Tully's nursery is a subtle mix of stripes, plaid, dots, gingham, and paisley prints with celery green, aqua, slate blue, black, cream, and pewter.
The heirloom-quality crib is the focus and inspiration for the room: solid and classic. I knew I wanted this piece whether I had a boy or girl. Gender neutral colors of black and cream were also part of my vision, which would allow the room to "grow" with my baby or be used for a future child. When I found out I was having a boy, I added celery green, aqua, and slate blue, along with some personalized finishing touches.
Traditional, classic, mix and match
Crib: Bratt Decor "Venetian" in pewter
Bedding: Peek A Boo Baby custom
Blanket and Lamb: Bearington Baby Collection "Lamby Series"
Armoire: Winners Only "Cape Cod" with pewter hardware from Lowes
Dresser/Changing Table: Legacy Classic Kids with pewter hardware from Lowes
Chair: Best Chairs "Quinn" custom swivel glider
Drapes: Carousel Designs "Black Gingham Drapes"
Artwork: Mary Jack Studios "Own Making"
Photo Frame: The Organic Bloom "Ellie Double Stack"
Bookshelves: DIY gutter bookshelf instructions at Raising Olives blog
Black and White Chandelier (on ceiling): Empress Arts "Fabulous Chandelier"
Black Chandelier (in armoire): Hobby Lobby
Cream rug: World Market
Black rug: Hobby Lobby
Clothes hamper: Babies R Us
Don't be afraid of making a boy nursery look too girly! Although I'm sure most boys don't have chandeliers hanging from their ceilings or in their armoires, I think it's OK. I figured by the time he has an opinion, we'll be moving on to a big boy bed and redecorating anyway, and I'm the one who has to look at it every day until then.
If you see something you like in the store, even if you don't think it matches, buy it. You can paint or re-purpose it so it will fit with the other items in the room.
If painting the gutter bookshelves, sand first and use primer, otherwise the paint comes off too easily!