The perfect gender neutral and modern boho nursery
And on the 12th day.. before Advent.. Momma Elf was busy preparing the Advent Calendars and Gift Boxes to kick off the season on December 1st! I always begin with the sweetest seasonal pajamas, new ornaments based on new interests, seasonal books, and a few extra special items to add in some extra Christmas Magic 💫
Every child deserves some holiday cheer in their room. I decorated my daughter’s room in a whimsical pastel color scheme! There’s tons of glass trees, a pink village, velvet reindeer, cute signs, a nutcracker and even a car!
All of these knick-knacks were purchased from Target’s bargain bin this year, accept for the pink car — That was 60% off at Hobby Lobby.
We had a Spooktacular time enjoying our Boo Basket celebration!
I wanted to create a space that will grow with my son through many stages of life, not just the baby stage. We used a hand-me-down crib that was gifted to us by family, shelves were made by his grandpa, initial canvas was a DIY project by me, dresser was a clearance find at a local furniture store, mirror is from HomeGoods, rug is from RugsUSA, and glider is from target. I feel like we delivered a room that he will love for years to come!
Neutral-colored boys’ nurseries are few and far between. Often times they’re contrasted with dark, stark colors. I wanted to do something soft and, while I love a theme, something that was subtle. This room is one of my favorites in the house now.
This project was purely a labor of love. This room incorporates our love of nature with some newly sourced pieces, as well as, some vintage finds. Even before our little one was a reality, we had been collecting items for this room throughout the years. The room is modern, yet rustic and the aesthetic is consistent with other rooms in our home. We hope this baby loves it as much as we do and can grow into it throughout the years.
Space and space exploration have a special place in both my and my husband’s hearts. Our wish was to share that with our child as soon as he enters the world and what better way to do it than to bring space into his nursery.
This is a DIY project, with the wallpaper and knot pillows sourced from Etsy, the furtniture set from Little Guy Comfort, the shelving and rug from Crate Kids and the handwoven rug from Love44. The glider is from Babyletto. The wall hanger is from West Elm. The window treatment is from the Shade Store. The wall, ceiling and trim paint is from Clare.
The nursery is the perfect space for our son – both are a labor of love and dedication towards building a thriving and loving family together.
Welcome to Maevery’s boho inspired nursery! We started by picking the perfect peachy pink then decided to paint a floral accent wall by using a stencil instead of paying for wallpaper. A lot of my shelf decor was gifted to me or thrifted but I did include the stores and/or links to everything I could above!
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I really wanted to create a neutral space that my baby girl can grow into. Other than the crib I used furniture pieces that can be used when she grows up as well as other places in the home. I wanted to stay away from the typical pinks and try some yellows with pops of powder blue. I still managed to make the space look extra cute and girly despite the colour palette. Im in love with how it turned out and it suits our baby girl so well :)
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I was able to build almost everything in this nursery myself for our rainbow baby boy. My inspiration came from living in the southwest while also being fascinated with the moon.
My favorite color is pink! I was on a pink and gold kick and really wanted to create something special for my little girl on the way.
My husband and I love DIY…we found this dresser at the goodwill…sanitized, sanded and painted for the perfect pink dresser. Our floor lamp was another free find. We were able to refurbish with some good spray paint.
This particular crib style is discontinued, but I linked a similar option.
The Hunter green crib was my main inspiration for this nursery. When I saw it, I knew I had to have it! I still wanted the room to feel feminine. Next, I looked for a wallpaper to complement the crib and was able to customize my color palette for the peel and stick wallpaper (timberlea interiors wallpaper). Once the wallpaper arrived, I then picked out paint samples for the wall to match with some of the colors in the florals.
My husband and I both love restoring furniture, so we found our dresser at the Goodwill and a rocking chair at a yard sale. My initial plan was to sand and stain for natural wood look, but after staining three different times I hated every color and decided to go with white. The rattan inserts that I added and the leather pulls really complemented the wood accents on the crib. My vision for this room was neutral/BoHo/feminine floral. I tend to dream of these things in my head and then just start looking for pieces and accessories that complement as I’m decorating and pulling things together.
I am loving the combination of the deep green, lavender and shades of white.
Bria is our first child and I was so excited to set up her nursery!! I wanted it to feel classic and timeless and a little feminine with neutral colors and a pop of one color.
With baby girl being born in Georgia, we wanted to create a “Sweet as a Peach” theme that was soft but not too girly. We thought a bright peach was the perfect color to complete the job! We also incorporated a customized, one of a kind accent wall with a wonder woman-like “M” design. Don’t shy away from using bold colors that can bring your room to life!
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The entire room is inspired by the Maurice Sendak book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. I wanted my son to have a space he can grow with, encourages his imagination, play, adventure, and of course, reading! Nothing encapsulates all those things more than the childhood book that I grew up with, “Where the Wild Things Are”.
