7.22.2014

Gender Neutral Nursery

Happy Tuesday babes!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  

Today I am excited to share an initial inspiration board for a gender neutral nursery!  

One of my good friends is expecting, but is not finding out the sex of the baby ahead of time.  When she asked me for help with the nursery I was flattered and also giddy with excitement!  Y'all know I'm a wannabe interior designer, so having the chance to actually play decorator start to finish in a space is a huge deal to me!

The mama to be came over last night and I shared this board with her.  I'm delighted to share that she loves it, and we had so much fun planning and discussing for hours.

To give you a bit of background...

I'm not a big fan of nurseries that scream baby; rather I prefer spaces that can grow with baby into childhood.  

From the start, I knew I wanted a pale lime for the walls.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate a good mix of colors and patterns.  

After that, the biggest piece of inspiration came when I found that fun zebra head at none other than the Serena & Lily.  Y'all know about my love for zebra in all things decor (see here), but you may not realize that I also am a proponent of using black and white accents to ground a space that is filled with lots of other colors, textures, and patterns.  That being said, the zebra head was a no-brainer as a focal point for my design. From there, the board kind of evolved on its own.  Turquoise and lime is one of my favorite color combinations and I thought orange was a good gender neutral accent color.  If designing the space for a girl, I would have made bright pink the accent.

Finally, I wanted to be sure to incorporate pieces that could later be adapted to other spaces within the home:  A baby is only going to need a nursery for 2-3 years, so spending lots of money on pieces for that short time frame isn't ideal.  For example, rather than going for a traditional changing table, I felt a dresser was the more logical choice.  That gorgeous regency style dresser can stay in the room for years to come, but would be equally fabulous styled in an entryway.  
Well, what do you think?

What is your nursery style?

I can't wait to continue to update you over the next several months on the nursery's progress!

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Have a great day!

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13 comments:

  1. love it! definitely a room the baby can grow into.

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! That little bundle of joy would be very happy snoozing away in there

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  3. Love it! Ps..... Love that Currey and Co light! I saw it at Lighting market in Dallas last year and it is to die for!

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  4. Love that room!! Can't wait to see pics of it put together!!

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  5. Love it! And love that dresser as well...would be great for a changing table, but you're right...would also look great in an entryway!

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  6. I think planning a nursery would be so much fun! I like the idea of including neutrals and softer colors that will grow with the little one. How sweet of you to do this for your friend!

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  7. Beautiful! I love the choices - subtle and coordinating. Well done (as always!)

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  8. You did a great job!! I love all the pieces and especially all the colors! It's a perfect gender neutral nursery that allows a little one to grow (and a patterned chair is always good for hiding spills, spit ups, and well, leakage ;) )!

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  9. So in LOVE with all of this, such a great job! That zebra and chair are my favorite! I have an extra starburst mirror that could be spray painted gold btw if she wants to use it!

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  10. What an adorable nursery! And I agree, when I have kids, I don't want a childish nursery... I will be calling you in ten years for help with that ;)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  11. This is perfect! Most gender neutral nurseries are always so blah but I love how you brought color into this. Will you create mine one day ha!?! I don't want to find out what we are having either...when the time comes! You have such cute, practical taste!

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  12. I need you to come help me with my house. I am not good at putting things together! I'm struggling with the lack of personality in my living room and bedroom and have NO IDEA where to start!

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  13. Love all of the pieces and that chair would be enjoyed for years to come! Good job!

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