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Gender-Neutral, Modern, and Fresh


We started this large room from scratch and wanted it to be just perfect for our little one!  We took our time, finding pieces and decor that meant something to us (with our tight budget in mind).  There are still some blank walls and floor space that we'll fill as Baby T. shows us his/her personality.  For now, we hope Baby T. loves it as much as Mommy and Daddy do!

Design Inspiration

The first 3 items that we quickly chose for the room were the white crib, crib bedding with primary color dots, and gray and white chevron rug.  These 3 items set the tone for the rest of the room.  We weren't quite sure how we were going to pull it all together, but we had patience and confidence that we'd figure it out! 

Decorating Style

We're usually pretty matchy-matchy and safe, but we decided that modern while mixing some patterns was the way to go.  Only FUN for this little one!  Not knowing the gender of your baby (albeit, by choice) definitely presents some decorating challenges!

Project Details

Crib - Serenity Stationary Crib in Snowdrift

Dresser - Home Decor Liquidators

Rug - Urban Outfitters

Cube Organizer, Red Bins, Curtains, Bookcase (Carson), Lamps, & Lampshades - Target

Gray Bins -

Love Quote Wall Art - made by a great friend

123 and ABC Prints - Tessyla (Etsy)

Good Morning Sunshine Print - westeightythird (Etsy)

NY and SC Prints (I added the hearts myself to represent our cities) - PlumStreetPrints (Etsy)

Glider - used and given to us, beautifully recovered by my Mom

Red Square Chest - Kirkland's

Mobile - DIY, using an online tutorial 

Crib Sheet, Changing Pad Cover, Pillow, and Blanket - Skip Hop: Mod Dot

Blocks & Wishes For Baby - made by loved ones at Baby T.'s shower

Favorite Items

We LOVE the state prints (we're originally from Albany, NY, but now live in beloved Charleston, SC!), personalized blocks, Wishes For Baby, mobile, glider, and yellow details throughout.  We love it all, really!


Find one or two patterns or items that you love and commit.  Take your time to search online and in stores for ideas.  Trust yourself - you know best!

Diane Mathias

Friday 27th of July 2012

I like the neutral colors and the fact that there's so much room for additional items and knick-knacks that you're going to collect through time after the baby comes.