Last week, I shared two gender neutral nursery design directions my sister and I were considering for her baby-to-be’s nursery — the Neutral Nursery and the Woodland Nursery. Which one was your favorite?
My goal with both concepts was to create a space that both mom and dad will love. I can only imagine the amount of time they’ll be spending in this room so they better enjoy being in it! So as much as I want the nursery to be sweet and soft to suit a baby, I also wanted to ensure we struck a balance with more grown-up elements that the parents won’t tire of quickly. Of course, no matter how well it’s designed, the room is bound to change and evolve once we meet my new niece or nephew and learn more about their personality and watch them grow up.
But now it’s time for the reveal… did you see my Instagram spoiler?
My sister selected the Neutral Nursery as the winning design!
With that decision made, my next step was to create an e-design of how I envisioned the furniture and decor elements coming together to fill the space. I couldn’t be more excited about how this one turned out!
The bold rug, the pops of color, and the facets of gray — there’s just so much to love! The mix of patterns and textures give the room a youthful, vibrant feel that’s fit for a baby but none of the elements on their own are overly “cutesy” or too childish. In fact, many of these pieces, especially that floral pillow, which was part of our initial inspiration, could easily be used in other, more adult spaces, too. That’s a total win in my book!
But possibly my favorite part of this design is that we are really focused on combining old and new elements. Tight budgets are a reality for most of us and finding ways to remix or rethink pieces you already have can be the key to designing a new space. In the case of this nursery, my sister inherited a dark dresser from her MIL and although we had some reservations at first, we brainstormed a few ways to style it as a changing table and ensure it would work within the nursery. Think cute gold drawer pulls and a lot of fun accents on top and around it. She also selected items for her registry–and have since received a few generous gifts–that will help tie the details of the room together and bring our vision to life.
And of course, like any good sister and interior designer, I have a few surprises up my sleeve that I’m not revealing in the e-design just yet. It’s killing me to keep them a secret because they are THAT good, I’m telling you! But, saving them will make the finishing touches and the final room reveal even more special for my sister and brother-in-law.
From ordering art pieces on Etsy, researching baby products, and even choosing paint colors together, this been such a fun, collaborative project to work on with my sister. I can’t wait to see it come together in a few weeks and share how it looks IRL in another few weeks!
Room Details & Sources
Paint color: Sherwin Williams “Big Chill”
Rug: Homespun Trellis Rug via Rugs USA
Crib: Delta Bentley S Series via Amazon
Floor Lamp: Threshold via Target
Curtains: Line Up Curtains via Land of Nod
Glider: Dutalier Glider + Ottoman Combo in Light Grey Modern via Amazon
Floral Pillow: Threshold via Target
LOVE Print: Custom order from Twiddle & Tweet via Etsy
Elephant Print: Mary’s Flower Garden via Etsy
Star Wars Print: by Bubbly Design Co. (contact me for info)
Floral Watercolor: Kelly Ventura via Etsy
Toy Bin: Loop Design Studio via Etsy
You Are My Sunshine Canvas: Inspired by Chic Home Baby
Bookends: Wool Felt Animals via Restoration Hardware