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The Three Cs


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!

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

Clean and contemporary with touch of traditional.

Project Details

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.

Favorite Items

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.


Monday 7th of February 2011

Melia315: I love the elephant hamper too and found three very similar versions (if not exact) on here's the link!


Wednesday 28th of April 2010

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.


Saturday 9th of January 2010

no35style says:

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!


Saturday 9th of January 2010

Juliana says:

October 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I just love these armoires! Where did you get it?


Saturday 9th of January 2010

melia315 says:

October 20, 2009 at 7:56 am  

Where did you get the hamper from. I love it.