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Sammy’s Woodland Sanctuary Nursery


This woodland sanctuary nursery is my love letter to my son. It was thoughtfully curated. The entire project took quite some time. I wanted each piece to come into our collection organically. I wanted something calming and with a feel of the wilderness.

Design Inspiration

Nature, Owls, Foxes, Classic little boy fun, and trees. Just everything classic about growing up in America and enjoying the outdoors.

Decorating Style

Eclectic. Hodgepodge. Anything and Everything that I can re purpose or do myself.

Project Details

Crib: IKEA

Dresser: Hand-me-down

Loveseat: Thrifted

Pillows: DIY

Chair: IKEA

Ottoman: DIY

Book Shelves: Lowes Planters

Shelving: IKEA

Art: Etsy (comment for links)

Clock: Modern Mouse

Mirror: Target

Moose: Modern Mouse

Owl Nightlight: HomeGoods

Curtains: IKEA

Bedding: Land of Nod

Mobile: DIY

Mural: Handpainted

Roman Shades: Lowes

Paint: Dover Grey Valspar VOC Free

Favorite Items

It would be hard to choose at this point! The Owl nightlight is a fave. I saw a similar one at LON but didn't want to pay quite that much. I happened on a dupe in Homegoods and basically did cartwheels home. The book shelves. I saw something cool and wanted to replicate it but could not find the exact planters at Lowes. I found this and it made the room and gave me the inspiration for the dark wood roman shades. It just grounded everything. The Land of Nod bedding. I adore it. My sister in law who is an amazing artist painted the mural behind the bed and has been something I love having my son wake up to each morning.


Be careful with a theme. Make it a large open theme with room to breathe. Take your time and love every single piece. This room took a while but nothing in it is a compromise. Be open minded and let yourself have time to really think about a choice. Don't be afraid to make a decision because everything can be changed.

Mommy Dev

Wednesday 3rd of September 2014

I must have the book shelves! I cannot find on lowes website:( Please HELP!

Andrea Schaaf

Thursday 4th of September 2014

I don't know that they carry them online. I would go into the store- I found them with all of the other planters- right outside of the garden/flower section. You might also give the craft stores a check. They may have something similar. Thanks!