A birch tree nursery–with a twist #Pimp my kid's room#babies#diy#nursery#nursery decor May 26 | Guest post by Melissa Armstrong We live in a mid-century modern house that backs to trees, so we wanted the room to be modern and reflect the natural landscape outside. We also needed it to be gender-neutral, as we declined to learn the sex of the baby, and would like to use the room as-is for any future babies. We painted trees on one wall to bring the natural landscape in. I am a huge fan of Charley Harper, though couldn't afford to buy original prints of his for the room–so we framed pages from one of his children's books in Ikea frames. Rather than purchase new furniture for the room, we bought a mid-century dresser and side table that can be used anywhere in the house once a nursery is no longer needed. We had an Ikea Poang lounge chair and ottoman so just purchased new cushions for it, and the only new furniture in the room is the crib ($99) and the wall-mounted shelves, also from Ikea. You can see more photos at Melissa's Flickr page. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Melissa Armstrong I am a graphic designer (interactive work, mostly) living just outside Washington, DC in Silver Spring, MD with my husband Alex, baby girl Scarlett (2 months old), Jughead the beagle and 2 cats. PREVIOUS Thirteen hours of water birthing NEXT Learning not to worry during pregnancy Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] gorgeous room, love the grays! 1 agrees Reply OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE Reply I've been dying to find a birch tree stencil for our guest room walls…is this wallpaper or did you stencil? Do tell! Reply This room is so great! Where did the Calder mobile come from? I made one but this one is far classier! Reply I love how you framed pages out of a children's book – what a great idea! I noticed that you have an Ugly doll in the room – we started a little family of Ugly dolls for my daughter. 🙂 Reply This is gorgeous!!! I would love a nursery just like this. Reply How beautiful! I have a dream of a woodsy, East-coast forest themed bedroom for the day when I finally get to decorate a kid room. This is really inspiring! Reply Thank you, all! The trees are not wallpaper–I painted them, based on a fabric design I had seen. The mobile is by Julie Frith–I am thrilled with the quality of it. Her work is available online here: http://www.sonic.net/~mobiles/ And I'm happy to report that the ugly dolls have grown in number since these photos were taken! Reply Hi Melissa, Love love love the room, the mobile is perfect! Can I add the 2nd photo to my website client page? – Julie Reply Oh my, this is really beautiful! It has definitely inspired me, the colours work so well together. Reply I see you used a few pieces from Ikea. I love Ikea and have been a loyal customer for years, however, as a first time mom….I've been researching everything! How are their cribs? Reply I absolutely love this and am linking to it in my Top 5 Super Cool Baby Rooms post this week! What a wonderful concept and flawless execution. Contemporary, calming, natural. Awesome! Reply You've created such a beautiful space. I hope you don't mind that we'll be drawing inspiration for it for our first nursery! Would you mind sharing what paint colors you used for both the walls and the trees? The combination is so warm. I love it! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.