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Soothing Blue and Green Nursery


A nursery for a boy (but also suitable for a girl) in soothing tones of blue and green using a mix of woods and vintage/new items.

Design Inspiration

The cribskirt colors, which you cannot even see until the mattress is lowered!  I loved the blue skirt with the green and white stripes, and felt like it was the perfect palette for the room.  The elephants (not a theme per se) just kind of made their way into the room!

Decorating Style

Vintage, shabby chic, slightly romantic

Project Details

Paint: Benjamin Moore Aura in Calming Aloe

Art: Etsy, eeboo

Bedding: Pottery Barn Kids

Favorite Items

The elephant lamp (got it for a steal!), the vintage globe (still has the USSR on it!), the glider and the etsy artwork


Use the PN galleries for help!  I got a lot of ideas from here.  Also, ebay and etsy are your best friends.  I got the PBK bumper and the rug, as well as the green lamp from ebay for a fraction of the price, and the etsy artwork was very affordable.  Also, don't be afraid to repurpose.  The crib and changing table were my daughter's and the white dresser was pretty banged up, but improved dramatically with new knobs.


Thursday 19th of August 2010

I agree with you that you should not be afraid to repurpose.  There are a lot of things that may be used in ways that we haven't even imagined, yet it looks great.  This room, by the way, is proof of that!


Wednesday 18th of August 2010

DEJ:  The print is from etsy, Le Papier Studio.  I had her custom do a little boy with a baseball bat print because my husband insisted on SOMETHING sports themed ;)


ekunkel: THanks, the glider is from Buy Buy Baby, it is by Best Chair, I believe.


Monday 16th of August 2010

Lovely and inspired.  I love that elephant lamp too :)  I sure wish I could find something like that in the yard sales that we have around here!


Monday 16th of August 2010

I love the color combination, what kind of glider chair is that?


Sunday 15th of August 2010

I LOVE the name print above the crib and have been searching for it for my own Jack's nursery.  Do you remember where you found it?