Oliver’s Adventurer Nursery

I don’t get the time to do a lot of actual design work in my daily life, as evidenced by my master bedroom, bathroom, basement and guest bathroom, which all look like we just moved in. But the very least a baby can do is motivate you to get at least ONE more room done in a nine month period.

I wanted Oliver’s room to be light, playful, not too babyish, and reminiscent of vintage national park posters. I wanted it to have the elements of a little boy’s adventure fantasy, but also feel modern and clean. Since it’s been several months, a lot of my sources might be discontinued, so early apologies for that!

westofgrey.comGlobe | Pencils | Art, DIY | Feather Garland, DIY

Since the woodland theme was so prominent this last Christmas, I took full advantage and used quite a few Christmas decorations, like the deer head ornament above for super inexpensive decor. When you’re planning a room or a thematic party (Margot’s first birthday was bird themed and since it was in March, we used a ton of egg decorations out for Easter), keep your eyes open in seasonal decor – especially after the holiday, when it’s clearance!

westofgrey.comWood Deer Head , DIY with Kit | Ikea kitchen cart | Electric Lantern, DIY (Similar) | Recliner (Similar) | Crib with custom painted base

westofgrey.comOliver Name, DIY | Mobile, DIY

westofgrey.comSuitcase and basket, HomeGoods | This Moose Belongs to Me | Changing Pad Cover and Quilt by my fabulous Aunt! using Indian Summer Fabrics | Polka Dot Crib Sheet | Teepee, DIY by Oliver’s Grandparents


M for Mountain art from Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet | Camper Garland, DIY by Grandma and friends made out of baby shower table decorations! | Most art made from this calendar


Art postcard | Children’s books | Mountain Shelves, DIY by Grandpa | Animals, Christmas ornaments

westofgrey.comArrows, DIY

westofgrey.comWood slab art, DIY | Gun and Oar, Thrift finds | Vintage Poster Calendar | Moose Hook, Marshalls | Antlers, Christmas Ornaments DIY painted


Cable knit blanket | Pregnant belly, DIY

Hope you enjoyed Ollie’s room! At some point we’ll step back even further in time and show Margot’s nursery from our home in Atlanta. For now, I have to put said adventurer into said bed. Good night!


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  • Shannon Burke ChaldenMay 25, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Having been to you old house, I know firsthand how talented you are! This room is AMAZING! Glad you started this blog. Can’t wait to share it! 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • Jayme BoscampJanuary 22, 2015 - 3:50 am

    This is so wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • DaniMarch 23, 2016 - 7:51 pm

    Hello! I love your nursery. I’m trying to do a similar theme for my little baby due in July and I’m calling it “Happy Little Camper”. I was wondering if you had any information about where you got the Camper Garland? I know you said it was table decorations from a baby shower but do they remember where they got it? I absolutely adore that garland and have been trying to find something like it but nothing seems to compare to that adorable garland!! I would appreciate any additional information you could give!!

    Thank you,

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