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I am happy to announce that I am pregnant with baby number two! And now that my morning sickness is subsiding, I’m smiling again and the pep is back in my step!  In about two weeks, I’ll learn the sex of my baby. I cannot wait to get this nursery makeover underway. I hope you’ll follow along as I flip flop between design ideas, select colors and search high and low for more inspiring decor.

Image via Domino

Image via Domino

In the meantime, I’ve been dreaming up gender-neutral design boards in my head and a buttery yellow is calling for me.  I’ve been searching for everything and anything yellow. I eventually had to stop and ask myself, “If yellow is so mellow, why is it so aggravating searching for fabulous yellow inspired nurseries on the worldwide web? And why are some people telling me that a yellow room represents depression? Here are few inspiring designs that are certain to delight both baby and me.

Image via Benjamin Moore contestant. Visit to vote and win!

Image via Benjamin Moore contestant. Visit to vote for this nursery and win!

Image via Serena & Lily

Image via Serena & Lily

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  1. […] que lindo queda, no me canso de mirar fuente  y de esta cocina, que me dicen? fuente un cuarto infantil, muy diferente a lo que estamos acostumbradas a ver en las revistas deco argentinas fuente […]

  2. avatar Nikki says:

    Hi! I love the picture of the room with the yellow stripes on the ceiling. Would you be able to find out where that dresser is from? I’ve been looking for a dresser for my son’s room, and I love that navy/black one!

  3. […] a million different ideas, but ultimately I circled back to my very first love of YELLOW as blogged here when I announced my pregnancy. And all of these rooms…. Photos via Domino, Sharon Taylor […]

  4. avatar Aimee Pastoor says:

    PLEASE!!!! tell me what the color in the second photo is!!!!

  5. avatar Annette D says:

    The room is so bright and cheery! I love it!

  6. avatar Jeff says:

    These rooms are so nice looking. I wish I could decorate like this!
    Absolutely beautiful!

    Great article!


  7. […] believe it. The design part of my brain immediately thought, “So much for my black, white and yellow inspired girl nursery” but the next thought was “Yay for bunkbeds”! While this is totally […]

  8. […] believe it. The design part of my brain immediately thought, “So much for my black, white and yellow inspired girl nursery” but the next thought was “Yay for bunkbeds”! While this is totally […]

  9. avatar deb says:

    I love the idea of a yellow nursery. i think the white and yellow stripes are very striking.
    I would like to where you bought the crib and the dresser from?

  10. avatar Sarah says:

    that first picture is so beautiful!

  11. avatar Rebecca says:

    Yippee!!!! I am soooo excited for you! This will be fun to watch your nursery evolve. Did I mention to you we are having a boy?? Let the designing begin! Congrats!

  12. avatar Sara says:

    We just received a referral for a beautiful 5 week old baby from Ethiopia last week. I’m leaning toward a yellow nursery, too! So glad I found your site!

  13. Love love love yellow in a nursery! Glad to see my blog friend Wanderluster’s nursery featured! It is beautiful!

  14. Congrats!
    I love the idea of a yellow nursery! I think it’s bright and cheery, and definitely a good stimulating color for a young mind. ;)

  15. Thank you everyone for your beautiful comments! I so appreciate your support and the support you have shown to our little blog here, Project Nursery! XO, Melisa

  16. First off this Grammy to be is glad you are feeling better! Congrats…and oh the joy of finding out…girl or boy! Looks to me with a yellow room the “new” little sunshine in your life will be very happy! We’re wprking on the nursery for my new Gran-babe due November 1st! This is so fun….we have a 100 percent pink confirmation that a princess is coming to our world! Will follow to see what your next babe is! Again to all in your lil family…yellow sunshine…and rainbows too!

  17. avatar Jill says:

    Congrats Melisa!!! So exciting! I CANNOT wait to see the nursery design and would love to see the process devlelop – so yes, please share! (Love the nursery pics featured here, too!) Wish you the best, Jill.

  18. avatar Emily says:

    Congratulations! I love the sunny yellow!

  19. avatar wanderluster says:

    How funny… I’ve visited your site for inspiration for my nursery and was just going to submit the finished room for your Real Rooms gallery… when what do I see in your blog post but my pics :) That’s my room I submitted for the Benjamin Moore contest. You can see the transformation of the room, and new pics of the finished window seat, on my blog

    Congratulations on your news! Whether boy or girl, I think yellow is a perfect nursery colour. Its a sunny backdrop with the morning light and a soothing space at night with the curtains drawn. And it works well with so many other colours. Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with your nursery!

  20. Congratulations! I, too, was inspired by the Jenna Lyons (black,white, yellow) nursery in Domino for my gender-neutral baby room. The utility of being able to raise our babies in the same nursery was highly attractive. In fact I recently featured my finished product on my blog ( Feel free to take a peak.I “shout out” PN all the time.

  21. avatar Casey says:

    Congratulations!! I’m a big fan of yellow too

  22. Congratulations, Melisa! I am so happy for you!! I LOVE the yellow! The Serena & Lily room is one of my favorites….pink & yellow…YUM! I will be looking forward to seeing what you come up with! Whatever it is will be fabulous, I’m sure!

  23. avatar PA says:

    Love the yellow! Looking for yellow crib bedding myself but it so difficult to find and nice bright modern yellow!

  24. avatar AEOT says:

    Many congratulations! I love hearing such wonderful news. Yellow is a great color for a nursery, and I love the yellow and white striped ceiling above! How wonderful to look at and how visually stimulating when lying in a crib.

  25. avatar Beth says:

    Congratulations Melisa!!!! How exciting. Great choice with the yellow and I know your baby’s nursery will be stylish and unique. I truly love the bright yellow with black nursery in today’s post!

  26. avatar Jessica says:

    Congratulations Melisa!! How exciting! I love yellow and think it is really fresh and different in the nursery sea of pink, blue and green (especially the yellow in that nursery photo you posted). Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  27. Congratulations!! I love the yellow rooms! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  28. avatar Glen says:

    Congratulations on your lovely news! ..
    Yellow is one of my favourite Nursery/Baby colours and blends beautifully with Pink or Blue so whether you have a boy or a girl your accessory additions will just add to the beauty.. I never think of Yellow as depressing , quite the opposite I think of it as sunny and delightful, bright and fresh
    Whatever you decide to do I’m sure it will be inspirational xx