Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sweet Gemma's Minty Green Animal Inspired Nursery

When it was time to design a nursery for our sweet Gemma, I was a woman obsessed. I went wayyyyy down the rabbit hole of reading design blogs, pinned a zillion things to my nursery pinterest board and created a ton of inspiration boards with different color palettes and themes. We knew we wanted something modern and sweet with a gender neutral color palette we could reuse if we have a boy in the future. In the end, we chose a soothing palette of mint green (Lighter Mint by Sherwin Williams), gray, white with pink and gold accessories we can change out later.

I am OBSESSED with the adorable baby animal prints from Animal Print Shop, so they were our starting point for the room. We didn't want the room to be overly themed, so we used African animals with a light hand. In addition to the baby animal prints, the other major animal related purchase was the giant stuffed giraffe. I've since seen this giraffe crop up in tons of online posts about cute nurseries, and it even made a cameo in Jonah Hill's bedroom in 21 Jump Street and was a plot point on The Big C!

We went around in circles about getting a glider. Most of what is out there is horrendously ugly and expensive, and I couldn't bear to buy something I'd hate to look at. The Little Castle Monaco Recliner turned out to be a perfect match for our needs. It has clean lines and has been comfortable enough for hours of reading, cuddling and feeding.

Cribs tend to be a bit old fashioned and frou frou for my taste, especially at local Atlanta retailers. I loved the mid-century modern vibe of the Oeuf Sparrow crib but not the ginormous price tag. Fortunately, the Babyletto Hudson crib looks just like it, and although the wood isn't quite as high end, 8 months later the wood still looks great.

We had our eye on fancier dressers but just didn't have the room, so we chose the gray and white version of the Babyletto Hudson changer. Although the measurements supplied on line don't appear to match up, the LA Baby Changing Pad fits perfectly on top of it.

Looking to add some animal life to your room? Check out a few of our fave wild options:
The mid-century inspired  - Cats of Flamingo
The playful Lucky Lion or Midnight Blue
The majestic Modern Elk
The imaginary Modern Ombre Unicorn


  1. A very cute idea for a nursery. The text is quite vivid and extensive and is also well supplemented by pictures to enhance the sense of creativity of the writer. Very well done.