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Pink & Orange Giraffe Nursery


A fun, fresh, graphic giraffe-themed nursery for a darling daughter.

Design Inspiration

We were inspired by the vibrant pumpkin color already in the room, a fun print of an artistic interpretation of the giraffes from Disneyland's "it's a small world," and some fabulous fabric from Scarlet Fig on The rest of the giraffe theme evolved organically from there.

Decorating Style

Traditional with a modern, graphic flair.

Project Details

I used Adobe Illustrator to create a giraffe spot template, then cut out spots from sheets of Friskit and applied individually to the walls before painting top half a light peach to compliment the vibrant orange we had in the room's previous life as our office.

Handmade china ball/tissue pom fixture, giraffe cross-stitch, silhouette, monogram, and knuffle bunny. Paris art frame from Target. Fabulous "it's a small world" giraffes print by Jimmy Pickering (

Crib & dresser/changing table from (

Curtain & pillow fabric from Scarlet Fig on (

Favorite Items

I love the giraffe print wall border, and so does baby! The high-contrast is perfect, and the distance from the changing table to the wall was perfect for her newborn eyes to focus on. 

The knuffle bunny was hand-made by my oldest friend, I absolutely treasure it. The mama & baby giraffe cross-stitch my mother made is very special. Two of my best friends framed photos of myself and my husband as babies with a sweet little girl's silhouette between us for our baby shower. My husband picked out the letters for her name, choosing just the right font, height & thickness, and then hand-painted them a bright pink. 


I looked at ALL the crib bedding available, trying to find something to base my nursery design on - there is such a lack of simple, graphic design in baby bedding, especially in bright colors like orange and hot pink (forget about finding that combo together). Eventually, I found wonderful fabric and decided to make the curtains and pillows stand out and found subtle crib sheets to compliment the overall design. 

Create your vision with things you can customize (paint, frames, artwork), and use store bought pieces like bedding to compliment!


Sunday 4th of September 2011

Very nice touch! I love your creativity from one artist to another.


Friday 22nd of October 2010

Cute, fun and unique!


Thursday 23rd of September 2010

Such a unique room.  I am a fan of your color scheme, and I look forward to doing something like this!


Thursday 23rd of September 2010

Such a unique room.  I am a fan of your color scheme, and I look forward to doing something like this!


Sunday 29th of August 2010

It looks like you put in a lot of work into this nursery, and I salute you for your patience and creativity.  I share you lament that there seems to be a shortage of simple yet beautiful designs available out there and we really have to rely on our own talents to make rooms like this work.