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It’s here, it’s time, I’m FINALLY ready to share Austin’s big nursery reveal with you all!  I kept wanting to share this with you from before he was born, but it was never “complete”.  Well, it’s still not “complete” now either, but it’s probably the most I’ll get done for awhile as things are pretty busy around here.  From the beginning, I always knew that I wanted to do a grey themed nursery.  I just LOVE the color grey and I think it’s a great neutral color palette to work with.  And it can easily be turned into a “girl” nursery too (for possibly later down the road, way later).  I also love the innocent look of white furniture and how it goes so well against grey walls.  Blues, greens, and yellows brighten the room up and complement each other well.  I have a sincere love for baby animals, so much so that some of my coworkers even call me “baby animals”.  I think they may have caught me looking at Cute Overload over a lunch break one day… haha.  Anyhow, so I knew that animals needed to be a part of his nursery.  Besides animals, I also wanted to bring in a design element and since chevron print has been another obsession of mine for awhile too (can’t you tell from my blog banner), I figured that was the perfect modern touch to add to his nursery.  There you have it, a little background on how I designed his nursery, now I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

First picture of Austin taken by Ria Photography, second picture of stool taken by Sengerson Photography.  All other pictures taken by myself, some personal information in the prints are blocked for privacy purposes.


Da Vinci Crib: Amazon
Mobile: Thrifted
Poang Chair + Footstool: Ikea
Dresser: Young America
Changing Pad: Amazon
Changing Pad Cover: Amazon
Elephant Stool: Gift from Austin’s Lao Lao (grandma)
Bedding + Curtains: Made by Austin’s Ah Ma (grandma)
Pillows: MoxieMandie, Reviving Remnants, Austin’s Ah Ma (grandma)
ClosetMaid Cubes: Target
Clock: Thrifted


Name + Numbers Print: Livy Love Designs
Bird Print: The Little Illustrator
Mister a la mode Cross-stitch: Dear Moonbeams
Wooden Block of Family: Moonbeamwishes
Safari Animals Wall Decals: Gingiber
Chinese Name Print: Grace Hester Designs
Animal Canvases: Hello Hue
Austin’s Profile Silhouette: Hugs & Kisses Designs
Handprint and Footprint Frames: Carter’s (Gift from Austin’s Aunt Jenny)
Blue and Green Cardboard A’s: DIY (letters from Joann’s)
Lowercase “a”: Anthropologie (gift from Jamie)
Sleep Tight Wooden Sign: Cait Create
A’s Frame: Memorabilia from Kansas City baby shower


SmallFries Kitten: Gift from Stephanie
Doll: Rice Babies
Mickey + Minnie: Gift from Austin’s Lao Lao (grandma)

Thank you to EVERYONE that played a part in his nursery!  We really love spending time in there and I know Austin does too.  In fact, he sleeps a solid 10 hours a night in there now, GO BABY!  :)

P.S. The THREE winners of the Mile End Bakery giveaway are…. Tammy G. of Lemons, Avocados & The Bay, Brooke T. of @brookelynmu and Priscilla P. of Priscilla Phitsanoukane.  Congrats to these three ladies!  Please email me at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize and we’ll get you hooked up with some cookies!

68 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Ilene @ Much Love, illy
    May 22, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    guuuuurl, cutest nursery ever! i am obsessed with everything! i love the paintings and prints! the theme is absolutely perfect. :)

  2. lisacng
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    I love the color palette you chose! And the chevron too. My favs are the wall decals (very modern animals!) and fabric art!!!

  3. JanM
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    I love it! And I love how much room he has for his clothes! :)

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  4. Alyson @EisleyRae
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    The nursery is gorgeous! LOVE the green touches and all of the grey!

  5. Diana Smith
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    SOOO adorable! I love it! Great job.

  6. bridget
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    oh wow, every little detail is so sweet! love the colors, the animals, the wall decals…it’s all so tender.

  7. Sherry
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    Love it! The clothespin family art is adorable! Glad to hear baby a la mode is sleeping through the night! It’s it a light at the end of the tunnel?! :)

  8. Sherry
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    Oops! Meant to say “isn’t it a light at the end of the tunnel…”

  9. erica
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    i KNEW it would be gorgeous! amazing job with the nursery! i especially love the picture collage on the wall.

  10. Emily Reiter
    May 23, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    This is SO super cute, great decorating, Sandy!

  11. Kirstin Marie
    May 23, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    I love it!! it looks so good. I really like the colors you chose. Everything looks so nice & neat.

  12. Natasha Fatah
    May 23, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    It’s very sweet!!

    ~Natasha Fatah~

  13. Sarah
    May 23, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I totally love how you decorated it!! It’s seriously perfect :). And I have to admit, I’m a little jealous of that closet space!

  14. Stefania B.
    May 23, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    it´s really cute, so relaxing! and it works for boys and girls.

  15. Katie
    May 23, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    ADORABLE!!!! you did such a good job!! love the curtain and the pillows!

  16. Miss Emily K
    May 23, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    That’s such a cute nursery!

  17. Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}
    May 23, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    oh my word, looove this! super cute, but great for a little boy!

  18. Sharon
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    This is so adorable! I LOVE the baby animals theme!

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  19. Ms. Megan
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    It looks beautiful Sandy!!! I love the light grey walls + all pieces of art!!! It turned out fantastic!!! xoxo

  20. camo meets couture
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    This is gorgeous, I love the colour scheme you’ve chosen. Just came across you blog and am totally crushing on it.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

  21. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Awwww Austin is so adorable!!


  22. Annie
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    What a gorgeous little room! He has a better closet than I do :) Love all the chevron details…so cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  23. Always Maylee
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    I LOVE it! It’s so cute and perfect. And how does he have more clothes than me already? Haha, adorable! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  24. Baby Shopaholic
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    The nursery looks awesome! Baby is beautiful! I’m a big fan of gray in the nursery!

  25. Krysten
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    I LOVE it! Sandy it is so cute!

  26. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Awh Sandy it’s absolutely adorable!!! Why am I not surprised? :) xoxo

  27. Chelsea
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Aww it’s so full of love and pretty things! Love how specially picked everything is!

  28. Bonnie
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    This is so cute! Is it wrong that I want this nursery to be MY room? :)

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  29. Katrina
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    Sandy! So beautiful!! Love all the personal touches on the walls. Did you know I’ve never done a nursery… we’ve never lived in a place big enough for one, so baby stays in the room with us. I can only imagine all the hard work and planning it would take, good job mama. xo!

  30. yvonne
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    super duper cute sandy, great job girl!!!! i love how you can convert this girl to a girl’s nursery later on too!!

  31. Jen
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I love it! Gray is my favorite color and I love the pops of blue green and yellow! My own boy nursery looks very similar in my head! :)

  32. Amanda A
    May 23, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    It looks amazing, Sandy!! Nice work!!! :)

  33. jasmine (adamalexmommy)
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

    very cute, sandy! i love the gray walls…. (my fave wall color!) and i am in love with chevron accents. i just got a chevron rug for my family room. :)

    you did a great job! :)


  34. Joanne Choi
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    This nursery is so cute! You really did a great job decorating :)



  35. Anisa
    May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    HE IS PRECIOUS! Congrats, he is a gorgeous baby! The nursery is adorable too. xx

  36. Jennifer
    May 23, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    It’s adorable!

    xo Jennifer


  37. helen
    May 23, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    love it! it is adorable. i love the grey :)

  38. Amy Shaughnessy
    May 23, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    So cute! I love all of the artwork. When we moved into our new house (before my second baby was born), there was a tiny room that we were going to use as his room. It was painted 3 colors: light blue on the top half, a pink stripe under it, and then a seafoam green on the bottom half. Stupid me was going to just paint the whole room a beige color (because the pink stripe would not work for a boy) when my mom said, “Why don’t you just paint the pink stripe yellow?” DUH. I let her do it and the room looked fantastic. It matches his bedding perfectly. I have to say that I don’t dabble in the house decorating because obviously I am not to swift!! Ha ha!



