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Out of Africa Nursery


For our first baby, we did not know the gender so I designed a neutral Jungle themed nursery. We are doing the same with the second baby and I am using some of the elements that I used in the jungle nursery in the new baby room.

I used second-hand furniture in the previous room but I really wanted some new items to update the look a bit as we are in a different house too. I would have loved to source all the furniture locally but the Scandinavians, aka IKEA (Nevada Furniture), stole my heart with their simplistic design and good prices I might add. I am however sourcing local designs for the decor. The main feature of the room will be the Meyer Von Wielligh lamp that will be stealing the show, it is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!  My bedding from baby no 1 was from Banini Baby, and my love for shwe-shwe has not died down, so I will use that as the base for my design. I will be adding some South-African designed and manufactured fabrics, and I will be DIY-ing some items for the room too.

The room will only be ready just before baby arrives, but most of the planning is done and I am waiting delivery of most all of the items. The room is tiny, and I have to be very creative to make everything fit and still have enough space to comfortably move around and also to have enough storage. {See tips on making a small nursery work} My big challenge in the room is the current cupboards that are just taking up too much space and they are dated and not fitting in with the design. In my room reveal I will go into more detail about what we are doing and why.

I also went for a consultation at the Plascon Spaces Showroom to make sure I choose the right paint and colour for the room especially because it is such a small room, and I will do a post specifically on what they have to offer and my experience.

Here’s a sneak peak of what I have lined up…

Little Interiors Out Of Africa Moodboard

 I can’t wait to share the reveal.

{Mariette}