursery.  My sister-in-law has a talent for design so the major furniture pieces in Luke's room is the same as Jacks.  The color scheme inspiration was found her on Project Nursery in the Carter Room.  The color blocks painted on the wall were all colors that appealed to me. 

Decorating Style

Contemporary, clean, simple with a hint of traditional

Project Details

We painted the room a crisp almost white color (Behr paint - polar white).  The room is only 10 x 10 so we didn't want anything darker because we wanted to keep it light and airy.  The crib and dresser (like Jack's room) is from Wal-mart (Baby Mod - Park Lane).  We like the modern style but the dark brown wood tones coordinates with the darker tones in our home as well.   The set provides us with ample storage in addition to our small closet.  The crib bedding was created by TipToe Studio on Etsy.   The rug is actually two smaller rectanglular rugs purchased at Garden Ridge to create a larger one and perfect for the space.  The bookcase is from Ikea - simple and modern.  The brown lamp shade was purchased at an employee craft fair, so I love that it was handmade for only $25.  The elephant artwork was handmade by me.  The rocking chair was a great find on Craigslist for $25.  It was already white and I sewed the cushion and pillow with coordinating fabric.

Favorite Items

The elephant artwork is my favorite piece.  I searched everywhere for nursery art that incorporated the color scheme. I wanted a modern piece but wasn't willing to pay the high dollar amount for it.  So I went to the craft store, purchased scrapbook paper, modge podge and the art canvas and oila!  - custom art for Luke's nursery.  I love that it only cost me less than $35!


Keep it simple.  Baby will be blessed with so many gifts and keepsakes that will keep the room fun and interesting. 

Carson Cataliotti

Sunday 24th of April 2011

I love your colors too!!!! The elephant artwork is so fun and modern!


Wednesday 20th of April 2011

I love the colors you used!  And I can't believe that you purchased the crib and dresser at wal-mart...they look so high end.  You definitely acheived the modern/contemporary on a budget.  Great job!  I am in the process of putting my son's nursery together...finally found the crib and now just waiting for it to arrive.  My lil guy is 6 months now...thanks for the inspiration!


Wednesday 6th of April 2011

I'm really not a fan of modern graphic prints, like the print on the lamp and the elephant artwork, but overall, this room looks contemporary, simple and great.


Friday 1st of April 2011

The colors you used are so refreshing and the whites make everything look so clean. I also like your mobiles -- both the one by the crib, and the one above the changing table.