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Luke’s Nursery


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.


Saturday 5th of November 2011

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Monday 21st of February 2011

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. 


Friday 18th of February 2011

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!


Saturday 1st of January 2011

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!


Wednesday 29th of December 2010

That crib is lovely :)  And so are those stuffed toys... where'd you get them?