Mom Brooke developed her own mantra while designing her baby’s nursery – the 3 C’s: Clean, Calm and Comfortable. We like to refer to this nursery design as Chic, Clutter-free and the best C of them all, Cost-Effective. Our favorite element? The cabinets that flank the sides of the crib. Now that’s Clever design!
Theme: Elephants! I was inspired by a number of blogs I visited. I took a few ideas from these blogs and then incorporated my own style and look. I tried to keep it minimal and whimsical.
Clean and contemporary with touch of traditional.
Color of walls is a soft ecru. White, grey, avocado green and shades of blue were my color pallette. Changing table is a from family that we had painted. Art, mobile and banner were all found on Etsy. Bedding is from Serena and Lily. Monogrammed Sham is Leontine Linens. Rug came from FLOR.
I love the monogrammed boudior because it adds such a personal touch. The elephant rocker “Elmer” is adorable. The tall cabinets are either side of the crib make the room. I also love the mobile because it is so delicate. The rug was a nice way to soften the room and make it cozy and I love how I could chose the exact dimensions I needed. The bassinet holding the stuff animals has been in my husbands family for three generations so it adds another personal touch to the room.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a nursery. The crib and rocking chair were both under 200.00. Adding a few nice pieces will elevate the look. And don’t feel like every spot in the room must be decorated. Calm, clean and comfortable are three words I kept repeating to myself during this process.
Melia315: I love the elephant hamper too and found three very similar versions (if not exact) on amazon.com. here’s the link! http://www.amazon.com/Rattan-Elephant-Hamper-Hx14-HONEY/dp/B0023VBXAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1297050130&sr=8-1
I can’t say I dig the shade on the changing dresser but I love the armoires flanking the crib. And thank you, someone finally puts the crib on the wall like it has a head and foot! I’ve never understood why everyone puts cribs flat up against a wall.
November 28, 2009 at 11:32 am
love this nursery…where did you get the crib and what is the name/brand of the ecru wall color? thanks!
October 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm
I just love these armoires! Where did you get it?
October 20, 2009 at 7:56 am
Where did you get the hamper from. I love it.
October 20, 2009 at 3:50 am
Love it! Great colors…the elephant hamper is adorable! I love when shabby looks so chic! Great ‘clean lines” Mission accomplished on this one…and now for a precious little one to enjoy it all! Good luck with your new baby!
October 19, 2009 at 9:30 am
Love it! It’s so serene yet eclectic with a mix of shabby chic and a splash of modern (with the starburst mirror) yet its all delicate.
Thanks for sharing!