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Moroccan Elephant Nursery


The idea was to create a bright Moroccan inspired nursery that played off the elephant accents. Bold patterns in the fabric combine with vintage funishings for a unique look.

Design Inspiration

The inspiration came from the vintage set of table and chairs I found at the Warrenton antique show and flea market in Texas. The Kumari Garden fabrics from Dena Designs inspired the color scheme.

Decorating Style

I love to start with some favorite vintage items then work in modern and useful pieces.

Project Details

The walls are painted in Jamaincan Aqua by Benjamin Moore. The wall decals came from byrdiegraphics on Etsy. I sewed up the crib bedding from Dena design's Kumari Garden fabric line using a tutorial from Sew4Home. The lamp shade and elephant pillow were also DIY projects. I loved scouring Ebay, Etsy, and flea markets for the elephant baskets and side table. Items like the dresser and the wall mounted elephant came from garage sales. I used Krylon's Watermelon spray paint profusely in the room's accents.

Favorite Items

The elephant table and chair set and the wicker elephant side table are the highlights of this room. I really love the way the bedding and baskets round things out as well.


Take your time and find unique pieces you love. Layering patterns and textures brings it all together.


Saturday 24th of December 2011

The colors are indeed eclectic and Moroccan. I like the color of the crib, the color of the walls, and the pops of red.

Tasha Cune

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

Oh my, I love that pink wicker elephant side table set. You're right, it is the major scene-stealer in this room. And I also like the touches of different colors and different patterns in the room.