We had so much fun designing a simple, modern, gender neutral nursery. With a gray foundation to work from, we knew it would look great with any blue or pink accents that might come our way after baby was born. Today, we have a beautiful two-month old girl who loves the bright and cheerful room whether she is getting her diaper changed or sitting in the rocking chair listening to her favorite stories.
Our inspiration was chevron patterns and giraffes.
Paint Color: Secret Passage by Olympic Paint
Bedding: Carousel Designs (http://www.babybedding.com/gray-and-yellow-zig-zag-nursery-decor)
Crib Skirt: DIY Project from Young House Love (http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/03/nursery-progress-skirting-the-issue/) using gray zig zag fabric from Carousel Designs
Crib: BabyMod ParkLane
Dresser: Babyletto Modo Changing Table
Glider: Reagan Glider Rocker with Ottoman and Side Table in Dark Brown finish
Closet Storage: Ikea Expedit
Closet Dividers: DIY project from Blissfully Domestic (http://blissfullydomestic.com/fun-bliss/crafts-fun-bliss/baby-closet-dividers/24240/9)
Wall Decal: Etsy Shop, Tweetheartwallart (http://www.etsy.com/listing/59276882/tree-with-birds-and-nest-vinyl-wall)
I love the DIY items and the tree wall decal.
We used a bulletin board and pinned our favorite items to it as we came across them (from patterns to paint colors to furniture to inspirational sayings, frames, stuffed animals, etc.). When we felt we had enough we went though and selected the main inspiration and all the items that would accent and incorporate the main inspiration (in our case the chevron bedding and giraffes). I think this is a great way to bring your dream nursery to life.