Brigsby’s kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery

Guest post by Jamie Dunn
Brigsby's Nursery

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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Comments on Brigsby’s kind of crazy carnivalesque nursery

  1. This is PHENOMENAL! I love how you didn’t stick with just one theme like stars or monkeys or stripes or whatever and really just did what made you happy — and then it turned into a theme all it’s own! Well done!

  2. Sweet merciful crap.. that’s the coolest baby room ever! I want to steal it. Or at least have a slumber party there! The lion statue… the dresser/change table, the cowhide… man. All your hard work paid off! It looks great. Your kid will have many sweet (and imaginative!) dreams in there!

    • I know exactly how you feel, Kali. There is only so much one can do in rented spaces, hey.

      I completely adore this room. In fact, I wish it was my room! Also, that chest of drawers is sublime.

  3. Ack! This is the most amazing nursery I’ve ever seen. LOVE IT. So great to see something so different and creative! And it’s nice because it seems like the kind of space that a kid can grow into.

  4. I love this so much. This made me super glad we are moving when our baby is 2 months old and I have a second chance at designing her nursery. Always gotta look at the bright side, right?

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