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Phoenix’s Aqua and Orange Nursery


I created an aqua and orange nursery for our baby boy, Phoenix, using modern furniture and animal decor. I can't get enough of the owl theme, so I included a lot of owls, but tried to tone it down for my hubby. Although I wish I was, I am not a do it yourselfer; instead I scoured the internet to find what I wanted. Some tidbits: I fell in love with the two tone furniture. The french and english bulldog artwork look exactly like our dogs, He-man and She-ra. The Phoenix decal above the dresser was my hubby's addition to the room. You can't see it well, but the print above the bookshelf is of San Francisco, which is close to where my husband and I lived when we first met. I copied the P in the orange frame from another project nursery profile, Vera's nursery, where she had it in yellow. Oh, and that glider is expensive, but it's the most comfortable one on the planet and it's cute.

Design Inspiration

Aqua, Orange, and Brown

Decorating Style

I like modern furniture and not so cutesy animals. I wanted a nursery that wasn't super babyish, but had fun and bright colors

Project Details

Crib and Dresser with Changing Station – Young America Two Tone Stationary Line

Bumper, Crib Sheet and Changing Cover – Serena and Lily: Ben Collection

Crib Skirt - Dwell Studio

Owl Mobile --  Custom made by Gifts Define (purchased via Etsy)

Orange Storage Bench – Urban Outfitters

Pillows:  Brown Pillow – TJ Maxx Home Goods

                Owl Pillow (white and turquoise) – Dwell Studio

                Turquoise Flower Pillow – Pier 1

                3 Owl Pillow --  Sukanart (purchased via Etsy)

Glider – Dutalier Adagio

Ottoman – Morrocan Pouf by John Derian

Tree Decal – designedDESIGNER (purchased via Etsy)

Phoenix Wall Decal – DecorDesigns (purchased via Etsy)

Zig Zag Rug – West Elm

San Francisco Print – Petite Collage

Animal Alphabet Print – Petite Collage

English and French Bulldog Prints – Mod Dog Shop (purchased via Etsy)

Owl Lamp – Shade purchased on, base from Ikea

Side Table – Ikea Hemnes Nightstand

Bookshelf and Baskets – Ikea Expedit Bookshelf

Orange Wastebasket – Ikea

Turquoise and Orange Ceramic Owls – Urban Outfitters

Lamp – Purchased at The Great Indoors 5-6 years ago

Wire ‘P’ – Pottery Barn Teen  in frame we painted (copied from Vera’s Nursery, another nursery on project nursery)

White Design + Mirror – Z Gallery

Favorite Items

the orange pouf. no wait, the owl mobile. no wait, the rug. no wait, the P. or maybe the 3 owl pillow. do i have to choose? :)


Saturday 25th of August 2012

Love this nursery! What is the paint color?  


Friday 25th of November 2011

Your design is adorable and just what I am looking for! What size are the prints from mod dog?


Monday 19th of September 2011


just wanted to say thank you for finding out the paint color! we were able to get a sample of it and the color just darker than it (fog buoy) and are going with fog buoy. there's no way we would have found this perfect color without your help :)


Monday 19th of September 2011

Where did you get the mobile?


Wednesday 14th of September 2011

Sorry it took me a while to answer! we painted the walls a few years ago and i had to go digging for the paint info. here it is!: Frazee Snug Harbor Tint Formula: D 28 / 48 B 1 Y 12 / 48 C 12 / 48