Gray has a bad rap of being all about rainy days, sad­ness and weird books loved by women with Kin­dles and iPads. 

But it can also be bright and com­fort­ing — as seen in my best friend, Andrea’s, gray nurs­ery for her soon-to-be-born son.

This gray space is accented with cobalt blue and orange, and it’s not hard to imag­ine the mem­o­ries that will be made in this room, such as rock­ing the baby to sleep or open­ing the door to hear him coo­ing after wak­ing up from a nap. 

It’s happy, lovely and warm — just like the infant who will soon occupy this space. 



And I love how she and her hus­band hand­picked the lit­tle items that dot the room, includ­ing the foxes and hot air balloons. 








There are also design ideas that could be used in many types of rooms, not just nurseries. 

I espe­cially liked these small wire con­tain­ers turned into shelves and the tas­sel garland.

(And when her baby boy is big enough to stand up in the crib, the gar­land will be relo­cated to a place where it can’t be pulled down.)




If you’d like to use some of these items in your rooms, here are the sources.

Tas­sel gar­land: Paper Chain Press

Fox embroi­dery hoop wall art: Dizzy Miss James

Hot air bal­loon mobile: Lit­tles

Crib bed­ding: Land of Nod

Book shelves (sim­i­lar to shown): IKEA

All You Need Is Love” ban­ner: Armommy


Thanks, Andrea, for let­ting me show off your awe­some gray nurs­ery, which will soon be occu­pied by one amaz­ing baby!

P.S. Also check out the posts about Andrea’s baby shower.

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10 Responses to Room tour: a bright, warm, gray nursery

  1. Thank you so much for includ­ing my Mr Fox Hoop! It’s so lovely to see him in the nurs­ery and I hope he is enjoy­ing his new home.

    V xx

  2. Tracy says:

    This is beau­ti­ful. I like the arrange­ment over the chang­ing table. Now I can’t wait to see this baby boy! — Tracy S.

  3. I love this nurs­ery. And a pic­ture with my lit­tle owl in it :) Made me smile.
    Dorothy Inman recently posted…But­ter­nut Squash Go Get You Some Honey Wheat Oat Muffins (And Why I Love Trader Joe’s)My Profile

  4. @Dorothy Inman — And we used Gray for Alexandria’s room and love it. It is so calm­ing (against the magenta accent wall :) )
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  5. julee says:

    Adorable! Love the foxes, too!
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  6. found you over at BYW.. Love this room! TH elite fox on the wall is awe­some :)

  7. Julie says:

    I love it. I love the fox on the chair and the fox on the wall too. Adorable!

    And also just a com­ment, you might want those tas­sels a bit higher even­tu­ally because I know my 8 month old would rip off hand­fuls and try to eat them.

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