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A Tribal Nursery Awaits a Baby Boy or Baby Girl


For our first we decided to keep the gender a surprise and in t-minus 16 days we will find out if we will be blessed with a baby boy or girl.  Starting with a clean slate for the nursery can be both exciting and overwhelming, which direction to go.  We knew we wanted to keep the room neutral, but will a splash of color that would be suitable for both boy and girl which is why our main colors are grey, aqua and coral.  Overall our goal was to create a nursery that was inviting and cozy enough that even grandma and grandpa would want to take a nap in the room.

Design Inspiration

Knowing that the nursery would need to be gender neutral I stumbled across this colorful and cozy rug with a tribal twist and it was perfect.  The colors were spot on and I loved that this rug would carry through our adventurous tribal theme that our new one will bring.

Decorating Style

Our decorating style is contemporary, clean, inviting and cozy.  Our goal is for the room to feel welcoming and comfortable enough that you want to spend the afternoon hanging out, but clean enough that it does not feel overly complicated.  I also love the idea that this tribal theme could easily transition to a toddler's room without any major purchases.

Project Details

Child Craft SOHO 4-in1 Convertible Crib - BuyBuy Baby

Wooden Cage Pendant - Pottery Barn Kids

Chenille Jute Border Rug in Aqua - Pottery Barn Kids

Tribal Jenni Kayne rug 5x7 - Pottery Barn Kids

Jenni Kayne mini decorative pillow - Pottery Barn Kids

High Plains Organic Changing Pad - Land of Nod

High Plains Organic Baby Quilt - Land of Nod

Flared Table Lamp - Land of Nod

Aqua Herringbone Woven Basket - Land of Nod

Fresh Linen Curtains (Natural) - Land of Nod

Animal Hamper - Amazon

White Ladder - Lazy Boy Furniture store

Love Stroller Blanket - Gray - Pottery Barn Kids

St Tropez Stroller Blanket - Aqua - Pottery Barn Kids

Gray Arrow Crib sheet - Carousel Designs

Animal swings - DIY

LOVE wall decal - Etsy

Barn door - Custom made

3 tribal prints - Etsy

Paint colors - Sherwin Williams

Elephant Plush Play Mat - Pottery Barn Kids

Favorite Items

It's hard to pick just one item as we received several hand-knitted items that we love.  The rope basket that holds some toys, a grey and white striped stroller blanket and a cream and grey hat were all made by hand and will lots of love.


Don't get too caught up in everything matching, but instead pick things you love regardless of color or theme.  Also, paint is your friend.  Find a lamp or frame that you love but that doesn't fit your color scheme; grab a can a paint and transform it in a matter of minutes.


Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Hello I would like to know where the yellow white monkey on the swing is from?! Thanks