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See the World in Color Nursery


Travel the world in color was the inspiration for our gender neutral nursery. When we got started on the project, we didn't know if we were having a boy or girl. Even after she was born we wanted to to stay bright but neutral and avoid the more gender specific colors.

Design Inspiration

Travel and bright primary colors! No pastel colors allowed! I wanted the nursery to be a place that my husband and I both felt comfortable and that could grow with our little one.

Decorating Style

Modern eclectic with a love of antiques and mismatched items!  Creating a space that is personal and unique to my family was very important.

Project Details

Our nursery is definitely eclectic, not only in design theme, but also in where and how we got the items to put in it.  The crib was built by my husband, the two dressers are family heirlooms (the tall one was my childhood chest of drawers), and the rocking chair was my grandfather's and passed down to my mom, and now me to use with our little one.

  • The rug is from Joss and Main, as is the Alesso floor lamp.
  • The teal wire bin, ceiling fixture, and much of the crib bedding is from Land of Nod.
  • The travel art and military alphabet art I drew and framed myself, the mirror, navy/white canvas bin, and red elephant statue are from Home Goods.
  • The felted wool mobile was designed and made by NicKnackStudios on Etsy.
  • The framed Michigan map is from DesignsbyTenisha on Etsy.
  • The bookshelf is from Ikea.
  • The fabric for the rocking chair was purchased at Calico Corners.
  • The changing table and black box is from Target.

Favorite Items

For me, it's not about one favorite item, but all the fun pieces put together that make me happy.  Although, I have to admit, I completely love the crib that my husband built!


Don't spend a lot of money!  Having a gorgeous nursery that you and baby feel comfortable in is important, but don't break the bank.  Lots of fun items can be found in sales, clearances and discount stores. Don't use a complete nursery set from a big box store.  Use your own creativity to bring out your personality, it will be a much more unique room.