Brigsby's kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery #Decor & Decorating#damask#nursery January 17 | Ariel offbeatbride 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. The rest of the pictures and resource list here. 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 Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Offbeat Mama reader survey results part 1: demographics NEXT Coming to terms with the limits of lesbian conception Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] I love the walls and soft, golden sky with birds. Great job! Reply 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! 1 agrees Reply C…can I please live here…? (puppy-dog eyes) Reply Wow. I have such inspiration for our future babe. Reply Wow, I'd easily have my own bedroom look like that! Gorgeous and colourful, yet vintage.. guhh.. drooling now. Reply Love it! The bottom picture the red pattern looks like very posh flock wallpaper. Reply Where did you get the stencil? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment 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.