Safari Nursery - Warm Sophisticated Space Makes Lasting Memories

Create a cozy safari nursery using warm colors, precious mementos and a few new pieces. It's the perfect space for your future world traveler.
  Safari nursery with grey chair, white crib and animal print rug

While I didn't quite meet my self imposed goal of having this nursery complete before Oscar's arrival, it was finished within a few weeks.  I'm call that a win! We went with a loosely interpreted sophisticated safari theme with a few whimsical touches to keep it baby appropriate. This makeover was an easy one with just a few changes to the decor - keeping it different enough from Agatha's nursery look without putting in too much work.

As you can see, I left the walls

Grey chair with world print map in safari nurseryGrey elephant in safari nursery with grey chair in background

While I created this safari nursery for my son, it works just as well for a baby girl.

White dresser with books on top in safari nurseryWooden animal mobil over white crib in safari nursery

Even though the room is very small, there are a lot of great little touches that make me smile.  Staring with photographs from our trip to Kenya in 2010 (arguably one of the best vacations we have ever been on!).  We also have the hot air balloon that we received as a thank you gift from my brother and sister in law (your might remember that was the best wedding ever).  A rocking elephant that a sweet friend sent that is just perfect.  And finally an amazing reversible quilt from local artisan Brooklyn Quilting Co that I can't get enough of.

  Photos in white frames in safari nursery

Dark walls and personal touches make a warm, cozy space

Vertical shot of safari nursery from door
It's cozy and warm and I hope we'll make the same wonderful memories in here that we made with Agatha when she was in this room.  Now if only we could all sleep through the night and then it would be magical.

Safari Nursery Resources

map quilt | brooklyn quilting co.
glider | Lyon Swivel by babyrelax
crib | stokke sleepi
curtains| striped flambe via overstock 
mobile | petit collage safari
animal head | pillowfort target
rug | Zulu by Loloi
wall color | Glidden Wrought Iron
hot air balloon | authentic models
rocking elephant | pottery barn
picture frames | Ikea odby (now discontinued)
chair pillow | designed by me, printed at zazzle
safari photos | taken by me on our trip to Kenya

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  1. i LOVE this, stephanie! the curtains are amazing!

  2. This is one of the cutest baby boy rooms I've ever seen. Well done!

  3. It's absolute perfection!!!! So Brooklyn Limestone!!! xoxo

  4. Great room for Oscar, and good post for the sleep deprived. Smile :) Vikki in VA

  5. Absolutely adorable!


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