My husband and I were over the moon when we learned that we were pregnant earlier this year. We knew right away that we wanted to wait to find out the baby’s gender in the delivery room; so I began my quest to find ideas for a gender neutral nursery that wasn’t your typical mint green and pale yellow.
Some of the best ideas I found for our nursery design were on Project Nursery! The item that inspired the room’s signature turquoise teal ceiling color was the military phonetic alphabet wall art I found at Homegoods. I loved the color and esthetic of this piece right away and had to buy it since my husband is a former Naval officer.
My style is transitional, mixing contemporary and classic looks for a fresh feel. I wanted a room for our baby that was functional and fun, and that felt put-together without having a theme.
Wall color is Kilim Beige by Sherwin-Williams
Ceiling color is Catwalk by Valspar
Catalina Crib from Pottery Barn Kids in Simply White
Brown and white bedding from SkipHop
Teal blanket - homemade (an amazing gift from the world’s most talented knitting neurologist)
Propeller ceiling fan from Lowe’s
Not Neutral Persimmon Round Rug
Birch trees and birds wall decal from Simple Shapes
Fabric pennant banner bunting - homemade (my project for Baby)
Elephant Giant Stuffed Animal from Melissa and Doug
Bull tub pedestal in coral from Homegoods
Giraffe Giant Stuffed Animal from Melissa and Doug
Best Chairs Storytime Series Rocker Recliner from Baby Supermart
Throw pillow in teal chevrons from Homegoods
Catalina Nightstand from Pottery Barn Kids in Simply White
Lamp with goldenrod quatrefoil shade, owl, and teal frame on nightstand all from Homegoods
Military phonetic alphabet teal wall art from Homegoods
Madison Changing Table System from Pottery Barn Kids in Simply White
Pom Poms Mobile (above changing table) from Etsy Seller, Threadingmarigolds2
Chrome bulldogs and "READ BOOKS" in wall unit from TJ Maxx
Owl canvas art (leaning on top of wall unit) from TJ Maxx
Owl on top of wall unit from Von Maur
Book Bin from Land of Nod
Alphabet wall - homemade (my big project for Baby)
I have so many favorites in the room; it’s hard to pick just a few things. I love everything about the crib’s accent wall (the big stuffed animals, decals, bunting, etc). Also, the alphabet wall was such a fun project – searching for all the letters, decorating each one, and torturing my husband with hanging and re-hanging them. Painting the ceiling and installing the crown molding make this room look stunning, and full credit must be given to my amazing hubby!
Pregnancy is long and can be stressful at times. I had so much fun focusing on our baby’s nursery; it became quite the entertaining hobby for me these past nine months. Now I’m just overjoyed to know with our little one’s impending arrival (any day now), he/she has this adorable room to call his/her own!