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Jack’s Nursery


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.

Design Inspiration

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.

Decorating Style

Transitional, I keep an eye on current trends but lean toward looks I think will be timeless.

Project Details

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

Favorite Items

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.

Victoria Nelutescu

Wednesday 17th of August 2011

Love the nursery! Is the artwork above the crib heavy? If yes, how did you screw it in? I would like to hang a heavy artwork above my baby's crib, but scared :/


Thursday 12th of May 2011

I like the very subdued tones of Jack's nursery. The colors you used highlight the decor accents -- like the chair, the airplane artwork, and the photo frames. And I do agree with Dandelion. It's nice that you envision this room as future nurseries for future babies as well.


Tuesday 10th of May 2011

This is my exact style... thank you!!


Tuesday 10th of May 2011

It's nice that you decorated this nursery with the vision of using it for future siblings. The neutral colors you picked are very soothing to the senses, and they are perfect for both boy and girl. And the airplane artwork gives the room a very masculine touch.