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Zoë’s Grey and Green Modern Nursery


We wanted a nursery that wasn't too girly, but would provide a fun and peaceful place for our little girl to grow up in. With custom prints and bedding, we were able to a put together a room that wasn't locked into one specific theme but went with our creative style.  

Design Inspiration

We started by painting the room a dark grey, and then building on a grey/green color combination as found in the zig zag rug. My husband refinished the vintage dresser from a French country antique white to a changing table and dresser that was bold, colorful and provided a functional centerpiece for the room.

Decorating Style

Functional, Bold, Colorful, Modern

Project Details

Crib Area
Lauren Crib By Graco
Crib Bumper Custom Design from Etsy
Polka Dot Crib Sheet by Serena & Lily
Ruffled Crib Skirt by Baby and Child
Mobiles by BlaBla

Seating Area
Pottery Barn Kids Comfort Small Round Arm Glider

Pouf Ottoman by CB2
Side Table by Nadeau
Shelves : Custom by Dad : Plans found here
Metal Letters by anthropologie

Dresser and Changing Table Area
Vintage Dresser found at a local store, painted and repurposed : Custom Color By Benjamin Moore
Artwork, originals done by Dad and Printed, Inspiration from Etsy

Other Information
Zig Zag Rug by West Elm
Custom Closet and Storage Solutions by Elfa
Custom Bookselves built by Dad, Insipred by Pottery Barn Kids
Picture Frames by Target
Dresser Knobs by Hobby Lobby
Room Color is Sherwin Williams Proper Gray SW6003

Favorite Items

Some of my favorite pieces in the nursery include the artwork for the gallery wall and the custom furniture pieces designed by my husband- from the bookshelves to the re-purposed vintage dresser. Not only did it save us some money, but it's nice to sit in a room that includes such a creative touch from Zoë's dad. 

I also love the BlaBla dream rings above the crib. They offer a different look from the traditional mobile, but still provide interest to our baby as she falls asleep in her crib. 


Through Project Nursery, Pinterest and Etsy, we were able to find some fun design inspiration for the nursery and create a tailored space that was perfect for little Zoë. 

For more modern and unique accessories, we also recommend checking into places that aren't typical baby stores- like Anthropologie, CB2 or West Elm.


Thursday 29th of January 2015

How many coats did you use? I used the same color (2coats) and it looks a little lilac to me. I love how it looks in your picture.

Erica dlg

Friday 13th of July 2012

You don't happen to know the paint color # of the dresser do you??


Thursday 12th of July 2012

Where did you get the wall art inside the frames?


Monday 30th of April 2012


Find a good paint store locally, Ben Moore is great and take them a large sample of the color you want and they can match it. It took them about half a day but our local store was able to match a sample from a piece of wood we brought in. I hope this helps.


Monday 30th of April 2012

Love it! I am creating something similar for a little boy's room, and love the green dresser. What green did you use? I can' t quite seem to find the right one.