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My husband and I had decided we did not want to share the gender of our little bun in the oven right away, so when I started to design his/her nursery, I knew I wanted a fresh white palate to start with. I slowly started incorporating some soft greys and neutral elements for some texture, giving the room that “cozy” factor. The trick was in making sure there were not any gender specific colors that would give our surprise away. If you begin with a solid white palate, you can then add pops of color through artwork and décor, giving you endless options and versitality.
What inspired me to create the space this way was I wanted to bring our baby home to an environment that would not only be stimulating and peaceful for a baby, but transitional and functional as he/she grew.
Although undeniably a nursery, the room has a certain elegance and sophistication that I really love. After all, most moms could agree, the nursery is where we end up spending the majority of our time, so it is important that the both of you are able to find peace and solace in the space.
I am a big fan of DIY projects and budget saving tips, and this nursery included quite a bit of them. I wanted to use transitional furniture pieces like my rocking chair and dresser/changing table, yet also add my own special touch to the room with some handmade décor. By adding some yarn pompom garland, a pink paper flowers mobile, hand drawn wall arrows, and leather strap shelves, I not only saved money by doing it myself, but it also serves as a daily reminder of the unconditional love that went into this design. I will cherish all the memories made in this room.