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Navy, Yellow and Gray Boy’s Nursery


This Orange County client asked for a nursery for her little boy that was simple, modern and colorful.

Design Inspiration

The little boy who lives here loves to play with cars, trains and airplanes, so we made sure to incorporate those themes in the artwork throughout the space. A few well-placed toys add sophistication.

Decorating Style

This nursery is modern and contemporary, but the crib, changing table and glider are fairly traditional, so it's got a bit of everything!


Project Details

We decided on a color palette of cobalt blue, canary yellow, white and dove gray; after that, things started to fall into place. A dark wood sleigh crib and an elegant rocking chair from Restoration Hardware are showcased against soft gray walls. A bold cobalt stripe behind the crib creates height and an element of surprise. We finished off the design with modern textiles—we found a wonderful set of gray and white chevron crib bedding with yellow accents.

Favorite Items

One of our favorite elements of this nursery is the wood starbursts over the crib—with one white and one yellow, they help pull together the whole space.


When choosing bold colors like navy or yellow, don't go overboard and paint the whole room those colors.  Keep the basics neutral and use the bolder colors as highlights and accents.


Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Hi there. Love this nursery. Where can I get the sunbursts from please?? Thank you. Saffy

Jasmine C.

Friday 11th of May 2012

So wood starbursts are what they're called. I was wondering what they really were and whether they're wall decals. You are very correct about these starbursts puling the whole space together. Very nice modern-style nursery, by the way!