Monday, February 24, 2014

Gender Neutral Baby Nursery

I dreamed of the ideal nursery well before I found out I was pregnant. I had my heart set on a whimsical, somewhat vintage, Peter Pan themed nursery for a few years. I knew my husband and I were not going to find out the gender of our baby and I truly believe that the story of  Peter Pan is gender neutral so it was a perfect fit for us.  I mean, can you think of a place other than Netherland where you can find children flying through the sky, having sword fighting adventures, swimming with mermaids, hanging out in tee pees, and where a little pixie dust can cure anything? I definitely can't! It definitely doesn't hurt that Peter Pan's color scheme is full of my favorite color pallet!!

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The inspiration for our nursery was a vintage Peter Pan book, written by J.M. