Brigsby's kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery

Brigsby's Nursery
Photo by Jamie and Alex Dunn.
My husband's only stipulation for Brigsby's nursery was that he have a sky above his head. Beyond that, he stepped back and let me run with it.

So, the sky was yellow. But it needed something … so I nailed plastic swallows to the ceiling. And then came the blue walls, but they were lacking something, too. So I bought a stencil — one individual stencil — and stenciled hundreds of little red patterns on every wall. It was torture but I wouldn't admit it until it was done.

As we started pulling the furniture together — which was mostly all hand me downs or bought off of Craigslist (except the crib, which was a gift) it started to remind me of a carnival. That made me happy because we started the whole thing with no real theme in mind. So I made some pennants and stars with felt and hung some lights.

It's surprisingly relaxing and soothing — especially at night with just the string lights on. It's a quiet chaos.

Brigsby's Nursery

Brigsby's Nursery

Brigsby's Nursery

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  1. I love the walls and soft, golden sky with birds. Great job!

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  2. How beautiful! When I first looked at it I thought it was too busy for baby but the colors are kind of soothing and the furniture is beautiful. I love it! So much better than light blue and puppies or something!

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  3. Wow. I have such inspiration for our future babe.

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  4. Wow, I'd easily have my own bedroom look like that! Gorgeous and colourful, yet vintage.. guhh.. drooling now.

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  5. Love it! The bottom picture the red pattern looks like very posh flock wallpaper.

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