African Inspired Nursery
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The Collaborative – African inspired nursery

African inspired nursery

This theme has always been my favourite nursery theme. Both my kids had a version of an African inspired nurseries. All our fellow South African suppliers had some awesome contributions for this room.

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The colour scheme was a wash of white and natural colours with pops of green coming from the Lielies kids nest, the Madiba doll from Fox and Moon and the pillows in the crib. Animals have been a very big feature in the nursery trends and nothing beats some of South Africa’s most loved animals. The Drakensberg shelf made an appearance again, and was a perfect fit for this room. By utilising items like the very trendy belly basket in a natural rattan displayed some of the top softy designs in the South Africa.

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I made DIY storage jars with Consol jars to use on the changing table to store cotton and ear buds. These can also be seen my son’s nursery reveal. They also make very good hiding places for “dabbits”.

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The room as a whole turned out to be gorgeous.


We did a second setup with the same room with some additional products that can work well with this room.


Photo credit: Phillip Beukes from Philography

Supplier details:


Annapatat Kids: Website 


Bokaloli baby range: 

Crochet sheep: R45 each
Wooden Ellies: R60


Cozi Cot: Website



Fox and Moon

Fox & Moon: Website 

Madiba Doll:

Printed Animal pillows:

La Fede

 La Fede: Website 

MoneyBox R300
Ellies R250
Ellie wall hook:
Wooden Camera R165
Rufus R260
Pandas R260
Moose R320
Giraffe large

Giraffe sml
Ellie softie

square-logo-liLittle Interiors: Website 

Prints: R150 each
Print Frames: R180 each
High contrast dangles: R90 each
Changing mat frame: R260
Wood Floor frame: R380
Playmat: R900 (please see the final design here)


Lielies décor: Facebook 

Lielies kids nest R1000
Selfsitting pillow
Soft crib 


Oh So Charming:

Original Illustrations: POR

Dabbits: POR


My tiny teepee: Email 

Nostalgie Textiles

Nostalgie Textiles: Website 

Pillows: R300 each

Vintage LivingVintage Living Design Co: Website 

Drakensber Shelfie: R400
Giraffe lamp: R350

img_8288Ripleycatco: Website | Facebook (Ripleycatco) | Instagram (@ripleycatco)

Nature Pixie Green Skin R250
Mini Bohemian Princess Ginger R150
Black Mermaid and Manatee R300
Reven Queen R250
Mini Bohemian Princes Shades of White R175

img_8293Wooden Doodles:

Cube Robot: R165 (s), R195 (m), R225 (l)
Crochet Robot: R225 (s). R285 (l)
House: R110 (s), R120 (m), R130  (l)
Bunny: R165 each
Buttonheads: R195 each

img_8308Work of heart: 

Animal block set R225


MrpHome: Website


Rose gold string lights
Rose gold planter
Hanging planter

Please feel free to share what you loved about this room, in the comments.

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I am extremely passionate about creating stylish spaces that not only promote growing and learning but spaces that grow with your child. Apart from creating gorgeous, functional spaces I love doing DIY projects and I am devoted to share tips and tricks to create a happy and healthy home for the whole family.