I wanted a non-themed but girly room that would age well as Gretchen grows up. I wanted to DIY what I could (art, linens, refinishing my childhood dresser) while also investing in quality pieces that will hold up for future children (crib, glider, bookshelves).
The fabric! I had a general color scheme in mind but once I found the fabric for the curtains and crib skirt I officially had my jumping off point (channeling my inner Sarah Richardson!) The colors and circles in the fabric are repeated throughout many of elements of the room.
I lean towards modern and love pops of color.
paint colors: benjamin moore smoke (walls) and supple pink (closet)
crib: Franklin & Ben Liberty 3 in 1
glider: Best Chairs Quinn in gravel
bookshelf: Madison from PBK
floating shelves: Paxton Shelves from West Elm
crib skirt/curtain fabric: Dena Designs Kumari Garden Floral Circles in Pink
pink pouf and nod chair: Land of Nod
bird mobile: etsy seller littlenestbox
polka dot storage bins: Itso from Target
The pennant banner sewn by my best friend, I picked out the fabrics and she did the rest. Looking at it always makes me smile and wish she were here.
If you want to avoid a themed nursery, focus on fabric. Fabrics are one of the best places to draw your inspiration and pull a non-themed nursery together.