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Transitioned nursery from gender neutral room for firstborn son to gender neutral for second-born daughter.
My son's original gender-neutral nursery was a delight, but when he moved into his big-boy room after we found out we were having a girl, I knew I wanted to transition it, but still keep it gender neutral without breaking the bank. We needed to keep the crib, dresser, bookshelves, wall color and FLOR tiles, yet still make the space all my daughter's own.
I like classic design with a touch of modernity. Usually I achieve this through interesting details that include anything from organic pieces to things with a bit more bling.
The FLOR tiles are from http://www.flor.com
Crib is Pottery Barn Kids, Skylar: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/skylar-crib/?pkey=bcribs
Dresser is Pottery Barn Kids, Kendall extra wide: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/kendall-extra-wide-dresser/?pkey=bdressers-nightstands
Roman shades and pendant light are from RHBaby and Child: http://rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod261150&categoryId=rhbc_cat327028 - http://rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod261150&categoryId=rhbc_cat327028
Capiz shell mobile and sea fan art - DIY
Ocean print - by Irene Suchoki of Eye Poetry: http://www.eyepoetryshop.com/collections/landscapes/products/on-some-faraway-beach
Knit baby blanket - courtesy of my mom's hands
the large canvas by Irene Suchoki is so amazingly beautiful and serene and is the showstopper in the room. I got it from One Kings Lane on super duper sale and am so glad I spotted it because it truly makes the room. It is attached with many, many things and once the crib is lowered to its lowest position it is unreachable by even my son who is as big as a small 4 year old.
Layering a room is a process, but if the bones of the room are well thought out, than all you need to do to update it is switch out the layers. That's how we were able to transition this already beautiful, gender neutral space for our son to a different gender neutral space for our daughter that is equally as lovely.