Nursery Inspired by Where the Wild Things Are

A Playful, Wild Nursery, Complete With a Life-Size Gator!

A Playful, Wild Nursery, Complete With a Life-Size Gator!

We've featured many an amazing nursery and kid's room, but this is the first room we've seen with a life-size, nonstuffed alligator! Lisa Hershman of Play Chic Interiors went all out for this nursery design, created for the Cedar Knolls Design Show House in Laurel Hollow, NY, and inspired by one of her favorite children's books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.

"I couldn't get enough of Sendak's fantastical sketches when I was a child, and I can't now!" Lisa says. "As soon as I saw this wallpaper from Cole and Son, I was instantly transported — and I knew that visitors to the show house would be, too. To make a big impact, I papered all four walls with the Chiavi Segrete print and used an antique mirror pattern, also from Cole and Son, for the ceiling. Since the room was fairly small, the result was an all-encompassing feeling of coziness, meant to transport the viewer into a fantasy land.

"More practically speaking, however, another goal of this room was to illustrate to people that you can design a gender-neutral nursery that is neither boring nor blah. Yep, this is not a blah room," Lisa continues. Keep clicking to check out all the decidedly nonblah details, photographed by Raquel Bianca Creative.

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