My family and friends helped bring my vision to life with my mom making our son’s name, “Mac” above the closet using pages from the book and my Aunt, cutting out the silhouettes of the iconic characters. The mural was done by my very talented friend, Amber Bambler, https://www.amberbambler.com/, which really brought the room together and brought a coziness that one can only find through love and imagination.
My biggest piece of advice is to incorporate use of color, the old with the new, and try to put your own special touches from your childhood into the nursery. Have fun with your design and don’t be afraid to chose bold color choices!
I knew I wanted a neutral nursery with pops of muted colors here and there, that way it could easily be altered to fit her personality and interest as she grows.
I started with picking the white color for the wall and then picked the rug which is from Boutique rugs. I wanted to make sure I got something soft that would not be rough on her little body. Start with the bigger items first then move to smaller accent pieces. The crib came next purchased through project nursery, I stayed with a natural wood color so that it could be used for future babies! After the crib I picked the cream piper chair to match. Her dresser was a rattan thrift find that we repurposed and painted white. I suggest a dresser with many large drawers. After that I picked pieces such as the light fixture, end table, mirror and laundry basket all in rattan, natural wood colors.
her scent colors are dusty rose, blush pink and green.
We wanted to give my sweet boy the best first birthday for making us have the best year of our lives! When searching for themes, I felt like I was seeing the same ideas and themes over and over, and definitely less ideas for boys! When finally stumping upon the camping theme I was left in the dark with very few ideas to go off of. I whipped up these details with the help of my mom and would love to share with you the day Rayden was ONE Happy Camper !
When we found out we were having our second boy, I immediately started doing searches for nursery theme ideas. I had already done a safari themed nursery for my oldest that I loved and wanted our new baby to have something special of his own. For both boys, the idea was to get furniture that would grow with them and a design that could be tweaked as they moved into toddlers without redoing the whole space. I decided on a “modern forest” theme for Knox. I wanted something that felt clean and peaceful, but also inviting with touches of playfulness. I love the look of a black and white nursery, and chose to add touches of cognac and forest green for some warmth. After putting together an inspiration board, I started looking for pieces that I felt went with the theme. There aren’t a lot of places to shop in person where I live, so I did most of my shopping online. I decided on the main furniture first and then filled in the accent pieces and décor after that. Having the big stuff in the room helped me feel out where things should go and what the space still needed. It took a few tries and exchanging things in and out, but I love the end result and hope Knox will too!
My daughter’s first birthday party was held in our living room via Zoom. The COVID pandemic had just made its arrival known in the states, and everyone was in a semi-state of panic. What had begun as the joyous adventure of party planning quickly turned into a sad state of affairs. I still decorated; we had a smash cake and party hats, but I felt incomprehensibly sad for the experience our sweet girl had lost – that of a first birthday full of fun and friends and memories that we parents hope to give our children.
Flash forward three years, two more birthday parties for our daughter, and one new bouncing baby boy later. I was bound and determined to give my son not only the first birthday party that I’d dreamed of for my daughter, but the experience that I felt both of my children deserved.
Armed with the notion that this was quite likely one of my few remaining opportunities for a “precious” birthday party for our little boy (I know we will all too soon be embarking on an era of monsters, fire engines, and dinosaurs), I began searching for a theme. Who better to turn to than Margery Williams, author of our family’s favorite book? Enter The Velveteen Rabbit – the story of a stuffed rabbit’s quest to become real through the love of his owner. So deep is our love for this story that we created a gender-neutral Velveteen Rabbit nursery with plenty of vintage and farmhouse touches.
I’m a floral designer by trade and a homemaker by nature, so I really wanted to set the scene for sweet Charlie’s first birthday. After seeing a few bunnies dancing through our newly planted hydrangea bushes, I had a lightbulb moment: I’d incorporate hydrangea in hues of green, blue, and lavender into the party as a simple way to jeuje up the color palette, as I generally lean more towards neutral tablescapes and backdrops. From there, the location was a given- the side yard of our ca. 1917 historical fixer upper is laden with lovely greenery and hydrangea bushes. We’d host a simple lunch with games “among the bracken where [we] would be quite cosy…” The space was small, which I normally don’t mind (it’s easier to make a larger visual impact in a small space), but I was a bit concerned about fitting all of our guests. However, COVID outbreaks were again on the rise, so we knew we needed to keep it intimate – just family.
Now that I had selected the theme, color palette, and venue, I did some major research on invitations. I scoured the internet for anything bunny or velveteen rabbit themed, finally narrowing down my options to three stationers before settling on this lovely bunny themed suite by Freshmint Paperie. I was particularly drawn to the color palette, botanical elements, gingham pattern, and monogram. The invitation suite fit with all of my other choices thus far, but it didn’t feel overly-matching.
