When I was a mama-to-be, the designer in me focused on the nursery as if it were the most important project of my career, and it became the epicenter for all baby preparedness. I mulled over every detail, including the furniture, color scheme, fabrics and accessory choices. My husband and I chose not to find out the gender of our bundle of joy until the day of birth, making the project that much more difficult. Traditionally families visit a baby superstore, select a theme and flood the space with pink or blue decor. And while those tactics are well suited for many new parents, I was determined to create a unique, gender-neutral space. Instead of selecting a theme, I focused on creating an eclectic nursery, which gave me the ability to change the idea of what a nursery should look like.
The rug was our first nursery purchase and set the tone for the varied color scheme we went with. The Leonard – Black Resin Moose Head is from White Faux Taxidermy, Rock With Ewe Sheep Rocker from The Land of Nod, Authentic Models Royal Aero in True Yellow, Rugs USA Fergana Drip Chevron Multi Rug, Kalon Studios Caravan Crib in black, IKEA Ribba picture ledges in white, and wall color is Benjamin Moore Creamy Beige.
Accessorize with virtually any item that strikes your fancy, choose a simply and beautifully designed crib, experiment with a bold fabric, rug, or wallpaper choice, and lastly and most importantly create a space that can easily transition out of babyhood.