Our five-month-old son Jack's nursery. We wanted a mostly gender neutral room with a hint of masculinity. It was important to me to have a soothing, calm vibe. If our next child is a girl, we will do a white crib and dresser while leaving the rest of the decor.
I wanted a space that would work for our son, as well as future siblings, no matter the gender. My goal was to have a relaxing space that still said "boy." I picked the crib and dresser first, then I fell in love with the chair fabric, and went from there. I paired the green of the chair with a soft aqua. In the beginning I strongly resisted using blue, because I feared that it was too cliche in a boys room, but love the soothing color paired with the wallpaper. Our decorator picked out the paint color, wallpaper and crib sheet, I did everything else.
Transitional, I keep an eye on current trends but lean toward looks I think will be timeless.
Airplane artwork - pottery barn
Crib, dresser - munire
Dresser knobs - Anthropologie
Chair - Little Castle
Bookshelf - Regina Andrew, at Urban Country, Bethesda
Baskets - homegoods
Lamp - homegoods
Frames - Michaels
"J" - Lucketts
Wallpaper - Schumacher, Prescott Diamond in Pearl Grey
Paint - Benjamin Moore
The airplane artwork, I love how bold it is, and how it gives a masculine feel to the room.
Don't be afraid to go with your gut. I loved the chair fabric as soon as I saw it. But was nervous about picking something so bold, and somewhat girly, for a boys room. It took me over a month to make a final decision, and I am so happy with my choice.