Having settled on a menu that encompassed a plucked-from-the-garden feel, I incorporated fruits and veggies that I could envision a bunny nibbling on in a garden as the heat of the day faded into a breezy summer evening. I chose items that were fresh, colorful, and hearty enough to withstand the warm summer sun: avocado chicken salad on golden, flakey fresh baked croissants; tri-colored rotini pasta salad with English cucumbers, cherub tomatoes, pepperoni, feta, and grilled chicken tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing; English cucumber finger sandwiches with garden herb cream cheese on pumpernickel squares; summer berry medley; ham and cheese heart sammies for the kiddos; and of course a semi-naked cake adorned with fresh berries from my dear friend Kadi of Kadi Bakes. Displayed on a chippy white dresser from one of my favorite small businesses, Faded Cottage, “The effect was charming.”
As a floral designer who specializes in weddings, none of the guests were surprised to see a number of DIY components that made an appearance at the party (I’m known for spotting something pretty and saying “I can make that,”). I knew I wanted to use my gilded mirrors as signage, so I DIY’d the beautiful script lettering using my Silhouette Cameo Pro. For a visual representation of Charlie’s first year, I printed milestone photos and attached them to the largest gold mirror with numbered heirloom wax seals from Greenhouse Wax Seals -one of the few items I actually purchased for the party. I also made a few custom birthday banners and a Pin the Tail on the Bunny Game using giftwrap from Rifle Paper Co and my Silhouette Cameo Pro.
I am an advocate of using items I already have in my inventory whenever possible (I’m nothing if not practical when necessary), so having a velveteen rabbit themed nursery made it easy to create the party of our dreams. Many of the decor items came directly from our nursery: for example, all of the statues, picture frames, the carrot patch sign, the DIY Velveteen Rabbit quote sign, and the sweet vintage stuffed bunny that looks exactly like The Velveteen Rabbit from the original book illustrations. The woven baskets and vintage crocks are items I keep in my home for storage and display purposes. The gold mirrors came directly from the studio where I design and arrange florals for my clients. All of the furniture pieces – including the guest book table, buffet, folding screen, dining chairs and antique church pew – have various purposes throughout my home. I was even able to source and forage all of the hydrangea from my neighbors’ yards (with their permission of course!).
The few other items I purchased were almost exclusively for the tablescape. I covered folding tables in a simple textured white tablecloth found at At Home (one of my favorite places for affordable, stylish home goods). I knew I was going to use our plain white dinner plates. I’ll proudly own that white is my favorite hue, but white plates on a white tablecloth was falling a bit flat, so I decided to incorporate linens and placemats with plenty of color and texture. I settled on a woven round placemat (also from At Home), which not only coordinated with the woven baskets I used to house the hydrangea, but also added a layer of texture to what was an otherwise plain affair. I think this choice in particular helped elevate the entire affair, creating a bit of a French Country vibe (which completely matches my home decor style).
Since I was already incorporating shades of blue into the party via hydrangea, I settled on scalloped chambray cloth napkins, casually knotted and resting on the side of each place setting. Our existing gold flatware and clear pressed glass goblets completed the practical components of each place setting, but I wasn’t done yet! I knew I needed a bit of pattern to elevate the whole tablescape, so I purchased an additional napkin – a luxurious disposable French ticking striped number from Amazon- and laid them horizontally across each plate.
The final touch? With a theme like The Velveteen Rabbit, I knew I had to include a velvet element in the event design. So I sat down and sketched out an inscription from The Velveteen Rabbit. “All things that are real were imagined first.” I turned to Velvet Raptor to make my custom vision a reality. They printed a sweet little card in grey velvet, a memento for our guests to thank them for being a part of Charlie’s life. I laid them on top of each place setting.
My original plan was to lay my foraged hydrangea along the center of each table as a garland, flanked by taper candles in vintage brass candlesticks. But in addition to feeling a little excessive for a toddler’s birthday party, there just wasn’t enough space. So I placed the hydrangea in woven baskets and scattered them in groups around the yard to accentuate the pretty vignettes I’d set up for the occasion. While I was initially disappointed that I had to change my plans last minute, I think the effect was slightly more charming; I made a bigger impact in multiple different spaces, and it didn’t feel quite as “extra.” Plus, it took a lot less time to set up, as I was able to arrange all the florals in the days leading up to the party (a large garland install like the one I was planning would have taken at least 45 minutes to an hour).
A vintage hardback copy of The Velveteen Rabbit served as a guest book, a keepsake for our sweet boy to remind Charlie of the all the people who love and adore him.
At the end of the day I felt that I created an elegant and fun first birthday party for our sweet boy, one that our family will remember for years to come.