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Beige and White Neutral Nursery for Baby Boy


I wanted to create a calming and relaxing environment for my son that was fairly neutral with accents of blue and a bit of ruggedness throughout.  I am thrilled with the outcome and it has become my favorite room in the house.  I think it's a good blend of sweetness, which is what I wanted for a nursery, with a touch of masculinity in some of the accent pieces.  I also love that with a few changes I could make this room suitable for a girl down the road.

Design Inspiration

I searched high and low for a room/picture online that described the look and feel I was going for.  Nothing quite captured it until I found another room on Project Nursery that had the same color palette and feel I wanted..."Lawson's World Traveler Nursery".  I used this room as my inspiration.

Decorating Style

Overall I think my decorating style is a mix of classic and rustic with a hint of modern.  I don't like things to be matchy matchy which is evident if you come to my home.  I wanted the same for this nursery...a neutral palette with a mix of textures to make the room feel a little rustic and boyish while still being sweet.

Project Details

The first thing we did in this room was add the board and batten molding to the lower half of the walls.  I love the visual interest and texture this created in the room (my sweet husband did this all himself and it saved a ton of $).

Favorite Items

Hmmm, that's tough.  I love everything.  I had a budget to stick to and thus had to pick and choose what we "spent" on and what we saved on.  My parents graciously gave us some money to put towards the crib and dresser and because we ended up going with an Ikea dresser, we were able to get the crib, dresser and bookshelf all from them as a gift.  This allowed us to splurge a little more on the chair and some other items that I really think make an impact in the room.  If I had to choose a few favorites they would be:

Light Fixture - This pendant from RH Baby and Child was definitely a splurge and more than I had intended on spending but I just couldn't find anything else that I loved as much and I think it really pulls the room together.  It's the first thing everyone comments on and really stands it was worth it in my opinion.  I was able to get it on sale 25% off which helped!

"J" Pillow on Glider - Again this was more of a splure item as Jonathan Adler pillows aren't cheap...but it was exactly what I wanted and hopefully will be a keepsake Jay will have for years to come.

Stuffed Giraffe - I just love this guy and have always wanted one of these for a nursery.  Was able to get it on Amazon about $30 cheaper than normal retail.  Again another item I feel really stands out in the room.

Chair and Ottoman - This was our biggest splurge but we wanted something that would be super comfy as I am sure many hours will be spent in it :)  I am so glad I chose to do a custom patterned fabric on the the visual interest it brings to the room.

Animal Prints Above Dresser - I mean what's not to love about these cute little guys.  I have stalked these prints for years and was so happy to finally be able to hang them in my baby boys nursery.  I saved some $ by framing them myself with Ikea frames.


My advice is two-fold.  One...stick with your original instinct for the look and feel you want.  I originally wanted something more neutral and soft and after hours browsing on Pinterest almost went another direction.  I am so glad I ended up going with what I initially imagined.

Two...some think its silly to go all out decorating a nursery but decorating is something I truly love and I wanted to create a perfect little room for my first baby. My husband and I had to much fun preparing the room that I am sure it will be so fun to look back and think on the memories once Jay is here.

Lastly, don't stop until you feel that the space is truly "done" and don't let anyone tell you differently.  Everyone kept telling me how great it looked and I didn't need anything else but it just felt like a few little things were missing.  Once that last part came into place it just felt perfect...and I grin from ear to ear every time I go in the room.

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  1. avatar James S. Thomas says:

    Hi, Brittany – I stumbled across your page searching for info on the Stone Mountain paint. My builder also used this color but as others have commented, Sherwin Williams does not have a record of it. The previous owner had it custom manual matched but SW did not put the colorants on the label like Home Depot does. Does your paint can by chance have this information? If so, I would love to get a photo of it so I can get an exact match.

  2. avatar Hayleigh says:

    I went to Sherwin-Williams today & they don’t have that paint in their system. Could you post a pic of your can?

  3. avatar Baleigh Ford says:

    I would love to know where you got the initials behind the crib as well!

