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Design Reveal: Taking the Neutral out of Gender Neutral

This week, we are so excited to share one of our new nursery designs!  We completed this gender neutral nursery for a client in Southern California and couldn’t wait to share with the Project Nursery community…

For this nursery design, we tackled what seems to be one of the toughest things to do: to create a nursery that either a boy or girl could love.  Throughout the process of designing this nursery (which took about 3 1/2 months from starting the nursery design to finishing the installation), we worked with the expecting Mom on finding items that would make her gender neutral nursery into a chic room that would truly be unisex.

colorful baby room

As with many of our nursery design projects, we spent much of our time creating custom pieces.  This nursery is decked out in floor to ceiling custom items: the Newport Cottages crib was custom upholstered to match the custom made sleeper sofa.

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We created custom gender neutral crib bedding with coordinating textiles throughout the room (pillows, changing pad covers, blackout curtain panels, etc…).

gender neutral crib bedding

Even the area rug was custom made, as were the wall decals, and the wall monogram over the crib.

green blue taupe baby nursery ideas

At Little Crown Interiors, one of our favorite tricks for a gender neutral design is to leave space for items to be placed after the baby is born to make the design more personal.  In this case, you might notice that the wall monogram is missing in the video – this is because we didn’t know the name at the time we completed the design.  There was also room left on the wall over the sofa so that the new Mom could add some special items for her baby.  Here’s the rendering we used to help her imagine what the room would look like before it was done:

nursery design by Little Crown Interiors

So, our Project Nursery readers – let’s hear what you have to say!  Got any tips for other Moms who are working on gender neutral rooms?  Do you think our room could be home to a boy or girl equally?  Please post your comments – we’d love to hear your thoughts…

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