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Easton’s Elephant Nursery | Baby Boy Nursery

Gone are the days of “room in a bag” and Disney-themed wall paper. Nowadays, parents are opting to roll up their sleeves and spend time designing and assembling their little one’s nursery with the same consideration and taste as the rest of their home.  Traditional pastel paint colours have made way for “grown-up” colour schemes and decor. Wallpaper with cartoon clowns and jungle animals has been replaced with modern graphics and sophisticated floral prints. Hand-sewn quilts, vintage artwork  and “upcycled” furniture are all the rage, meaning parents-to-be are spending an awful lot of time perusing garage sales, scouring Pinterest and throwing themselves into the DIY revolution. Today we feature baby Easton’s nursery.

Submitted by Susie Clarke

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Here’s what Susie (Easton’s mom) had to say:

“The nursery was inspired by a [Pinterest] pin and then, of course, I found a way to make it my own and to fit my style…When I started looking for nursery ideas, I was hounded with cartoon-like-images that were just straight up cheesy. I wanted the room to be gender neutral so that I could have it as a room for our second baby whenever we choose to have one. I also wanted it to be a room that matched the rest of our home. Cartoon figurines are not found anywhere else in our house and let’s be honest, the babe is only ever in the nursery for a quick diaper change or a nap. It’s YOU, the parents, who have to live with it. Why not make it chic with a touch of babe? That was my theory, anyway. I absolutely LOVE grey and the accent colour of aqua is very gender neutral. We knew we were having a boy so I immediately went with aqua but who knows – if our next little bundle of joy is a girl…? I have the option of keeping it the same or switching up the accent colour to maybe a beautiful shade of coral pink. Lots of options. My biggest tip? Remember that it’s a room in your home. Don’t feel the pressure to go Disney. It can still scream baby with a touch of sophistication and glam.”

Paint: Dulux Paint, Granite Grey

Crib: The New Metro Crib (Fixed Side Convertible Crib) By Benjamin Furniture. Purchased from babiesfinefurniture.com in Mississauga.

Dresser: Hemnes 8 drawer dresser from Ikea. Purchased off kijiji for $75. These are always up on kijiji so I strongly recommend not paying the full price of $299.

Turquoise change pad: Keekaroo Peanut Change Pad in Aqua. Purchased from Babyrama in Whitby Ontario

Black shelves: Expedit shelving unit from Ikea in Black-Brown

Rocking chair and ottoman: Found on Kijiji for $25 dollars. It had a hideous fabric on it but I ripped it off and had one custom made. (Fabric: Mystique Gray Damask)

Bumper, curtains, crib skirt and crib sheet: Made by a friend (Fabric: outer bumper – Michael Miller Sea Zoology, curtains –Michael Miller Baby Charcoal Feeling Groovy, crib skirt – Little Elephant Black Dumb Dot, inner bumper and crib sheet – Fabricland)

Elephant art above crib: Made by a friend

Mirror: Home Depot (on sale for $20!)

Animal art in white frames: Fabulous find at the Brooklyn Flea Market while on a trip to NYC

Light Fixture: Home Depot

Elephant Figurines: Hobby Lobby in the U.S.

Aqua accent bins: Walmart

* All fabric was purchased from www.fatquartershop.com. I would definitely order from them again. Very easy to deal with and prompt delivery. A very talented, seamstress, friend of mine custom made the curtains, bumper, sheets, crib skirt, and rocking chair/ottoman cover. She is a freelance seamstress who is excellent. Her name is Jessica Sisson and can be reached at jessi_sisson@hotmail.com

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  1. Beautiful, very modern and not depressing at all – which I would have expected from those colours. If anything it’s very calming – I love it :)

    March 4, 2014

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