Oliver’s Cool and Sophisticated Nursery {Featured Real Room}

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These new parents let their fun personalities shine through in the design for their son Oliver’s nursery. By breaking almost every rule for traditional nursery design this room is far from ordinary. And it’s pretty darn AWESOME!

Courtney, of Little Glass Box, and her husband saved some serious cash in this nursery by foregoing a crib bedding set. Instead, they purchased an inexpensive crib sheet on Amazon and made a no sew crib skirt. Love the back wall behind the crib? It’s not wallpaper. It was done with a homemade stencil. Can you believe it?

My favorite design choice for the room was also the boldest: the dark walls. The paint color is Martha Stewart’s Silhouette and it adds incredible ‘drama’ to the room. Recognize the modern rocking chair? You may have seen it in a recent nursery design board.

Antique shop finds, like the vintage school chair, and some creative wall art alternatives {they framed several store-bought cards in inexpensive IKEA frames} add the personal touches that make this room even more special.

Other big money savers were the fabulous Craig’s List furniture finds. Both the crib and dresser were purchased on Craig’s List for under $100 each, sanded, primed, painted and brought back to life with lots of love for a little baby that was on the way.

For more details and images from this nursery, visit Little Glass Box blog.


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of ChicCheapNursery.com and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. I love this nursery! The black paint sounds much more scary that it looks on the walls. Bold choice. Can’t believe the crib and the dresser were less than 100 bucks, they look amazing. Great job!

  2. Great nursery! Love the black walls. I would never think of black in a nursery but it all looks so great together. Amazing.

  3. Ooh I love this. I like the mini pom poms and all the framed art. very cool.

  4. If I had a boy I would definatley gather ideas from this nursery.

  5. Love, love,love this!! I want to know how to do that stencil wall-amazing! Funny, my 1 yr old is named Oliver too!!

  6. Where!?? did you get that horse art print????? I LOVE it

  7. Christine says:

    Are you selling that blue crib now? :) I’m very interested to buy it!!!!

  8. Hi! I am loving that horse print above the mantle. Where did you get it??

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