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Gender Neutral Nursery for boy/girl twins


This is the nursery I created for my boy and girl twins, Josh and Jules. I wanted something more gender neutral so they both could live here together.

Design Inspiration

French. Anything and everything French. I love the look of antique whites, beiges and golds.

Decorating Style

I like things very traditional with a little vintage feel, and again, I love the look of anything French. My home is a mix of neutral warm colors, mixed with light whites and antique whites. I also have antiques mixed in as well.

Project Details

I love this nursery. I must admit that the whole room started with the rug from Ballard Designs. I loved it so very much.  The rug is actually in French, and it is the words from an old children's Aesop's fable - perfect for a nursery! Next I found the cribs, which are Bratt Decor Jane cribs. I DIYed the chest of drawers to look like my dream chest from Art for Kids. I painted it, added hardwarre and shabby chic appliques. The chandelier is also from Ballard Designs, and is the petite Claire. I loved the look of chair rail in the nursery, but I didn't want white on white, since teh cribs were also white. So, I thought, why not swap it? Even though you don't see it very often, I absolutely loved this look of color on the bottom and white on top. The curtains are actually from Walmart is you can believe it. I never could find the perfect shade of gold - many were too dark or harsh, and these were perfect. The prints on the wall are some I found online and printed, that were in french as well with birds. The bedding is custom. I really wanted to do silk, but eventually decided against it. What I decided was to do a washable satin, and it was a great decision. The bumpers and bed ruffle are the washable satin, with a touch of pink and blue on the ruffle. Their bumpers are also monogrammed. My favorite idea I had was to do the sillouttes above their cribs. I found two frames at an antique store and painted them to match the chair rail. I found two boy/girl head sillouettes online (the babies weren't born yet, of course) and made one blue and one pink. They are on the wall using double sided tape. Then are then hung witha  ribbon using drawer pulls also in antique gold. We were given the rocker from a friend, so I got a ivory cover made for it.

Favorite Items

The rug from Ballard Designs. It was again, the inspiration for the entire room.


Pinterest wasn't around back when I was deciding what look I was going for, so I looked at many many design magazines and some of the higher end baby boutiques for ideas. There are lots of places to give ideas, then take those ideas and give it your own personal touch.

Suzanne Hanson

Monday 16th of February 2015

What color is on the walls? Specifically the tan/brown one?

Mandy Grose

Friday 23rd of January 2015

are you by chance selling you bratt decor baby cribs?

Jacklyn Amoroso

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

I have one brat decor jane crib but now i need another .. Are you selling them ?


Thursday 15th of March 2012

It's de la Fontaine's fable, not Aesop's. Nice color scheme, though.


Tuesday 4th of October 2011

Antique white, beige and gold really make such a classy and sophisticated color combination. I love the look of that rug. Great-looking room. You did an amazing job decorating it!