  39. KAren
    May 23, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Absolutely precious!

  40. sooae
    May 23, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    i feel the same way about grey! Mama, you did an amazing job on the nursery- love every little touch!!!!!! My fave is the walls and the chevron =D

  41. Blue Eyed Night Owl
    May 23, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    That looks beautiful! And the grey is a perfect choice, I love it!


  42. Jess
    May 23, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    Awww Austin’s room is adorable! I can’t believe all of his little clothes that you have hanging n the closet! He will be one fashionable baby indeed!

  43. blue roses
    May 23, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    wow, obsessed with the safari theme!


  44. Christine
    May 23, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    I love that A’s room is not the usual/typical…so different but still a boy’s room. I love the little details that you’ve added.

    dela chic

  45. Carrie
    May 23, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    Adorable nursery! The gray gives it a serene feeling while the art and decorations add some color and whimsy. I particularly like the trio of adorable animal paintings. :)

  46. Jessica
    May 23, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    this is too precious! I love it

    xo Jessica

  47. meag
    May 23, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

    oh my gosh, too cute! love your blog

    xo the egg out west.

  48. alyson
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    so, so adorable! Love all of the special details and the austin a la mode?! the cutest!!

  49. Steph
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Yay! Congrats!!! The nursery looks GREAT!! :) :) Today I wore grey, yellow and white and I thought about you and chevrons, haha :)

  50. jessica
    May 23, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    So precious! Everything is so cute!

  51. Nicole
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    I love this!! So fun, the wall art is all so amazing!!

  52. Shannon
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

    His nursery is precious!!! You did a fabulous job.


  53. Jen
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    Austin’s room looks completely charming! I love all the artwork, especially the wall with his photo and birth certificate framed. I look forward to someday decorating the spare room in my house of a little one. Hopefully sooner than later!

    House Of Jeffers

  54. Karena
    May 23, 2012 @ 10:49 pm

    So so adorable!! The soft gray is perfect and the animal art, too cute! The accent colors are perfect!!

    Thought you would enjoy…Interview with Leslie of Segreto Finishes and her fabulous Book Giveaway!

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  55. Dancing Branflake
    May 23, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

    Beautiful! Goodness, so much thought into everything. And all that artwork is wonderful!

  56. Tabitha
    May 24, 2012 @ 4:42 am

    Thanks for sharing your nursery pics. As I’m putting mine together I’m really trying to get ideas and inspiration by seeing other peoples’ pics. I love your nursery and hope mine only comes together as nicely as your did.

  57. ashley
    May 24, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    What a darling nursery! Lucky little boy.


  58. two birds
    May 24, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    i love it! it’s absolutely gorgeous. i love the framed mural and the animals on the wall. and you’re right, it will be perfect for a girl down the line! =)

  59. Kristina Gulino
    May 24, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Man that little guy’s got more clothes than me! :) He’s SUCH a doll. The nursery looks great, Sandy! I know he appreciates it!

    Nook & Sea

  60. Sarah - Dodeline Design
    May 24, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    I am SO glad you didn’t do baby boy blue. I love nurseries with originality and this looks amazing!

  61. bravoerunway
    May 24, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    Austin is adorable and what a beautiful nursery! His closet is SO neat!!!

  62. jenny
    May 24, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    wow~!!! what an awesome nursery! love it so much! he’s so lucky to have such a fabulous room. love all the details!

  63. erika
    May 25, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    i LOVe the mister a la mode hoop. SOO cute

  64. Holly
    May 25, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    It’s ADORABLE! All of the colours are so perfect! So sweet. All of the artwork is perfect, too! & I spot a lil’ somethin’ made by Ms. Megan!! ;)

  65. Victoria
    May 25, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    What a sweet, sweet room! Love the animals on the wall:) Too cute!

  66. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    May 25, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    So cute! I love these colors and the chevron stripes.

  67. Michelle @ Ten June
    May 26, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    Very cute!! I’m sure he loves it : ) I love the animals on the wall, so precious. Great job!

  68. kendal
    May 29, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    wow your nursery is to die for, i am pregnant with a little boy right now and this gave me so much inspiration!

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