Baby Rooms, Furniture, Tips & Trends, Wall Decor

Transitioning a Nursery from Boy to Girl

A few months ago a client hired me (Andrika King Design) to help her create a transitional room for her toddler and to re-fresh the nursery.  Her son was just over a year old and she was pregnant with their second child, a little girl.  This week I’ll show you the updated nursery and I’ll share the photos of the boy’s toddler room in my next post.

Most of the large pieces in the room were staying in the nursery such as the Ikea Expedit bookshelves, the Monte Luca glider & the dresser from Room & Board.  The little boy loved his crib so that was moving with him to the other room.  We needed a replacement crib, and we chose the Ikea Gulliver crib for its clean lines, inexpensive price, and small footprint.  The mom works for Blik wall graphics and has a wonderful eye for design.  She originally had the decal graphics on the wall custom designed in an oversized print in green and blue. Since they looked so great and we didn’t want to take them down, we had a few stars and a wagon decal made in a bubble gum pink to add a girly touch.  The new bedding is a combination of a custom sheet and pillow made with Amy Butler fabrics and a bumper and skirt from the Serena & Lily Nursery Basics collection.

Helpful hint: When changing the decor from one gender to another in a room which is to serve the same function, it is easiest to change the artwork and bedding.

For more images and source information on the items in this nursery, please visit the Project Nursery gallery HERE.

A special thank you to Life Iz Photography for taking these wonderful images.  If you live in Southern California and want the true emotional essence of your family photographed, this is the photographer for you.


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    Really love the look so far, just not mad about the wall decals.
    Recently came across beautiful decals by pop & lolli … have you had a look at these?

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    For my part, I love the decals in this room… playful, whimsical, BUT clean looking. It’s cool that you only added the girly touches, yet it looks like that they all came together.

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    I agree with you that it is easiest to change the bedding and the artwork. It’s much cheaper too to retain the existing furniture and just work around them, or repaint/refurbish them for the transition. I think that you did a great job for this room, Andrika… thanks for sharing!

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    I can’t wait to see what this room looked like before :) Thanks for sharing your work with me :)

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