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Daddy-Designed Baby’s Room


Gender-neutral baby's room designed by a dad. Sophisticated, modern, and on a budget.

Design Inspiration

We didn't find out the sex of our baby ahead of time, so I was looking to create a gender-neutral room. I love clean, modern, sophisticated spaces and I pretty much dislike most decorations designed specifically for a baby's room. I mean, there are only so many monkeys you can put on a blanket or wall without it getting silly, right? So, with that in mind, I was trying to create a room that felt a little sophisticated and a little grown up.

Decorating Style

Modern, sleek lines, not too child-like. It's a baby's room for adults. And it's completely functional — we didn't put anything on the wall above our dresser/changing table because our son would just pee on it. :-) 

Project Details

Since one of our windows butts up right against a wall, we bought one set of curtain panels from Ikea and cut each panel in half in order to make the panels narrow and not cover up too much of the windows. Then, we had four panels to use for two windows, which also saved money.

Favorite Items

I love the "family tree" wall sticker that I got from Etsy. I also love the pillow on the gliding chair from Bed Bath and Beyond and the light from Land of Nod.


I loved looking at Project Nursery for inspiration.

Gallery Roundup: Daddy-Designed Nurseries - Project Nursery

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

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Nicholas Scarpino

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

That's the one. Thanks, Simple Shapes!

Nicholas Scarpino

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

It gives a great amount of light. We added a dimmer switch to the wall switch, too, to make it darker in the room at night.

Nicholas Scarpino

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Thank you. I'm flattered. :-)

Nicholas Scarpino

Wednesday 30th of January 2013