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Rustic Alaska Inspired Nursery


This is our son's Haines's Alaska-Inspired Nursery. Complete with details that highlight the great state as well as a few DIY touches that my husband and I worked on to help realize our vision of a cozy cottage in the mountains.

Design Inspiration

We went with a masculine rustic theme with this nursery. After living in Alaska for 4 years, we fell in love with the people and the beautiful state. I think it would be safe to say that my husband is and always will be "obsessed" with Alaska. The day we moved was a sad sad day for him, so I thought a rustic Alaska-Inspired nursery for his baby boy would go over well to say the least.

Decorating Style

I would describe my decorating style as "sophisticated whimsy". When it comes to kids spaces, I like to think outside the box and work with accent items that I would use to decorate in the rest of my home, then add touch of whimsical baby/kid friendly accents throughout. This helps keep a cohesive look without the room becoming too overwhelming.

Project Details

Wood Wall - DIY

Antlers - From husband's stash

Metal Letters - DIY (My husband cut using a water jet)

Leather Wingback Rocker - Husband and I DIY

Shelves behind Rocker - DIY from left over wood from wood wall

Wooden Book Shelves - DIY from left over wood from wood wall

Changing Table - Purchased from a local store while in Anchorage Alaska

Wooden Mountain Shelf Sign - DIY



Favorite Items

The Wood Wall - I new I wanted a wood treatment, however, I wanted something different and the stripes made for a unique display.


If you have a theme in mind for a baby/kids space, don't be afraid to add accent pieces that are "adult" for lack of a better word. It will make for easier tradition down the road and it will give the space a sophisticated feel.

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  1. avatar Gabrielle says:

    Please let me know where I can purchase the curtains shown in this nursery. Thank you!

  2. avatar Casey Ray says:

    Where did you get the cardboard animal heads?

  3. avatar Laurin says:

    I also fell in love with these curtains and can’t find anything similar that I love near as much. Can you share where you got them?

  4. avatar Margie says:

    I have absolutely feel in love with these curtains… Could you tell me what store you got them from please?

  5. avatar Jen P. says:

    Hi! Where did you get the crib and changing table? I live in Anchorage and LOVE those!

  6. avatar Sarah says:

    I’m guessing you don’t check your posts anymore… :o(

  7. avatar Nicole says:

    Where did you get the pinecones for the corner shelves? I have looked everywhere but not having any luck!

  8. avatar Ashley Tucker says:

    What color stain did you use on the wood for the wall?

  9. avatar Raini says:

    Where are the curtains from?

  10. avatar Andrea says:

    Where did you get the deer head/initial pillow? I’ve been looking at Etsy, but can’t find something similar. Thanks!

  11. avatar Sarah says:

    Love all of it! Where did you get the animal head cut-outs? (I hope you know what I’m saying, I can’t think of another way to explain them!) :-D

  12. avatar Kathy says:

    Where did you get the curtains?

  13. avatar Ashley Shumpert says:

    Can you tell me what the straight wall mount is called that you used to hang the lanterns or where you got them? Also, about how big around is the jute rope that you hung them with? Thanks!

  14. avatar Kelly says:

    Thanks Melissa! It’s beautiful!

  15. avatar Melissa@FOB says:

    Hi Kelly! The wall color is from Valspar – Beguile 5002-2A

  16. avatar Kelly says:

    What is that wall color, if you don’t mind sharing?