Our Version of a Gender Neutral Nursery

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Description

This is our version of a gender neutral room! The iron full bed was my great, great grandmothers. The rocker was my aunt's nursing rocker we refurbished. We found the moon, iron star and paper flowers in Cabo San Lucas on different trips. Kermit was a gift from my dad in high school because Kermit was my "boyfriend" when I was a baby. Everything else was pieced together from here and there!

Design Inspiration

The moon (from Cabo San Lucas) and the spread at the end of the full bed (from ABC Carpet & Home in NYC) were our color inspiration.  We knew we wanted to keep the full bed in the room so that had to be coordinated.  And once we started with the bright colors, we felt the room should be grounded with dark walls and some metallic/modern accessories like the mirrored dresser from Z'Gallerie and the Metal Side Table from Four Hands Home in Austin, TX.  I wanted it to feel like a really fun guest room... that a baby happened to live in.

Decorating Style

Leftovers!!  My whole house is filled with my parents' and grandparents' furniture and art painted by my great aunt.  I'm trying to fill in holes with modern accessories to give it an eclectic feel.

Project Details

Lowe's is my place for paint and I used the Valspar brand.  The walls are "Mark Twain House Bark", ceiling is "Cream in my Coffee" and trim is "Tequila."  Thirsty yet??

Z'Gallerie for the mirrored dresser:  http://www.zgallerie.com/p-1285-borghese-mirrored-3-drawer-dresser.aspx

Crib purchased from Baby Coco in Austin, TX: http://www.babycoco.com/furniture/Nassau_Crib_Cribs_furniture.html

Also from Baby Coco... jeweled picture frame, green and white pillows on bed, milk glass lamp on small table by brown chair and baby bedding (Serena & Lily bumper and sheets, custom bedskirt).

Henri Bendel piggy bank was a gift from my mom:  http://www.henribendel.com/

Favorite Items

My favorite item has to be the moon and then the star.  I had the moon for four years before I ever had anything to DO with it.  My mom had the star in a crate for even longer than that and IT never had a place either.  Now they are both in the perfect room!

Advice

Start with one or two pieces that go together and work out from there.  Don't be afraid of color!  I think my friends were really skeptical of all my wild, crazy colors... but it came together.  At least I think so!  :)

5 Comments

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    Love how bold the walls art — such a refreshing change from traditional baby wall color and sooo perfect for the gender-neutral room!

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    Love the subdued lighting. It’s very romantic. And I love the earth tones. And you know what I love the most? The fact that a lot in this room are leftovers! It should teach people that you make something nice and pretty out of otherwise discarded items.

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