Our Neutral Nursery 

As soon as I found out I was pregnant I immediately began to day dream about our nursery. I loved the idea of getting to create a room from a blank slate for our little bitty baby to begin in. Since we knew before we ever got pregnant that we weren’t going to find out the gender of the baby, nursery planning was a little more challenging but in the best sort of way. We were able to use a combination of things we already had or had been given with new carefully selected items for Baby Clark. My goal was to create a timeless room that was not too “baby-ish” but still sweet, gender neutral and with a few pops of color. I started with our rug and think we ended up with a combination of sweet and neutral — but not too sweet or too neutral. If nothing else at least the nursery is Hattie, our resident nana dog, approves.

Special thanks to all of our friends who helped with decision making (Rachel Turnage, paint color – Benjamin Moore, Floral White; John White, rug resource) and a big shout out goes to Anna Beth Godfrey for her curtain knowledge, expertise and craftsmanship! — She will have an Etsy page soon, and you guys have to check out her work!! The curtain fabric is a neutral buffalo check from Fabric House in Nashville, but looks a little more like a cabana stripe in the lighting of these pictures, regardless I’m obsessed with the way they turned out.

Nursery details:

Glider – Best Furniture

Ottoman/pouf – AllModern.com

Side table – Overstock.com (!)

Baby armoire – Antique, hand-me-down

Lamp – Target (!)

Crib – White Jenny Lind

Crib Bedding – RH Baby, as well as coordinating quilt on back of glider

Art above armoire and crib are pieces that we already had – the Winnie the Pooh pastels were in Julia’s and my room as babies.

Art next to changing table – Lamb by Eden Flora

Lucite Shelves – Greeting card holders! Found online for $7 each! We have 5 in a row and they are one of my favorite parts of the nursery. Score!

Changing Table/Dresser – A piece Grant bought on Craigslist years ago. I refinished it with chalk paint from Home Depot to serve as our changing table and dresser. Side note, I am NOT a DIY-er but this was surprisingly easy. I stripped, painted and “distressed” it over two afternoons for about $50. Is it perfect? Definitely not but definitely worth the couple of hours of effort versus spending $1000+ on a dresser from any of my favorite baby stores.

What do you guys think?! I cannot wait for baby to be here and to add some extra touches of pink or blue! Thank you for all of your kind words, thoughts and prayers over the last nine months.