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Max and Jax’s No Monsters Allowed Nursery!


Cute monsters create a modern twist on the traditional baby blue boy's nursery using one of my husband's favorite artists and off the beaten path color scheme and theme.

Design Inspiration

My husband and I found a local artist who does these wonderful monster-themed prints and decided to incorporate them with other monster items (think Ugly Dolls, Where the Wild Things Are) into our identical twin boys' nursery. We were really set on not going with the traditional baby blue/baby animal-themed nursery as it is so far from our family's style. I loved the calming look of using gray and decided to add a pop of orange color to go with it.Ā 

Decorating Style

Modern and trendy with a touch of DIY.

Project Details

Monster artwork: Justin Hilgrove,

Crib/changing table: Dwell Studio from TargetĀ 


  • Sheets: Ollie & Lime Billie Collection, I also ordered fabric to create the cover for the chair pillow.

  • Custom Bumper/Crib Skirt: RockyTop Designs Custom Creations ( shown, we are waiting for these to come still.

Bookshelf: Ikea

Where the Wild Things Inspired Mobile: SaltyandSweet (

Baby Quilts: Handmade by Max and Jax's mom :)

Paint Colors: Gray: Metropolis (Lowes), Orange: Disney-Tiggerific

Accessories:Ā Diaper Cake created by Grandma Mary, Cobra basket purchased during our trip to India, Plunko and Babo Ugly Dolls, Booey the Bear is my husbands childhood toy, monster cup/bookends from Bed, Bath & Beyond, Orange Cloth Hamper from the Land of Nod, patterned burp clothes were handmade by me, and Orange Ottoman from Target.

Favorite Items

I really LOVE the monster prints by Justin Hillgrove, particularly the print above the crib which is entitled "Reunited" and features twin Yeti and Sasquatch. This was something that my husband really wanted for the boys which makes it even more special. Ā 

I was also pretty pleased with myself for creating the pillow cover and with my husband's paint job :)


Don't feel trapped by what is out in the stores or traditional themes. I had a really hard time finding bedding that matched our color scheme and almost switched to something easier to find. I knew I wasn't going to be happy with that so, after a long search I ended up designing my own and utilizing to have someone make my design a reality. I think Etsy is a great web site if you are looking for something more unique.Ā 

Listen to your gut. While IĀ receivedĀ several weird looks when initially telling people our color scheme/theme it turned out exactly how I imagined and think we have really created a room that will grow with the boys.

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Wednesday 30th of November 2011

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Friday 12th of November 2010

The cobras in a basket are cute and they add a bit of humor into the room. And yeah, I love the unconventional theme!


Wednesday 20th of October 2010

Very Cute! Gray is the HOT new color for nurseries! If you are in need of a custom gray & orange initial rug to anchor the space, check out


Sunday 17th of October 2010

I Love everything about this room! we have the same crib! and i'm using gray! thanks for the great inspiration to use Orange!


Friday 15th of October 2010

I would like to nominate this room as the most innovatively designed nursery for the year.  Good work girl!