22 Sep

The {Modern} Giraffe-Inspired Nursery

giraffe nursery theme - inspiration board{click image to view larger}

When Tara from StrollerTraffic asked me to create a style board and design tips for a new nursery trend she was researching, it sounded like a fun project, but I got even more excited when I found out what this new trend actually was… because it just so happened to be my favorite {wild animal} already – the giraffe!

Since there’s so much cute stuff out there, I had a hard time making decisions (nothing new!) – so I ended up with 2 boards instead of 1.  You’ll find all of the nursery design tips + product links for Board A (pictured above) – over on StrollerTraffic.com, and Board B with product links/info is pictured below.


giraffe nursery theme - inspiration board{click image to view larger}

Product Links for Giraffe-Inspired Nursery – Board B

Egg Crib Bedding Collection by Olli & Lime (Swoon!!!)

Egg Wall Art by Olli & Lime
(mocked up in a yellow frame for this inspiration board)

Personalized Giraffe Print

Safari Block Vinyl Decal – Elephant/Giraffe/Rhino

Jonathan Adler Giraffe Sconce

Clothes Tree (in Natural)

Giraffe Coin Bank

Gio Aqua Boudoir Pillow by DwellStudio

Giraffe Pillow by DwellStudio

Squares Wall Mobile

Gerry Giraffe and Mary Monkey Wall Graphic

Tiddliwinks Musical Mobile – Giraffe

Giraffe Area Rug


Thanks again to Tara for giving me an excuse to work on this project! Next project to add to the agenda now… a giraffe-inspired baby shower! =)

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amanda b. young SAYS:

You’re killing me over here! I’m a HUGE giraffe fan – both of these boards are fabulous… but especially the second one. I love those colors. So many cute details!

Reply September 22, 2009 at 5:38 am

Keri SAYS:

I actually have the bedding in your first board and those colors are exactly what I have in my son’s room. Oddly enough, his theme isn’t giraffe’s (it’s actually more color driven), but I do have 2 modern-looking giraffe sculptures in there. :)

Just a note for anyone thinking about getting the Area bedding, it looks beautiful, but my experience is that the tabs on the bumper come off very easily. Also, there’s no slip cover or anything so washing the bumper is not an easy task. Children and not-so-easily-washable white do not make for a great combo. :(

Reply September 22, 2009 at 7:02 am

Jill SAYS:

These are both adorable! I just love Board A though – the giraffe wall mural and blanket are extra FABULOUS!

Reply September 22, 2009 at 7:37 am

Lindsey SAYS:

SO, SO cute!
I love the theme and the colors.

{ Lindsey }

Reply September 22, 2009 at 7:48 am

Mrs. R SAYS:

I love it! Super cute and Modern :)

Reply September 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

southern hostess SAYS:

So cute! I love this idea.

Reply September 22, 2009 at 10:27 am

Globetrotting Bride SAYS:

I am so over the owls too. These giraffes are sooo adorable. I’ve already bought the baby in my belly giraffe Pjs and now I’m rethinking the nursery…

Reply September 22, 2009 at 11:15 am

Debra SAYS:

I love this party theme.
It is one of my most popular baby shower invitations.

Reply September 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Heather SAYS:

I love giraffes too and this totally spoke to me! I especially love the colors on Board A, but both looks are fantastic!

Reply September 23, 2009 at 11:39 am

Diapers and Divas SAYS:

I love giraffes! These are adorable!

Reply September 23, 2009 at 11:49 am

stacy @ nameyourdesign SAYS:

you are right on with the giraffe theme…they are also my favorite jungle safari animal! they seem to fit so nicely with a modern baby aesthetic such as yours!

love your color choices on board a! you may enjoy this modern canvas giraffe print from my site b/c it happens to fit perfectly with your fresh color palette. http://www.nameyourdesign.com/modern-giraffe-boy.html

Reply September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm

JanetG SAYS:

Love the giraffe theme. I recently posted that I felt a giraffe “uprising” mostly I was hoping but loved some of those products that you featured. Love it!!

Reply September 24, 2009 at 10:13 am

Irma @ Gifts Define SAYS:

We feel the “love giraffes” fever is invading…we’ve been receiving custom mobiles featuring these friendly animals. We think the next one would be elephant…: :)

Custom giraffe mobiles in colors to complement the room/nursery/bedding: http://indollgences.blogspot.com/

Reply September 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Down Pillow SAYS:

So many cute finds! Loving the adorable giraffe lamp :)

Reply September 27, 2009 at 6:18 pm

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