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Get The Look: 6 high-street buys to recreate Rachel's two-tone nursery
Rachel had some fun with colour and accessories in this space. Here’s how to steal her style.

Each week, we step inside a reader’s home, and indulge in some copycat behaviour, creating a shopping list inspired by their interior style.

This week, we’re making friends with giraffes and caterpillars in this nursery, designed by Rachel Graham (@rachel_at_number_four) for the newest addition to her family, a baby girl.

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“I wanted this space to be calming and still fun,” says Rachel, who picked up the animal teddies in H&M Home and Sostrene Grene. Items like the cane storage unit – found on a buy-and-sell site – add extra personality and character.

The feature wall behind the cot combines two colours: Setting Plaster from Farrow & Ball (the pink) and Valspar Paint’s Amazonian (the orange/rust) to create an earthy, warm feel.

The nursery is tiny, so I just did one wall in colour and left the rest of the room white, so as not to dominate the space. I tried to accessorise with pops of yellow, rusts and pinks to tie in with the wall colour.

Other shops and sites Rachel visited when designing her daughter’s first bedroom included Fern Living, Anthropololgie – and her local print shop, who helped Rachel turn the sunny image she’d found on Shutterstock into a cheerful wall hanging.

Want to recreate Rachel’s ideas for one of the smaller members of your family (or indeed, for yourself)? Here are six items to consider adding to your basket…

1. Collapsible basket, €8, Penneys

Rachel’s space features an array of cylindrical baskets in varying sizes. This one can be shortened to a squatter, smaller basket too.

Untitled design (18) Penneys Penneys

2. Giraffe Rattan Storage Basket, €84, Oliver Bonas

Definitely a splurge item, but one that’ll add character, fun and storage potential to your baby’s nursery. A handy way to store toys and spare clothes.

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3. Baby Benny Cat Cushion, €40, A by Amara

Add fun and character to your little one’s room with this cat-shaped cushion, which will certainly double up as a cuddly toy.

Untitled design (19) A by Amara A by Amara

4. OYOY Lollipop Mobile, €58, Amara

Just like Rachel’s pompom garland, this mobile adds a burst of colour, with a retro sweetshop vibe thanks to the lollipop shapes.

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5. Clair de Lune Chevron Blanket, €32, Littlewoods

Colour and comfort come first in Rachel’s nursery, and you can achieve the same feeling in your home with a bright blanket to use in a cot or bed, like this vibrant chevron-striped option from Littlewoods.

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6. Square Wicker Basket, €12.99, Home Sense

For nappies, babygros, muslins or toys, you can’t go wrong with some wicker baskets, and Rachel has made sure to fit a few of them in her daughter’s bedroom.

Untitled design (24) Home Sense Home Sense

More readers’ homes: 6 interiors buys inspired by Gillian’s coffee-and-reading nook>

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