We are expecting our first child (baby boy!) in July 2012 and wanted to come up with a fun, bright colored nursery that could work for either gender as well as be something that could grow with him. We didn't want something "right out of the box" from the store so we got creative and came up with this! We're very happy with how it turned out!
Our inspiration came from the crib bedding. We love bright colors (they are all over our house) and didn't want the nursery to be any exception. We utilized all the colors in the bedding to make the room bright and fun!
Our design style is a mix of some traditional as well as a mod-retro look.
Crib Bedding - Arbor Friends by notNeutral (http://www.buybuybaby.com/product.asp?SKU=200896&)
Paint - Behr - colors: Lemongrass & Japanese Fern
Crib & Changing Table - Cafe Kid - Alex Collection (http://www.cafekid.com/present/alex/)
Cube bookshelves - Target - ClosetMaid Cubicals 9 cube Organizer, Espresso (http://www.target.com/p/closetmaid-cubeicals-9-cube-organizer-espresso/-/A-11187165)
Rug - Ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shaw-Modern-Contemporary-Orange-Solid-5x8-Area-Rug-Approx-5-x-8-/261048302002?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc7b0f9b2)
Tree Decal - Little Boutique Wall Decals Tree (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3678759)
Owl Prints - Etsy - CraftedbyLindy (http://www.etsy.com/listing/81477117/owl-wall-art-animal-owl-print-home-decor?ga_search_query=owl)
White Picture Frames - Pottery Barn (http://www.potterybarn.com/products/wood-gallery-single-opening-frames/?pkey=caccessories-ledges-shelves)
Glider/Recliner - special order from Buy Buy Baby
Paper Lanterns - World Market
I really can't choose just one favorite - it might be the rug simply because orange is my favorite color. My next favorite would probably be the cute owl prints!
Mix and match! Don't feel like you have to buy everything from one specific nursery set in the store! Mix colors, make it bright, and fun!
I see you have the CafeKid Alex crib. We just got one from a friend and I am desperately searching for the instruction manual and can’t find it online at all. Do you by chance happen to have it? I would be forever grateful if you do. Thanks so much for any help you can offer.
Such a lovely quilt and tree wall decal! They are perfect with your color scheme. Not too crazy about owls as theme though.