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Quinn’s Nursery


For my third baby boy I wanted to create a cool, modern nursery different from ones done for my two older boys. The inspiration came from a bird wallpaper print that I found that was great, but way too expensive. I found some amazing decals on Etsy that were actually way cooler than the wallpaper and ordered them in the color scheme I wanted (Black, White, Aqua Blue and Fern Green). We painted the back wall black to offset the decals and the other three walls aqua blue. I added fern green accents throughout the room with the rug, bedding and lighting and mirrored the bird theme on the opposite wall by having decals made for a plain white dresser I found at Ikea. Quinn's two older brothers painted some small wooden birdhouses from a craft store to line a wall shelf and then I found another large birdhouse made from recycles materials for on top of the dresser. I absolutely LOVE the custom birth announcement canvas I bought from Trendy Peas and the fabric "PLAY" letters are great too. The crib and changing table are from the Babyletto Mercer and Modo collections and the Ikea black and white lightbox provides the perfect soft lighting for middle of the night diaper changes.

Design Inspiration

I wanted something fun and modern but that didn't take itself too seriously. I found some amazing bird motif wallpaper that I fell in love with - but it would have been $500 just to do the back wall. I searched Etsy and found these great decals for less than $100 and the rest came together from there.

Decorating Style

Creative, colorful, modern

Project Details

Sherwin Williams Paints (Black and Aqua Blue)

Decal for the back wall with custom colors and custom bird decals for dresser from Etsy

Bedding from Serena and Lily (Sprout)

Babyletto Mercer Crib and Babyletto Modo Changing Table

Organic cotton changing pad cover from

Custom birth announcement canvas from

Custom fabric PLAY letters from Etsy

Birdhouses on Target shelves handpainted by Quinn's older brothers

Lighting from Target and Home Goods, lightbox panel from Ikea

White dresser from Ikea

Favorite Items

The back decal wall is hands down my favorite.


Find something really striking for an accent wall and go from there. Have fun!


Friday 7th of January 2011

Very nice.  Loving the black wall!


Friday 12th of November 2010

Four colors in the scheme!  Now that's quite difficult to pull off.  But you did great with the room. I love it!!!  It makes me want to take my shoes off and chill :)


Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Hi atticuspm!

Congrats on your baby boy, Quinn is my third and they are so much fun! :) For the decal you should send a personal message to the seller (she's great - very responsive and created the custom dresser decal for me to go with the wall in no time). Tell her you'd like to order the decal and in what colors (there is a color chart listed or you can choose one already designed). She'll then send you a custom listing which you can purchase. Good luck and so happy to be an inspiration for your room!!! 


Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

rndeluca... LOVE THIS ROOM! Today we found that we're having a baby boy! I was wondering if you could help me out... For decal on the wall... how did you order that? I went to the site and having trouble... 1st kid so everythings new to me... please help... thanks!


Sunday 31st of October 2010