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Sweet Dreams, Baby Patrick


The Ralph Lauren Seagrass wallpaper and sage green walls really set the scene for my sophisticated safari nursery.  I had lots of fun incorporating all the animals in different ways: A Rhino puzzle, life-sized baby giraffe, zebra rocking horse, elephant mobile, monkey jack-in-the-box, animal books and paintings of course. The green shaggy rug resembles the African plains and the white porcelin elephant hooks with the binoculars and vintage safari hat add detail to the theme. The linen chair, mercury glass lamp and Johnathan Adler Morocan pouf to be used as an ottoman were items I already had, but thought they went perfect in the room!  I was super excited about my antiqued pine dresser, matching nightstand and whip-stiched burlap drum pendant that hangs from a thick rope... very "Indiana Jones-ish". The custom bedding with blue and grey Chevron contrast a swirly masculine paisley with pops of aqua, gray and white. And no nursery these days is complete without some bunting. Pulled all the colors used in the room and had one custom made for the wall.

Design Inspiration

My love for animals and deep desire to get myself off to Africa one day was my first inspiration. The lion and monkey paintings with the soft sage green and blue-grays started it all! And I knew I wanted to incorporate chevron...chevron, so hot right now!

Decorating Style

I try to be as creative as possible.  Sophisticated without losing the fun in it. In one word...Anthropologie.

Project Details

So the elephant mobile and pillow with initial made out of buttons, I got from Etsy.  Bedding and matching diaper changing pad I ordered custom through (aaamzing site!).  Vintage Sweet Dreams Patrick' sign, and lion  and monkey paintings I ordered off Rosenberry Rooms (another amaaaaing site!). Dresser, nightstand and ceiling light all from Restoration Hardware Baby. Bookshelves are Ikea spice racks sprayed white. The vintage aqua and green map is actually a piece of wrapping paper from The Paper Source (only $4!).

Favorite Items

Too hard to decide.  Love my life-sized giraffe and my elephant mobile with buttons on the ears.


Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

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