South African-Inspired Nursery

A love of travel and adventure sparked one couple's color choices to turn a white spare room into a South African-inspired nursery.

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Using a South African vacation as inspiration, host Jane Lockhart helps Heather and Ishmael turn a white room into a nursery with the color of sand and safari. There are textures that remind them of the wild animals, lush green of tall grasses for the daybed and hits of red from the native flowers shot about the room. Even the wood of the crib and bureau remind them of the acacia trees, but it's the playful wild gold and tan striped pattern on the walls that lets them know their second child is going to love this room.

With a baby boy due in four weeks, color procrastination of the highest order is happening in this spare room that needs to be a nursery quick. It's still builder's white and there isn't even a crib yet! The homeowners are passionate travelers who love color, but need help bringing these elements into the baby's room.

Did You Know?
Exposure to yellow is thought to increase IQ so it's a popular color for libraries.

Green in a room makes us feel nurtured and secure.