Luke’s Nursery

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My husband and I created this gender neutral nursery when we started the adoption process. We had no idea when we would be matched or if we would be getting a boy or a girl, so we had to be prepared for any scenario. We used a painting of a sparrow for our inspiration.

Design Inspiration

I purchased a painting of a sparrow from an art auction.

Decorating Style

I love anything by Jonathan Adler. I even named my son after him (Luke Adler). 

Project Details

I cut birch trees out of white contact paper to create two accent walls (instead of purchasing wallpaper or stencils). I made a mobile out of tin birds I found at Hobby Lobby and sticks I found in my yard. I purchased a rug at Nebraska Furniture Mart and selected the blue paint color to match the blue in the rug. I bought a double-dresser at IKEA to function as the changing table.  The crib was a splurge (by oeuf). I created the artwork over the crib by cutting bird silhouettes out of craft paper. And I covered paper mache letters in fabric to spell our son's name. 

Favorite Items

My friends at Hallmark made five amazing birds out of felt and created a mobile for Luke. It hangs over his changing table and he LOVES it. It was made with so much love and it's just precious.


I didn't shop for anything in a traditional baby store. I wanted the room to be modern, sophisticated, and timeless.


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    This room is just lovely.  You said you didn’t go to a traditional baby store, which really made it all the more amazing because this doesn’t look like an adult’s room just converted to house a baby.  In fact, it’s one of the loveliest nurseries I’ve seen, and thoroughly unique!

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    Thank you so much!  I ordered the hanging book shelves from Land of Nod. They’re called “Bin There Done That”. Lots of colors and styles to pick from. 

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    I love, love, love your nursery; it is gorgeous! The Jayhawk book and the W pillow are fantastic. Jonathan Adler?

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    I love what you did with this room.  But I think it’s the accents that made this really standout.  Can you teach us or at least provide us with the stencil you used for the sparrows?  My favorites in this room are those that you made yourself :)

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    Is that the Lullaby Glider from Target? If so, is it comfy? The yellow one would be perfect for our nursery, but I am nervous about ordering a chair I have never sat in. Thanks!

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    Is that the Lullaby Glider from Target? If so, is it comfy? The yellow one would be perfect for our nursery, but I am nervous about ordering a chair I have never sat in. Thanks!

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    It looks fabulous!  Great job creating a modern, whimsical room that your son will not out grow.  Can I ask where you bought those soft blocks?  They are exactly what I’m looking for!

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    I love this rug!  We represent this line in our showroom and if you look really close, the damask pattern is made from little animals…great sophisticated style, with the whimsy a child’s room needs.  This rug is available at and comes in two colors!

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    Love this nursery! Fabulous job! Would you mind sharing the paint color? I have purchased 5 paints samples already and none of them is what I am looking for. 

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