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Nursery Inspiration Board: Mod Safari Girl

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First things first – apologies for the missing post yesterday. I was just straight-up wiped out after the Berry Sweet Baby Shower for Judy Reyes (Scrubs) up in Santa Monica on Sunday. Everything went great though! I can’t post anything until after it comes out in Life&Style on Thursday… but I’m super excited to share pics and all the DIY details SOON!

And speaking of little ones on the way… Sonny and I also got some fun news yesterday. We found out we’re having a GIRL! (Our first… due in March!)

You might have seen the Modern Giraffe-Inspired Nursery boards that I designed for StrollerTraffic a few weeks ago. Well, I found myself revisiting those boards the minute we got home yesterday (uh-oh… let the shopping begin!). I still want to go with a modern giraffe-inspired theme, but decided to “girl it up” a little with bold splashes of orange, yellow, and bright pink & some other fun details.

Since we have a lot of moms and moms-to-be that visit HWTM, I wanted to share the info for this board with you in case anything catches your eye! (product names & links for everything are below)…


MOD SAFARI GIRL Nursery Inspiration Board

1. Love Candy Lemon Print – by MadeByGirl

2. Ugly Dolls: Ox-Pink, Plunko, and Uppy

3. Silver Lake Bookcase – Walnut (by DwellStudio for Target)
*coordinates with #14 & 15

4. Giraffe Wall Sconce by Jonathan Adler
*JA’s Giraffe Table Lamp as been on my wish list for years, but I’ve just never been able to quite justify the $395 price tag. I’m so happy he came out with this look-alike wall sconce at $195!

5. Vinyl Wall Art – Safari (color: “Barbie Pink”)
*Note: this Etsy shop is closed right now (owner on maternity leave) but the storefront note says it will reopen sometime in November

6. Billie Crib Bedding Set – by Olli & Lime
I just love the designs by this UK-based brand! Coordinating wallpaper, receiving blankets, hooded towels, and more are available with each of their collections as well.

7. Accent Pillows: Fuschia Dots by DwellStudio, Blossom Giraffe by DwellStudio, and Milo Yellow Circle by Glenna Jean

8. Giraffe Plush Toy by violastudio

9. Clothes Tree in Orange – by P’kolino

10. Baby Bella Mobile – by Debbie

11. Gerry Giraffe and Mod Monkey Wall Graphic by ellynelly
(color: “Max”)

12. Zebra Area Rug – by West Elm
*The giraffe-print rug featured in one of the earlier boards is now out of stock, but this zebra version is a great, reasonably-priced alternative and still works with the “Safari” theme!

13. ABC Jelly Beans Print – MadeByGirl
(customized with child’s name in Yellow)

14-15. Silver Lake Collection White/Walnut Crib and White/Walnut Changing Table – by DwellStudio for Target
(Matching 4-Drawer Dresser and Night Stand also available)
*As much as I love all the ultra-contemporary nursery furniture out there, pretty much everything I looked at was WAY out of our price range :0 $1000+ for a crib? Umm… not happening. Thank goodness DwellStudio has some cool, affordable designs available at Target. There seems to be mixed reviews on certain pieces (as always), but I have a friend that purchased this particular collection and loves it…

16. Elephant Play Furniture – by Bobles {$95 at ModernMini}
I’ve adored this item for years now… so excited to finally have an excuse to make it my own! It would also make for a fabulous “party centerpiece that doubles as a gift” for a modern baby shower.

17. Glider & Ottoman Combo in Espresso – by Shermag



  1. Jess B November 3, 2009 at 10:52 am

    congrats! baby girls are so much fun!!!

  2. Allison November 3, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations! That little girl will be your biggest worry, greatest miracle and bestest friend!

  3. prasti November 3, 2009 at 11:23 am

    congrats on your baby girl! love the selection of baby stuff. etsy is a great place to find cute baby stuff. i love going there to find cute, original items for my kiddies :)

  4. Mirielle November 3, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Congrats!!! What a blessing :)

  5. amy@stem November 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    I’m so glad we can talk about this now. : )

    Lucky little girl.


  6. Daisies Of Our Lives November 3, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Congrats, Congrats! I love ugly dolls!

  7. Daisies Of Our Lives November 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

    P.S. Etsy.com is a very, very dangerous website when you are pregnant! I bought more rattles, stuffed animals, and art then I even know what to do with! :)

  8. Shelley@divinepartyconcepts November 3, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Congrats!! Girls are great!!

  9. ljcadv November 3, 2009 at 11:34 am

    this is waaaay cute!

  10. Joanna @lets entertain November 3, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Aw Congrats!!! Love the nursery ideas..

  11. Chris@Celebrations At Home November 3, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That’s fantastic! She will certainly be the most Stylish little lady in the neighborhood! ; )

  12. bella November 3, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats Jenn! How exciting!

  13. Mill Valley Mom November 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Congratulations! Have you started planning her first birthday party yet??

  14. Leslie Swan November 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    What a great looking nursery! Thanks for the help!

  15. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish November 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Congrats!!!! I love everything you picked out! I am so feeling the tick of the clock and I would love to have a girl! This is a great room! (PS bright colors are supposed to stimulate brain development – it is cute and responsible!)

  16. Ivy Colon November 3, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats!!!! Your baby girl is going to have the most fabulous parties ever :) Congrats again :)

  17. Melissa Irvin November 3, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    What an exciting time for you and your family. Continued blessings are my wish for you – and a healthy remainder of your pregnancy and birth of your precious daughter. Let the fun begin!! :)


  18. poshpartygal November 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Congratulations! Girls are the best!! You will have SO much fun with her.

  19. Jess November 3, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Congrats Jenn! Let the shopping begin is an understatement! Love the inspiration board…makes me want another one just to decorate the room. :)

  20. Kim O. November 4, 2009 at 7:18 am

    LOVE the nursery, Jenn!!! Can’t wait to see it in person:) SO happy for you both!!!

  21. Chantal November 4, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Congratulations! Girls are so fun. I did my very modern nursery in this color scheme and have had nothing but compliments on it. Have fun!

  22. bomobob November 4, 2009 at 8:35 am


    All those animal themed things are just so much fun.

  23. Cherry November 4, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations, so exciting! I’ve been following you ever since I was pregnant with my son. I’ve gotten so many great ideas for my own parties and look forward to seeing even more now that you’ll be having a baby girl! Thanks for all your creativity! =)

  24. jenn s. November 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks so much to everyone for the sweet messages and congrats. We’re excited!!! :)

  25. Jeneration PR November 4, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    What a lucky girl (both YOU and the baby!. So happy for you!!! xoxo

  26. Rochelle November 5, 2009 at 12:18 pm


    Love your nursery theme!

  27. Kellie R January 12, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations! My first, also a girl, is due this May. I have been stressing over the nursery and this post is INVALUABLE!!!

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