We did not find out the gender of our baby, so we created a gender neutral nursery that could work for a boy or a girl. We ended up having a boy, and he loves his room!
Our house is from the 50's, and my husband and I love mid-century design; so we definitely had this in mind when designing the nursery. We wanted a baby room that would work with the rest of our house, as well as being a warm place to welcome our baby home to.
Modern eclectic. We love mid-century modern, but also like to add in traditional pieces as well. We also love mixing new and old together, which is exactly what we did in this room.
The room we chose for the nursery has no plain walls, so we did not have a choice to create a true feature wall. It was tough choosing the furniture arrangement with the two large windows and three doors (entry, closet and bathroom) taking up precious wall space, but we finally figured it out. We also wanted to have a twin size bed in the room for parental snoozes.
First the crib, I was torn between the one we received (BabyMod from Walmart.com) and the Babyletto Hudson. The BabyMod was much lower in price, and after a little research, I found out it's actually manufactured by the same company as the Babyletto. After learning that, I could not justify the retail difference and went with the BabyMod. I do not regret my decision at all.
All of the fabrics were purchased online from either Fabricworm.com or Fabric.com. The theme fabric is from the Monaluna Circa 52 line, which I think is no longer available. The polka dot and trellis fabric is Premier Prints. I made the bedskirt, crib quilt, sheet savers, quilt on the twin bed, accent pillows and the ottoman cover.
The dresser is one of our most favorite finds. It's a vintage piece we found in the Design District, and I think it was the only affordable piece in the showroom.
The bookcase, rocker, mirror, and ottoman were all re-purposed from other places in the house. The ottoman was actually my grandmother's, and I'm glad we found a place for it in such a special room.
The Beatrix Potter prints were something that I actually bought well before I even thought about having a baby, and I hoarded them for over 10 years. The frames are from the Ribba line at Ikea, and the day we went shopping they were on clearance for a $1. I had planned to paint them, but after getting them up we actually liked the dark wood color in the room. The song quotes, which were important songs played at our wedding, are from Etsy.
The mirror bird mobile was a find from Homegoods, purchased way before I was pregnant. The crib mobile was a gift, the brand is Migi and is available at Target.com.
The dachshund lamp is from Urban Outfitters, and was a gift as well.
The book shelves are Umbra purchased from The Container Store.
The paint color is Benjamin Moore, Filtered Sunlight.
My most favorite item is the crib quilt. I make these blankets for friends all the time, and it meant so much to me to make one for my own baby. I love the print that I chose, it's the perfect blend of whimsy and cute. I think it adds that little bit of fun that the room needed, without make it themey. The dachshund lamp is pretty great too. Especially since we have two real ones in the house.
My advice would be to create a room that you will love to be in. It's most likely the only room you will have 100% choices on for your child. It's ok to re-purpose items from your home, and it actually kept the room very personal for us.