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Gender Neutral for Little James’s Nursery


A somewhat gender-neutral nursery without too strong of a theme that goes with the flow of the rest of our house.  I would have picked the same colors if I were having a girl.  ;)   

Design Inspiration

Anthropologie meets French decor - a mix of patterns and artwork with cool colors of French blue, slate grey, and small pops of coral.

Decorating Style

Cottage Chic vs transitional vs French design

Project Details

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Vapor Mist
Crib and changer: Target Milan by Storkcraft
Glider: Ballard Designs Larkin
Floor Lamp:  Ballard Designs Outlet Julian
Crib Bedding: Cottage and Cabin from Etsy
Daybed Bedding fabric: Classy Interior Fabric in Pensacola and French Stripes from Spoonflower, custom made by Cottage and Cabin's Debbie Park from Etsy
Pintuck pillow: Urban Outfitters
Daybed:  Averill daybed from Ballard Designs, no longer on main website
Whale Fabric: Spoonflower
Rug: West Elm natural leather rug (no longer for sale)
Mirror in changing 'closet': Ikea Stave Mirror
Mobile: DIY from Anthropologie ornaments from Christmas 2011
Curtains: West Elm (no longer for sale)
Wicker Chest: Antique store in Birmingham
Baby Blanket: Etsy find, dyed in tea
Books:  Antique stores in Birmingham
Artwork: my grandmother's large linen in blue frame from her sunroom, antique store finds, Etsy finds (see mypinterest site for direct links)

Favorite Items

the artwork - each picked out especially for James and each essential to the overall feel of the room


Monday 16th of July 2012

What a beautiful nursery! I love the soothing colors and the fact that it can work for a boy or girl. I absolutely love the seagull painting above his crib. Do you know the name of the artist? Thanks!


Monday 9th of July 2012

WOW- Such a wonderful nursery. Not too babyish but fitting for a little one. This is my inspiration for my little girl's nursery! I love the changing closet idea -cute!

Jasmine C.

Tuesday 26th of June 2012

You DIY sea mobile looks really interesting, and so do those framed prints or artworks.


Sunday 24th of June 2012

It really is gorgeous . . . a really unique space, one I haven't seen before. So personal, so soothing. I love that you have a theme, yet it doesn't hit you over the head (for lack of a better way of saying it!)

I agree . . . like something out of the dreamy RHB catalog, however, more personal.

Well done!


Friday 22nd of June 2012

Such a cool and calm nursery! I love the french look to this room. It reminds me of RHB nursery's. I also love the smocked outfits that you have for him. So cute! I dressed my son like that when he was a baby. They can only be a baby once and it is fun to dress them like a baby. So sweet! Good luck with your little baby boy!