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Scout’s Modern Explorer Nursery


A modern explorer nursery for our second son, Scout. His name, to us, represents an "explorer", "outdoorsman", and "adventurer. So, we wanted a room that not only has those elements but also that was bright, with a mix of modern and sophisticated elements.

Design Inspiration

Our inspiration came from his name, a little explorer that loves adventure. But we also wanted something that was masculine and sophisticated.

Decorating Style

Mixing modern and vintage elements with graphic patterns.

Project Details

Olympus Gray Wallpaper: Graham & Brown

Wallpaper Application: Covergirl Wallcoverings, Springfield, MO

Wall Color: Valspar “Can’t Miss Lime” (6011-10)

Vintage 1940’s Dresser: Impulse 1672 Antiques & Vintage, Springfield MO, 417-891-9999

Crib: Babyletto Modo 3-in-1 convertible (original color was espresso)

Gray Crib paint: Lullaby Baby Safe Paints

Antique Farmhouse Nightstand: Prodigal Pieces on Etsy

Oversized Rocker: Walmart online

Mirror: Kirkland’s

Lamp: Target

Shag Accent Rug: Target

Big “S”: Impulse 1672 Antiques & Vintage, Springfield MO, 417-891-9999

Deer Head: Z Gallerie

Custom Wood “Scout” Sign: Pixels & Wood on Etsy

Artwork above Crib: Hobby Lobby

Gray Foggy Day Crib Sheet: Target

Rocker Pillow: Marshall’s

Favorite Items

I love the geometric wallpaper accent wall and also the custom "Scout" sign inspired by the logo for the International Scout off-road vehicle.


Don't let budget get in your way. We found what we wanted and then if it was out of our price range, we researched comparable options that were more economical. Etsy is a great tool as well as antique stores. We also repurposed items to keep our budget down.