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Owen’s Modern Safari Chic Nursery


Modern safari chic.

Design Inspiration

My son inherited this vintage Stanley furniture dresser from our guest bedroom.  We found the bedroom set at a flea market several years back and loved the quality of the furniture.  The yellow furniture had no problem assimilating into the decor of my daughter's room.  With my son it felt a little too feminine and out of place.  Choosing a grey and yellow palate helped masculinize the room while integrating the dresser into the design. Adding pops of light sky blue helped to make the design not too serious and allowed for us to get a little more creative. We completed the look by accents of white to make the design feel light hearted. From that point I began to search Etsy for unique artwork.  I found Berkley Illustration and fell in LOVE with their unique cheeky style.  Choosing the theme of safari was pretty simple once I stumbled upon the prints.  Now that the theme was set I asked myself how can I make this room more modern.  I really didn't want the theme to be boring or too traditional.  I  knew I really wanted to somehow incorporate trendy animal faux taxidermy pieces that I saw at several stores.  How to do this without the room looking too scary for my little guy was a bit of a challenge until I began to add whimsical safari animal decor and prints.  I incorporated trendy patterns to make the room feel more chic and on trend.  A thanks to all who liked my nursery on Project Nursery, Facebook and Pinterest.  It was such a fun process watching it all come together and I am humbled by the positive feedback!!!

Decorating Style



Project Details

See individual photos for further details on where items were found.

Favorite Items

My favorite items in the nursery are the rhino and antelope faux taxidermy animals and the cute cheetah, lion and meerkat animal prints.


Don't stress yourself out if your nursery isn't done before baby comes.  Your baby won't know the difference.


Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Where did you get the "dream big little one" sign?


Thursday 21st of March 2013

Love! Such a calming space. Where did you purchase the lion dresser pulls?

Barb johnson

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

I love Owen's nursery, Kelly! Saw the link on your mom's Facebook page! Barb johnson

Kelly Schwebach

Wednesday 20th of March 2013



Monday 25th of February 2013

It looks great!


Monday 25th of February 2013

I love the color of the walls, can you tell me what specific color it is and where you bought the paint? Thank you in advance.

Kelly Schwebach

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

I really love the color and plan to use it in other rooms of my house.

Kelly Schwebach

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Conventry gray by Benjamin Moore