Neutral Nursery

neutral girl nursery

Even before I found out we were pregnant, I knew I wanted a non-traditional nursery- no race cars or airplanes for baby boy, no hearts or princess tiaras for a girl. So when we found out we are having a baby girl (YAY!) I set out on a minimalistic grey-and-white themed nursery. I've never been too girly, and I tend to avoid most pink tones in general, and I wanted something sophisticated for our little lady.  However, as the nursery progressed it became clear we needed to incorporate some color into the space. My husband, being more traditional than I,  advocated for the use of at least some pink from the beginning.  "It's too girly," I would argue. To which he always responded, "Well, she IS a girl."

I wanted to bring color into her room without starting our daughter off with the idea that she needed to like pink- or hearts or princesses for that matter- simply because she is a girl.  Little by little, and with lots of searching, we slowly found accents and pops of color that brought the character and warmth the room needed, without being too stereotypical or cutesy- a whimsical elephant bust instead of a cartoon counterpart, gold-foil words of wisdom rather than nursery rhymes.  I still shied away from the {cheesy} traditional baby-girl-pink.  Instead, we found compromise in rose tones, blushes and muted corals- creating subtle accents that compliment the grey canvas and avoid being too girly while acknowledging, "Well, she IS a girl."

 

 whimsical elephant head found   here

whimsical elephant head found here

 framed "be brave" print from   etsy

framed "be brave" print from etsy

 grey and white pouf + rug accented with this perfect blush-pink piggy found   here

grey and white pouf + rug accented with this perfect blush-pink piggy found here

 we swapped out the standard hardware on our  pb  changing table/dresser with these pink+gold options

we swapped out the standard hardware on our pb changing table/dresser with these pink+gold options

Where to Buy:

Moroccan Pouf + Coral Pillow: Nate Berkus for Target

Geo Rug: Delaney Rug Pottery Barn Kids

Fiona Crib: Pottery Barn Kids

Elephant Head/Pink Piggy/Feather Garland: Abigail Fox Designs

Be Brave Print: Etsy

Grey Wall Stripes: Walls Need Love

Dresser Knobs: Anthropologie (similar)