Initially this nursery was very neutral since we did not find out the sex of our baby, but once we met our sweet tiny boy, I immediately decided that he needed a masculine nursery. I added touches of blue and grays to the existing neutral color palette.
I wanted a sweet room but nothing too babyish. I wanted it to feel masculine and have pieces that one day he could use in his own home. The chest of drawers was a hand me down and converted into a changing table. The framed art work was found in antique stores and are pictures of horses and oil rigs. The silk curtains hanging offer taupes, golds and a hit of blue.
I enjoy mixing high end products with bargain finds. I decided to splurge a little on the crib but saved by buying a less expensive shelving unit and glider. I love the excitement of placing a nice item like the Hermes blanket in the rocking horse toy holder which I found for $10. And no one believes me when I tell them I found the Matouk bedding at a baby consignment store all of $50.
I started with the crib, then found the neutral Kristaben bedding which is hand embroidered and so delicate. I love it. The glider/recliner was purchased from Buy Buy Baby and is manufactured by Best Chairs. The dresser was just a ordinary dresser but we had a strip of wood added to the front of the top to ensure a changing table would stay in place. The rocking horse toy holder, chandelier, artwork (re-placed with new mats and frames), toy bucket on the changing table were all antique store finds. I had the curtains made for my dining room actually and then when I decided to make the nursery more masculine, I switched them. The rug is from Ballard Designs. The bookcase is the notorious ikea one which we filled with person items, books, silver baby cups, etc. Originally the room was a soft tan but I updated it and wanted it to be more of a blue gray. It is Pebble Beach by Benjamin Moore. For more details check out my blog A TREASURE HUNT.
My favorite item is probably his crib. I love it so much and I just love seeing my baby boy fast asleep, snuggled up with his lovie. He makes the whole room complete when he is sleeping or playing in it. I also the personal touches like the hanging tee-shirt that was mine that I wore for days upon days and also my husband's baby cup.
Sometimes the hardest part is simply starting, so at some point you just have to jump in. I started with my crib and crib bedding and worked from there. Once we found out he was a boy, the gray-blue walls came and everything just seemed to fall into place. Several of the items were already in other places in our home, so do not be afraid to move things around until it is perfect.