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November 4, 2013

Baby of The World – Eli’s Room Details

by Gillian

A few months ago I installed my nephew’s nursery and good thing since Eli Wolfe arrived 3 weeks early!¬† I can’t wait to share with you all the adorable details. As I mentioned in a previous blog post I found the crib bedding which was the inspiration for the whole space.

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We decided to go with a blue, red & white color theme Рthe walls are a pale blue color (Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air # 806); the handmade  wool rug is a super plush cream and light blue chevron that I found on Overstock for a steal ; the curtains are blue and white checked panels that I also scored on Overstock; the Ikea dresser is a deep peacock-blue; the pouf and storage cubes are red and the window seat cushion is multicolored.

Here’s what we started with:


I enlisted my sister-in-law’s help with putting together my 2nd DIY project – the window seat! I hunted down this discontinued fabric that I spotted online because once I saw it I knew it would be perfect for this room and I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean could it be any cuter? Then I had a masonite board pre-cut at the Home Depot and then ordered thick foam online – also cut to my measurements. The bench is actually a bookcase from IKEA that we flipped horizontally.

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You basically just align the fabric and staple all the way around, and when you get to the corners you wrap them like you would a present. Cut off any excess and don’t worry about what the bottom looks like – nobody will see it.

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I used heavy-duty velcro to adhere the bottom of the cushion to the top of the bookcase and then popped in the clear red IKEA bins.



While we were busy with that Zach was in charge of drilling – he hung the curtains and then installed 5 wall shelves on either side of the window for our floating bookcase wall.

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I love that all the books will be visible and easy to find once his library grows.

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We then hung the swing arm lights on either side of the crib and then placed the focal point of the room Рthe world map mural that I found on Ebay.  The decal came in two sheets and I cut out each continent and laid it out on the floor before we began.

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Eli has no excuse for not being a whiz in geography!

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The decals peel right off and were easy to move around and adjust.

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How awesome did this turn out?? I am obsessed.

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Here’s the baby-daddy testing out the Luca Glider that used to live in my girl’s room and the new and pouf .

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Here are a few of the personal details that help to make this such a special room. A custom mobile from Etsy to perfectly match the room’s decor.


Framed Shanghai & New York prints hang above the glider.


An ever growing library wall filled with books and toys.




I love this room and I hope my nephew feels all the love that went into putting it all together.