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Bright Gender-Neutral Nursery


A modern and bold room for boy or girl!

Design Inspiration

We really wanted to stay away from pastels and create a more bright, modern room for our baby. We live in a 2-bedroom loft, and since this room may double as a guest room from time to time, we wanted to keep it fun for all ages (and genders).

Decorating Style

Eclectic and laid back, a mix of modern and vintage finds. I like to collect things along the way, as opposed to the "bed in a bag" feel.

Project Details

I frequented etsy for handmade finds, went to a few local vintage bazaars & renegade handmade fairs, as well as ikea, west elm, cb2, Land of Nod, anthropologie, urban outfitters, target and old navy. And of course, I gathered inspiration from Project Nursery and Ohdeedoh. 

Favorite Items

The Dream Menagerie Rug from anthropologie has to be my favorite thing in the room, but I also dig the vintage blue mirror over the dresser. And the Abacus. I also love that my childhood changing table made its way into the closet.


Don't be afraid of bright colors. Follow your gut. Go in with a general concept, but not a "theme" and build from there.

More on my blog if you are interested!

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  1. avatar steph1673 says:

    The quilt was made and a gift from my cousin. The bear print is from Delicious Design League and the rocker is Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker, from Bobby Berk Home

  2. avatar Melissa says:

    Where did you get the quilt from or did you make it, I love it!!!

  3. avatar Laura says:

    Beautiful! I love the bear print and your rocker. Where did you find them?

  4. avatar Dandelion says:

    Amazing colors you used here. I never thought you could be colorful and gender-neutral at the same time until I saw this color combination. I especially love the green and the orange.

  5. avatar steph1673 says:

    Thanks everyone. Just after posting this our little one arrived early on 3/24 :-) It’s a Girl!

    @MrsDuffmyster: The bookshelf by the chair is from The Land of Nod.

    @eavalderas: The paint color if Benjamin Moore Aura AF-700 “Storm”

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  7. avatar doubleds says:

    your room is simply amazing!  i love the bright colors (esp orange and turquoise) and the owl is perfect!  Bravo!  =)  BTW, <3 etsy!!!

  8. avatar eavalderas says:

    love it…just wondering what is the gray paint color you used. I am looking to paint my daughter’s room gray and am having trouble finding one. Thanks!

  9. avatar catvintage78 says:

    I love your nursery!  It’s my favorite that I’ve seen on this site.  Fabulous colors and great attention to details!  Thanks for all of the tags! 

  10. avatar MrsDuffmyster says:

    Where did you find the wall book shelf by the chair?  I love it!

  11. avatar steph1673 says:

    Thanks for all of your kind remarks!

    @kiki4916: I’m actually glad you think it’s “girlie” because I was fearing it was too “boy”… obviously not! I still think it can go eitehr way.

    @mplsmom: I got the “sleepy” print from sycamore street press on etsy:

  12. avatar mychael13 says:

    I love it! I hope to do my next baby room with similar colors. Great job!

  13. avatar mplsmom says:

    Such a cute room!  Where did you get the “You’re Getting Very Sleepy” print?  I would love to have it!

  14. avatar kiki4916 says:

    adorable…but it doesnt seem that gender neutral to me…screams girl to me!  Maybe your decorating style knows something you dont!  GL!

  15. avatar leimchugh says:

    Looooove it.  Our nursery is also using a very similar color scheme :)

  16. avatar steph1673 says:

    Thanks, CraftyMom. Great minds think alike :-)

  17. avatar CraftyMom says:

    I love the colors I used the same ones in my baby’s room. Hope u and your baby enjoy it very much!