Preston’s Gender Neutral Nursery

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  • Artwork2/10
  • Ceiling Fixture3/10
  • Customized Bedding4/10
  • Grow Strong Banner5/10
  • Additional artwork6/10
  • "P"7/10
  • Photo Prints8/10
  • Workspace9/10
  • The Boys10/10
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Description

Gender neutral nursery for a baby boy with accents of dark brown and teal.

Design Inspiration

This is my third son. We have a 3 & 5 year old and I also have a 15 year old step son...so let's just say our lives are a bit crazy. When looking for some inspiration I wanted something clean, different and with no fuss. I had been looking for gender nuetral images finally came up with a custom inspiration board which was really served as a guide throughout the process. I also intended on combining the nursery with my own workspace.  I work from home, running a candy and dessert table buisness so it was important for me to combine my two loves, my son and my buisness into one space.

Decorating Style

It's amazing how your style can evolve over the years. For my first two children, I was all about the bright colors, wallpaper...frogs. This time around, I wanted to take a much more modern approach without taking away from having the room feel like Preston's. A challenging balance, but I'm happy to say I achieved it.

Project Details

I had such a great time working with some wonderful vendors for this project. First major purchase was the bedding and it was great to go through fabric choices until I found something that worked. Nursery bedding has come a long way but with gender nuetral options, I still found it limiting. Ceiling Fixture (LOVE this fixture):  www.landofnod.com Rug: www.rugsusa.com Katie Bug Creative Bedding: http://www.etsy.com/people/KatieBugCreativity Kingston Krafts Faux Metal Letter: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KingstonKrafts?ref=seller_info Burlap Banner: http://www.etsy.com/shop/expressionsindesign

Favorite Items

Gosh...this is hard. I would have to say two things, one, the "paper airplane artwork" my mother graciously did for me and second, the bedding. Both pieces provided great sources of inspiration and I love bringing in sentimental pieces such as the artwork.

Advice

Go with your gut instinct. I got a lot skeptics when I said my room was going to be beige, brown and teal but sometimes you have to go with it--my inspiration board was constantly being updated and provided me with a great guide. Also decide upfront what your "big ticket" items will be. I completely understand how budgets can go out the window so it was really important (on my end) to stick with what I was going to splurge on (bedding; ceiling fixture) and where I would be resourceful.

8 Comments

  1. 1

    I love this room! The neutral wall colors really work well with the teal blue accents. What were the wall colors that you used?

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    Josh,

    So funny you are asking this question! My husband just reminded me of all the hard work it took HIM to paint it! LOL!

    Lighter color: Benjamin Moore; AF-95 HUSH
    Darker color: Benjamin Moore; AF-135 INTERLUDE

    Yes, Benjamin Moore is a splurge, but we’ve been using it for years in our home and have always been happy with the results.

  3. 3

    I love the colors! And I like that you made it into a multi-functional space, being a nursery and home office all in one. And that picture of the older boys is just adorable. I can just imagine the chaos of your testosterone-full household! LOL.

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    Whitney,

    It was by designer Wendy Bellissimo. They used to sell her line at Baby’s R Us but I don’t see it there anymore. LOVE the crib–has been through two other boys and still holding up wonderfully. Sorry I can’t be of more help! Good luck!

  6. 6

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    My husband and I love the stripe(s) you painted on the wall in this nursery. We are in the process of deciding how to paint our son’s room and would love to know how large the main stripe and the smaller stripes are that you painted here.

    Thank you,
    Jennifer

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