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Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery


Grey and yellow nursery, cozy and inviting.  Elephants started to become a little bit of a theme after I found grey and yellow elephant artwork.

Design Inspiration

I wanted this space to be cozy, clean and well organized.  I like soft, plush things and wanted that for my baby. I started the nursery knowing I wanted to do grey and yellow for the colors since it was gender neutral and didn't know what we were having.

Decorating Style

Pottery Barn-ish, Crate and Barrel, modern - comfortable, clean, not too cluttered.  I wouldn't say I am very creative, but I will see something in a magazine, website or Pinterest and try to create something similar. Oh yeah, I love Etsy as you will see it is where I found many unique things!

Project Details

Furniture - Baby's Dream Legendary Collection -

Chair - Best Chairs, it reclines, rocks and swivels

Rug - Urban Outfitters (no longer available online)

Bedding/Changing Pad Cover - Etsy- Fingers and Toes Shop -

Mobile - Etsy -Kimono Cards Shop

Floor Lamp - Target (no longer available)

Art above Crib - Zulilly.  The middle framed piece is a prayer that I created in Microsoft Word

Art Over Chair - Etsy -

Words by chair - Cardboard words from Hobby Lobby spray painted white

Bookshelf - Target

Curtins - World Market

Elephant Hamper - Gift from baby shower (they are available online)

Mirror over Changing Table - Marshalls

All art frames are picture frames from JoAnne Fabrics (I also purchased the matting there) and framed myself

Paint - Sherwinn WIlliams Ellie Grey

Closet Shelving - Shelving from Ikea, baskets are from a craft store and I made the little signs myself with pre-cut wood pieces from the cart store and some craft paint.

Favorite Items

Elephant Hamper, it fits so perfectly in the room and adds a little bit of whimsy.  I also love how all of the art turned out, it was all inexpensive but with frames and matting it looks great.  The rug also adds a bit of "fun" to the room.


Start working on your nursery EARLY! I do believe you have to invest in certain things to come out with a "high-end" look, for me that was the furniture.  The accessories were where I saved.. I would shop at Marshalls, and Target frequently just to see what they had, and as you can see I came away with some pretty good finds.  I purchased things when I found them over a span of months rather than buying everything at one time.  Go with your "gut" it will often be right and look great when it all comes together.


Thursday 29th of November 2012

Hi there! Also wondering what fabric you used for the best chairs recliner? Has it held up? Thanks!


Thursday 30th of August 2012

Hello! Very cute. I was on here browsing and found your room. Thanks so much for the link to my shop. I am glad I could help make your room complete. If you don't mind I would like to borrow your images for my clients to see. THanks again!  


Wednesday 15th of August 2012

Very simple, clean, crisp, and elegant room. I think pompoms are overused decorative items, but your pompom mobile is really cute.


Wednesday 8th of August 2012

Great nursery! What fabric did you use for the recliner? I am also getting a Best chair and love the fabric you chose. Thanks!