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Navy & White Modern Nursery


I knew I didn't want a super themed, matchy-matchy nursery, so I picked out a color scheme and tried to create a clean cut, comfortable room.

Design Inspiration

I found Project Nursery, Etsy, and Pinterest to be great sources of inspiration.  I think our nursery is a mix of ideas found on those sites, pieced together!

Project Details

  1. Bedding - Pottery Barn (Harper)
  2. Curtains- Target (Grayson Grommet)
  3. Crib- Babies R Us (Baby Cache Essentials Lifetime)
  4. Dresser - Ikea (HEMNES)
  5. Navy dresser knobs - D Lawless Hardware
  6. Glider/Rocker - Babies R Us (Newco Rosie)
  7. Giraffe - Amazon (Melissa & Doug)
  8. Rocking giraffe - Amazon (Happy Trails)
  9. Changing Pad - Amazon (LA Baby)
  10. Changing pad cover - Amazon (Nautica)
  11. Floating shelves - Ikea (LACK)
  12. Navy bins - Bed Bath & Beyond
  13. Paint - Lowe's (Olympic...custom color)
  14. Animal prints (above dresser) - A Vintage Poster (wonderful website & dealer - was so accomdating and easy to work affordable for such cute custom art!)
  15. White frames for animal prints - Michael's
  16. Lamp base - Walmart
  17. Lamp Shade - Target (*added navy grosgrain ribbon accents*)
  18. Wall letters/name - Etsy (seller: Going Gaga; 12" letters in Century Gothic font)
  19. Humidifier - Target (Crane)
  20. Navy pillow (chair) - Target
  21. Clock - Target (Room Essentials)
  22. Storage Ottoman - Target (Room Essentials; recovered)
  23. Fabric to recover ottoman - Walmart
  24. Other framed prints - self-made (with inspiration from etsy)

Favorite Items

I love the pop of color and fun the giraffes bring as well as the navy knobs on the dresser. I adore the non-cutesy name letters above the crib as well!


*As my space for our nursery was small, making sure I had the right measurements and dimensions before buying and assembling the furniture was a must.  I knew that if my husband spent hours putting the crib and dresser together, it better fit (as disassembling it and returning it would be a HUGE pain!)

*In trying to stay on somewhat of a budget, I bought big ticket items (furniture, bedding, etc.) on sale and/or with extra percentage off coupons (Babies R Us, Ikea, Pottery Barn,etc.) and splurged on items I just HAD to have (the specific font name letters for example).

*If I couldn't find what I wanted (or the desired item was out of my price range), I made it myself.  It took more time, but I created and printed the framed prints, ribbon lamp/lampshade,  and also recovered the storage ottoman with the navy striped fabric.

*Register for items you want to use in your nursery - I found my registry to be the best for this (as friends bought me my beloved tall and rocking giraffes from well as my changing pad, covers, etc.).

*As both my husband and I are tall, I put a little extra thought into having a taller crib and higher dresser/changing area so we couldn't have to be bending down all the time!

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  3. avatar Jenny says:

    I have the same dresser. How big are your frames and prints above it? Trying to fill the same space. Thanks!

  4. avatar Hannah says:

    Do the two whites (crib and dresser) match?

  5. avatar Rachel Anthony says:

    I love the prints above the dresser. What sizes are they and/or what size are the frames?

  6. avatar Betsy says:

    Hi! Your nursery is beautiful! Where did you find the white frame/mat used for the animal world print above the crib? And what size is that? We are ordering the same one, but having trouble finding a frame.


  7. avatar Marisa Dombrovski says:

    As far as the dresser, does it have a shiny surface? I went to IKEA and all I saw was one with a shiny finish. But looking on their website right now they have a white one and a white stain. Just wondering which one would be matte and not shiny!

  8. avatar grsvball8 says:

    went to see if i could find them and it appears they don’t have them anymore…bummer! sorry!

  9. avatar Claudia says:

    Where did you get the navy elephant crib sheets??? I can’t find them at pbk.

  10. Very clean, elegant and classy! I love rooms like this!