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Vintage Circus Nursery

by Jennifer Grasso
(Pasadena, Ca.)

Vintage Circus Nursery

Vintage Circus Nursery

The inspiration for my Vintage Circus Nursery came from some vintage posters I found. I was having a difficult time picking a theme for my baby boy's nursery. I didn't want to do anything that was too common or too babyish. I also wanted to stick with the look of our 1904 home.

I had a million ideas for a girl's room but I was blessed with a son instead. So I decided to go onto Ebay for some vintage inspiration.

I spotted these vintage Barnum and Bailey and Ringling Brothers circus posters. Perfect! I thought. Vintage Circus.

So, I ordered repro circus prints framed in antique white frames, painted the room like a tent, and then shopped for circus theme tin toys and vintage trinkets to display on the book shelf.

vintage circus nursery

vintage circus nursery

The palette is red, white, dusty blue, and chocolate brown which is also vintage in feel.

The red striped pillows hint towards popcorn boxes and circus tents while the vintage wooden circus mobile (also found on Ebay) gets straight to the point.

vintage circus nursery

vintage circus nursery

Vintage Circus Nursery

If you want to create a circus nursery, check out ababy.com's circus fun theme section - you get 10% discount if you buy any three or more items from the same theme!

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by: E. Tuck

Gosh, I wish I could be this creative. This sure is a lucky child that has this room. Great job! And congrats on your new addition. One of the best nurseries I have seen - celebrity, professional designer, all of those - this is at the top of my all-time-favorites list. Again...WOW!

Paint Colors
by: Anonymous

This is gorgeous. Would you mind sharing your paint colors?

So awesome!
by: Stephanie Christine

This is by far the best entry! It is unique and not "store bought"! The cool thing about it is that the theme will carry on until your baby boy is 5+. You won't have to trade it for something less "babyish." I love it!

So cute
by: Anonymous

I love this room it is so sweet! Have you ever considered adding some animals to the wall like elephants or bears on balls?

Alice's Little Darling
by: Knotso Yung Nomo

You did a great job. Fran and Alice are lucky to have such a talented Daughter In Law. All the room needs now is a picture of Grandfather Fran in his circus shoes.

by: Nina Underwood

The nursery is beautiful. Love the colors and the tent idea is so creative!

What little one doesn't love the circus!
by: Anonymous

Wonderful idea and very well done!

Under the Big Top
by: Michael

The tent facade is ingenious, and I am sure all stuffed animals will feel right at home in the circus big top. Awesome.

Classic craftmanship & excellent design
by: Maggie

This room is wonderful! The colors are soothing,yet the design is vibrant. The ceiling treatment is exceptional and the walls are very clever. This room will keep the baby's attention for a long time, and not drive Mom and Dad crazy at 2am......

by: Tobey

Amazing. I love it! Is that Dwell bedding?

Great Job!
by: Connie

How cute. Bet he sleeps like an angel in this great room!

Cheerful, Pleasant, Bright
by: Alice

All of the above, would love to see the rest of the room with all of the baby furniture.

by: Billie

Looks very high end! It's Gorgeous!!

Gorgeous Job!
by: Sam

Wow! The painted circus tent turned out spectacular!

Thanks for your Vintage Circus Nursery Entry
by: Helen

Wow - what a wonderfully original idea - it turned out beautifully!

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