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Navy and Orange – Boy’s Modern Woodland Nursery


As soon I we found out we were expecting, I was so excited to design and make a woodland nursery for our little man!  We love the Orange and Navy combo for good reason - We are Auburn fans.  Baby L's dad (aka hubby) played basketball there back in the good 'ol days.

I love foxes, raccoons, and woodland creatures, and they are so easy to make cute for a baby, but still modern and fun for the adults using the room.

Design Inspiration

There are so many wonderful nurseries with gray walls, it's so neutral and lets everything else in the design pop.

Decorating Style

I love water and am naturally drawn to blues.  My husband is the modern influence, he loves clean lines!  We both love the outdoors.  Once our tastes ran together we ended up with the modern, rustic space. We wanted something that would be suitable for L to use for a long time.

Project Details

Upholstered Daybed - DIY

Bird Mobile - DIY

Spice Rack Bookshelves - DIY

Favorite Items

I love the watercolor prints that I collected from Etsy.  I spoke to all the artists via Etsy convo and they were all so sweet and excited to share their art with me!  There are 3 artists, from Italy, United Kingdom, and here is the US.

We love the upholstered daybed.  Now that Baby L is ONE, I can honestly say we've had our share of nights spent sleeping in whenever a particularly bad night came along...  It's also super functional for guests.  When his big sister visits from college she loves sleeping in here with her little bro.

The ikea Hemnes dresser has been the perfect height and so durable!   The drawers slide easily and are organized thanks to the drawers sets Ikea also sells.

We love the alphabet poster. Great for talking about during diaper changes ; )

L's favorite is the bird mobile.  He just lights up whenever we reach up and pet one of the birdies.  Some of his first giggles came that way, looking up at the birds dance from our touch.




There are exactly 7 million shades of Orange!  It was hard to let the oranges vary a little bit around the room.  And nothing is the same color orange is person as it is online.  So when you live in smalltown USA without even a HomeGoods nearby, it can be hard to find the right Orange to use across your space.

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  3. avatar Monica Leao says:

    I simply loved the bird mobile! Where did you get the birds from?
    Thanks in advance!

  4. avatar Jamie says:

    Where is the bird mobile from?!

  5. avatar Amanda says:

    Where did you find the crib? I love it

  6. avatar Styleywalls says:

    Thank you very much for sharing our wall decals too :)

  7. avatar martha says:

    I can’t find a navy antler chandelier anywhere! Where on ETSY did you find it?


  8. avatar Suz says:

    Where is the crib from?

  9. avatar Amy says:

    What is the paint color? I love it!

  10. avatar Ali says:

    Hi! I love the alphabet poster. Where is it from?

  11. avatar Tenley says:

    I was wondering about the mobile as well, I love it and its exactly what I wanted for my sons nursery!

  12. avatar Jen says:

    I LOVE the bird mobile. I get an error when I click on the link for it.
    Do you have any info or instructions on how to make it or where to get it?

  13. avatar Chelsea says:

    I’m curious what you used to attach the branches of the mobile together and how you attached the birds to the branches. I’m making a similar mobile for my cousin’s little girl. Thanks in advance!

  14. avatar Rosie says:

    I love this nursery! Any advise on how to find those beautiful birds for the DIY mobile? I’m not very crafty and can’t seem to find birds like the ones you used/created (all I find is real looking birds… not fit for the baby nursery style!).

    I would love any help, and congrats on the nursery its beautiful!

  15. avatar SimplySalvage says:

    Hi Katie!

    The rug is from So glad I could inspire your nursery!

  16. avatar Katie says:

    Where did you all find the rug? We are using your nursery as inspiration and have only been able to find it in a few stores.


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  19. avatar Lindsey @ Simply Salvage says:

    Believe it or not the lamp has been there from the time he was 6months – A year. As soon as he was heavy enough to keep the changing pad from sliding. We’ve got a shorty though, so another few months and it may be moving again ;)

  20. avatar Susan Windsor says:

    What a fun room! Thank you for including a couple of my prints. They look adorable in the setup you created. :)

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  22. avatar Christine says:

    This is a fun and beautiful room. Though i bet that lamp didnt stay on the changing table for long ;)

  23. avatar Carol O says:

    This is very nice! I love the open feel and the fact that this still looks like more than just a nursery. It is a beautiful room!

  24. avatar MadamJacques says:

    Great Job! This is the perfect nursery for a little boy.