Monday, July 26, 2010

Harrison's Crazy Jungle Nursery

Here are the rest of the photos of the spunky nursery with no fear of color. The mother Lori wanted an energetic, playful, and stimulating nursery for her new son Harrison. I think she definitely accomplished this goal. There are so many wonderful things to look at and colors to take in. Please read below for a run down on how she designed the room and for details on her sources.

What was the inspiration for your nursery?
Really, in my mind I started with a blank slate but wanted to use either turquoise and red or turquoise and orange. I finally narrowed in down to turquoise and orange, painted three walls grey, one wall orange, and painted the closet doors and built-in bookshelf turquoise...before I found anything or even had a theme. I planned on finding some bedding with a lot of turquoise to go against the orange wall. Then, most of the inspiration came from the first piece I purchased (see #2).

2. What was the first piece that you purchased for the room?
We found the beach party canvas artwork and I got the largest size because it was really funky (it has crazy, silly jungle animals in and around a cabana on the beach and in the ocean). It was bright, had all the colors, and I knew that it would be fun to work around. Once I got that, it had zebras, giraffes, elephants, etc., so that kind of became the theme of the room...a crazy jungle. Then I got to incorporate some zebra prints into the orange and turquoise with the curtains and crib bedding...and I found the fabulous paper mache animals from Anthropologie to put up on the opposite wall.

(notice anything adorable sleeping in these bookshelves?)

3. What is your favorite aspect of the room?
Since he came home, Harrison absolutely loves to stare, play and laugh at the animals on the orange wall when he is on his changing table. So I would have to say that is my favorite part of his room.

4. Now that your room is complete, what would you change or do differently if you could?
I actually just changed the small wall space between the closet doors by adding some more circle decals and the foot/hand print canvases. It took several attempts to get the paint on his hands and actually get a good handprint! Luckily, the paint that comes with those little canvases wipes off with water so you can have several re-dos!

4. Please share any brand names and/or websites with our readers of the sources for items in your nursery.

Zinc Letters from Anthropologie

Growth Chart Decal found on Etsy (I can't remember the source)

Crib bedding by Custom House Baby on Etsy

Rocking Chair/Recliner in Black with Lime Green Piping from Peek a Boo in Tulsa, OK

Turquoise & Green Bins, Bedding, Circular Mirror, Turquoise Nighstands & Circle Decals from Target

Canvas Hand/Footprint Pack from Babies R Us
(comes in a set of 4 multi-color squares with the white paint-I painted the canvas squares orange and turquoise with the paint I used on the walls because they were originally pastels)


  1. What a happy, beautiful nursery! Love it.

  2. Can you tell us what paint colors specifically you used on the walls? We're doing an orange and gray nursery and have been searching high and low for perfect colors, and these look great!!

  3. Could you PLEASE tell me the brand of the bedding that is gray, orange, teal, green and stripped from target? I am trying to find it and can't !!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE THANK YOU

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