My husband and I created this gender neutral nursery when we started the adoption process. We had no idea when we would be matched or if we would be getting a boy or a girl, so we had to be prepared for any scenario. We used a painting of a sparrow for our inspiration.
I purchased a painting of a sparrow from an art auction.
I love anything by Jonathan Adler. I even named my son after him (Luke Adler).
I cut birch trees out of white contact paper to create two accent walls (instead of purchasing wallpaper or stencils). I made a mobile out of tin birds I found at Hobby Lobby and sticks I found in my yard. I purchased a rug at Nebraska Furniture Mart and selected the blue paint color to match the blue in the rug. I bought a double-dresser at IKEA to function as the changing table. The crib was a splurge (by oeuf). I created the artwork over the crib by cutting bird silhouettes out of craft paper. And I covered paper mache letters in fabric to spell our son's name.
My friends at Hallmark made five amazing birds out of felt and created a mobile for Luke. It hangs over his changing table and he LOVES it. It was made with so much love and it's just precious.
I didn't shop for anything in a traditional baby store. I wanted the room to be modern, sophisticated, and timeless.