I honestly rarely design gender neutral nurseries. Most of my clients find out the gender of their new baby, so this nursery was a first. These clients live in a beautiful Tudor style home in Los Angeles and chose to use a small, almost-office space as a nursery. The idea was that this would always be the nursery, no matter how many children they had.
They wanted a neutral design, which would work for a boy or a girl. All colors, artwork and furniture pieces, including the bedding were to be neutral. Once the child was born, we would add blue or purple accents with pillows and personalized items—as it turned out they had a boy!
The couple has traveled the world together, so we brought this into the design of the nursery with one of my favorites—the Globetrotter wallpaper by Clarke & Clarke. The gold and off-white color scheme was a perfect backdrop to a neutral nursery. Since the room is small with very tall pitched ceilings, we were able to use the wallpaper on all the walls without feeling too busy or closed in.
As decorative accents, we added a paper mache animal head above the changer, an oversized photograph of a baby camel and decorative pillows with more African animals.
Since we live in earthquake country, we opted out of putting any decorative items right above the crib. This room turned out to be such a calming and serene place, perfect for babies. For more images of the room and information on decorative sources please visit the gallery.