Dual-Purpose Sophisticated Safari Nursery

Dual-Purpose Sophisticated Safari Nursery

Katie Steuernagle
Sep 13, 2012

Name: Baby Boy Allen (arriving soon!)
Location: Brookline, MA

Inspiration for our son's nursery came from my trips to Kenya as a child. I envisioned a sophisticated, safari-travel theme to enable an easier transition from a nursery to a toddler's room. Because we live in a condo, this room had to be multi-functional as both a nursery and guest bedroom.

To start the room, I found a spin on the classic Jenny Lind crib. The black crib, along with tan and white crib bedding from Etsy, created a crisp and clean esthetic with old world charm. To hang above the crib, I splurged on the gorgeous "My World" map from Petit Collage. The accent colors for the nursery came from the saturated tones of the map.

To continue the theme, I wanted to include pictures my friend and I took at on recent safari trip during graduate school. These pictures added real-life safari images, while providing me with a bit of nostalgia. The deep green tones in the pictures blend well with the sage green of the curtains, book shelf, and chandelier.

To accessorize the room, I found large burlap safari animals at Home Goods as well as a wooden lamp reminiscent of a camp stool. Another great addition to the room was an antique trophy cup given to us by my mother. I also used my antique African masks purchased in Kenya, to add visual interest to the wall across from the guest bed.

Overall, we couldn't be happier with the finished room. Now, it's time for our son to arrive!

Thanks, Jessica! Well done!

(Images: Jessica A.)


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