Nursery Tour: Baby M's Modern Nursery on a Budget

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Nursery size: 11 x 12

Ohdeedoh reader Sara sent us an email with great pictures showing off her stylish and modern nursery for Baby M (due any day now!). Sara and her husband Sean created this tranquil space on a budget. Here's what Sara had to say:

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We really wanted to create a clean, modern space for our baby that was still comfortable and cozy. It was important that the nursery reflect the sense of style and design we've applied to the rest of our home while at the same time feeling playful and cheery. We also didn't want to spend a fortune!

We fell in love with the Oeuf crib early on but weren't thrilled at the prospect of putting that much money into a piece of furniture that would only get used for a couple years. Luckily I stumbled across the BabyMod line at Wal-Mart. We were surprised at how well-constructed and sturdy both the Park Lane crib ($314.98) and dresser ($249.98) were, and the Orchard bedding set ($70.00) [now on clearance for $49!] is adorable and held up well after one wash (we can't speak as to how it lasts unfortunately!)

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The Expedit bookshelf ($149), Rian side table ($12.99), Alang floor lamp ($39.99), and Ludde sheepskin rug ($49.99, looks hideous on their website but is actually quite nice) are from IKEA, and we were lucky enough to find the Nurseryworks Sleepytime rocker 40% off ($540 + $255 for the ottoman) at Modern Tots.

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The prints and mobile both posed quite a challenge, as we were looking for something that was whimsical without being too babyish.

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After an exhausting internet search - seriously, it took me well over a month - I found the perfect prints at Tara Hogan's etsy shop.

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Sean found the mobile at Flensted, who have so many adorable choices we had trouble deciding.

The walls are painted Soar by Behr - a decision that convinced everyone we knew we were having a boy but were holding out on them! Not true of course, we love the warm blue just as much for a little girl.

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Thanks, Sara! We know from your comments that Ohdeedoh readers are curious about the quality of Wal-Mart's BabyMod line. Sara was kind enough to give us her feedback which we'll share in a later post.