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I designed this nursery for my sister and brother in law's baby. They aren't finding out the sex of their baby so it had to be gender neutral. I didn't want it to have a typical gender neutral color scheme so I chose yellow, turquoise, grey and white for a fresh palette. Their budget was incredibly tight so I found old pieces of furniture and refinished them. Only the crib and rocking chair is new. Some items from my brother in law's childhood were incorporated into the design for a more meaningful touch. We took out the doors to the closet to open up the space. The inside already had the blue and white wallpaper. Due to time and budget, we decided to just keep it. Luckily it kind of goes with the color palette!

Project Details

  • Crib: Europa from Target
  • Foot rest/pouf:
  • Eames rocker replica from NOOD
  • Rug from Urban Outfitters
  • Ikea Moose rocker
  • Duck pillow: Homesense- this is the softest pillow you'll ever feel!
  • Book shelves: Ikea
  • Drapery fabric:

Favorite Items

The "Eames" rocker of course! And the  A B C cabinet which my mom's old kitchen storage unit, the storage chest that I got from the salvation army for $15!! and the DIY Starburst clock.


Sunday 12th of February 2012

Lina @ Baby Alerts,

Thanks Lina! You're right, gender neutral is so hard! And now that she's a girl, I want to redecorate it with lots of pink!!


Sunday 12th of February 2012


Thanks Aneta! I love that rocker- I want one! =)

Lina @ Baby Alerts

Thursday 9th of February 2012

Love the gender neutral suggestion. It is a toughy... to decorate without knowing the gender. You did a great job. I'm also impressed who you pulled this together on a tight budget. Love your creative ideas.

It certainly will be easy to add to once the child is born and begins to grow.


Thursday 9th of February 2012

You did outstanding job, especially considering tight budget. You can go DIY pro :) And I love light base colors in the nursery. Beautiful, and yes rocker is super cool :)


Wednesday 17th of August 2011