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Urban’s Urban Playground


I wanted Urban's room to be a fun place for him to play.  It was important for his room to be able to grow with him through developmentally appropriate areas that had purpose and could be easily adjusted to fit his needs.

Design Inspiration

It started with colors I loved.  When I was pregnant with Urban it was like I had just discovered the color Orange!  I new I wanted orange to play a big role in the room and decided to use it as an accent color so it would pop off the blue and gray walls.  I had the idea of a paper airplane mobile with the colors I liked and the rest of the details really developed from there.

Decorating Style

I like combining different styles of design.  Anything fun and playful, not too serious is what I normally gravitate to.  I'm always looking for ways to make common objects cool and interesting.  DIY projects are always a friend of mine!

Project Details

I knew I wanted to have gray walls and then I thought breaking it up with a light teal might add some airiness to the room.  I wanted a new twist on the chair rail so I chose a flat board and it made it a little more modern.  The bed/crib is a Carters brand.  The brown zebra rug and the yellow wire plane are from pottery barn kids outlet.  We got the cowhide rug in the reading corner at the San Antonio Rodeo.  I made the mobile myself with 2 pieces of different patterned scrapbook paper and just folded  them into paper airplanes.  (My brother used to fold a lot of airplanes so I've had some practice!) :) The climber is called the "dayspring snuggle corner climber" and can be found on a few different sites.  I'd just google it and find the best price.  The corner mirrors can also be found on multiple sites like and  The bold striped curtains, which I love are, believe it or not, from walmart:  A steal for sure!  The decals in the climber corner are from the Land of Nod:

Favorite Items

My favorite item would have to be the climber corner with the city wall decals. I love how it turned out and my son LOVES it.  It took a bit of planning when deciding exactly how to arrange the buildings, but well worth it!  He has played on it since he was an infant and I'm sure will play on it for years to come!


Don't think you have to spend a lot to find really great pieces and when you do splurge make sure it is on items that will grow with your child.  Google is your friend and when you can't find something think of a way to make it or DIY.  You might be surprised what you are capable of!


Tuesday 6th of September 2011

Thanks guys!


Monday 5th of September 2011

Wow. I have a crush on the crib/bed! And my favorite is the climb corner with the colorful city buildings wall decals. And hey, that blue cow is cute!


Saturday 3rd of September 2011

Beautiful room! what a great idea to include so many of the baby's favorite toys and the low lying shelves! I will have to take note and remember this!


Saturday 3rd of September 2011

This is the most awesome baby boy room I have seen to date. I am so over the navy, brown and red. This is fantastic!!!