  4. avatar Erin says:

    Where is you get the blocks and the glass vase they are in????

  5. avatar Brittany says:

    They are from Etsy. Email me and I can send you shop info

  6. avatar Sarah says:

    Love this nursery! Where did you get the wall Initials for behind the crib?!

  7. avatar Brittany says:

    Hi Amy and Rhonda –

    It is one of their basic builder grade colors. I just double checked and that is the color. Sherwin Williams Stone Mountain.

    The label says “Sherwin Williams Duron Builders Masterpiece Flat Interior Latex”

    Stone Mountain DU0061604

    You can only buy in a 5 gallon according to my Sherwin Williams. It was the standard beige they used when we built our house but it is so perfect. If you send me your email I can send you the label if that helps when you go back to SW.

  8. avatar Rhonda says:

    I goggled the paint name and number and nothing came up as Stone Mountain. I too would love to know the name of the paint color?

  9. avatar Amy says:

    Hello, I love this nursery. I actually went down to my local scherwin Williams paint store and asked for the stone mountain color. They said it doesn’t exist in their system. From previous posts I see that’s what color you said the beige was. Did I read those correctly? I think it’s a perfect color.

  10. avatar BrittanyR729 says:

    Teanna – the sign is from this Etsy Shop:

    I don’t see it listed anymore but I am sure you could request a custom order and reference this one.

  11. avatar Teanna Pugh says:

    im trying to find the “I love you forever” sign but I can’t find it could you post a link to it please?

  12. avatar Brittany says:

    Deanna – My mom gave this sign to me as a gift. I know she just purchased it from a shop where they essentially monogrammed on a piece of burlap and then she framed it.

    Elizabeth – They are from the Animal Print Shop and from the Babies Collection. They are the 8.5 x 11 size (image size is 7×9). They were $25 each and I got frames at Ikea.

    Liz – The banner was a decoration at my shower…its from Etsy but I can’t remember the specific shop.

  13. avatar Liz Burkhart says:

    Hi! I’m in love with your nursery and am using it as our inspiration for our May baby boy. Wondering where you got the banner above the rocker. Do you remember where you purchased it? Thanks!!

  14. avatar elizabeth hayes says:

    Hi there! Love the animal prints–can you please tell me which size frame and what style these are?

  15. avatar deanna says:

    Hi! Love the nursery :) Question – where did you buy the Now I lay me down to sleep sign?! Thanks!!

  16. avatar Lisa says:

    Thank you so much for replying! I am in love with this nursery, it is so beautiful and calming!

  17. avatar Brittany Robinson says:

    Hi Hilda –

    The wall color is Sherwin Williams Stone Mountain (8232W). Thanks for your comment!

  18. avatar Hilda S. Diaz Escalera says:

    Beautiful!! What is the wall paint color?

  19. avatar Samantha says:

    Thank you :)

  20. avatar Brittany Robinson says:

    Hi Lisa – Thanks for your comment. The wall color is Sherwin Williams Stone Mountain (8232W). In regards to the blue on the monogram I had Home Depot color match to the sheet which is from RH Baby and Child. Its this sheet in the Cloud color:

    I’ll look tonight on the can and see if they list a color name or perhaps a number.

  21. avatar Brittany Robinson says:

    Hi Samantha – Thank you so much! The wall color is Sherwin Williams Stone Mountain (8232W). Its one of the basic colors the builders used in our home and after several beige’s we went back to it. Its the perfect neutral…not too pink, yellow or gray like some of the other beige colors we tried.

  22. avatar Brittany Robinson says:

    Thanks so much!

  23. avatar Lisa says:

    I would love to know the wall color and the blue color you painted the monogram. Such a lovely room!

  24. avatar samantha says:

    loving this nursery, its timeless! What is the wall color used? Its so hard to find a perfect neutral!

  25. avatar Jan says:

    Such a beautiful and classic nursery! I love the soothing colors and it is not silly to decorate the nursery! He can grow with this room…because it is not to baby.
    Love it! 5 stars from me!