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Modern Woodland


I’m very excited to reveal our baby boy’s nursery since it’s been a “labor of love” for the last month and half. We moved into our new home Christmas week when I was 32 weeks pregnant, so there wasn’t much time to decorate, but I had a vision for months. There’s nothing like the nesting instinct to bring it to life and get a room decorated ASAP!

Design Inspiration

Our goal with the nursery was to create a colorful, modern, fun and stylish space. I got inspiration from the tree wall decals, the color palette (grey, turquoise, red, and yellow), and the Chevron fabric. We didn’t follow a theme, but loved incorporating animals and woodland creatures to give it some whimsy.  I wanted a room that he could grow into, and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. It is my favorite room in the house right now and I visit it daily in anticipation of our little man’s arrival (he’s due in 9 days!).

Decorating Style

I love clean designs with pops of color.

Project Details

Crib:Oeuf Classic Crib

Wall Paint: Painted with love by his Daddy; Benjamin Moore Gray Horse

Rocker: Pottery Barn Dream Rocker with White Slipcover (; no longer available at PB)

Knit Pouf: Cb2 in color pool

Curtains and crib skirt: Handmade by his Mama (and I’m not crafty!); Fabric from

Dressers:  Ikea (recycled from our guest bedroom)

Changing pad cover:  Carousel Designs

Metal Giraffe:  Marshalls

Night Light: OXO Tot Candela Single in Yellow

Shelves:  Ikea Ribba Picture Ledges

Taxidermy Deer:  West Elm

Frames:  Ikea Ribba


Baby Giraffe and Canine Castaways both from Creative Thursday on Etsy

You are my Sunshine, O for Owl, Hoot, and Snips and Snails from Finny and Zook on Etsy

Dark Wood Owl: Hand carved by Hubby’s Grandfather in 1974 before he was born

Owl Bookends: Skip Hop Zoo (baby shower gift from brother and sis-in-law)

Teething Giraffe: Vulli Sophie the Giraffe (baby shower gift from dear friend)

Red circular rug: Old purchase (8 years ago) from Ikea

Turtle: Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light from ebay

Sheep Stuffed Toy: Cloud b Sleep Sheep (baby shower gift from dear friend)

Dog Toy: Skip Hop Hug and Hide Activity Toy (baby shower gift from dear friend)

Yellow Bear: UglyDoll Nandy Bear

Wooden Frog: Handcrafted by Grandma

Volcano Rocks and Petrified Wood: from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island where we had our Babymoon!

Crocheted Gray Blanket: Handmade by a dear friend for my baby shower


Favorite Items

The birch trees, the handmade chevron curtains and skirt, the pouf and the shelves that house the cute prints and mementos from our childhood and babymoon.


Spend some time reviewing design blogs and Project Nursery for ideas and inspiration, then make a mood board in PowerPoint to see how your vision comes together. It will help keep you focused as you look for items. Be sure to scour your local craigslist for used furniture pieces. It’s surprising how lightly used baby furniture can be….like new! Etsy is a great place for prints, decals, and handmade items. Don’t be afraid to get crafty. I’m not very crafty at all and made the curtains, crib skirt, and mobile with some short cuts (iron on hem tape = no sewing!).


Saturday 16th of June 2012

Hi Amber, I don't get on here often so sorry for the delay! Here is the link in case you still need it.


Thursday 12th of April 2012

I love the blue color you choose, all I can seem to find is a navy and turquoise in the chevron print... do you have the link to the exact fabric by chance?


Friday 24th of February 2012

Nicole, I made the pillow with the left over fabric from the curtains and skirt. I don't sew well, but found this great no-sew tutorial online at It was very easy to do. Best of luck!


Friday 24th of February 2012

I found the Family Rules canvas at T. J. Maxx and I believe Marshalls also carried it. Hope they still have them on hand.


Friday 24th of February 2012

Tasha Cune,


Tasha Cune,


Tasha Cune,

Thank you! The knit pouf has come in handy as both a foot rest and seat. I also adore the deer.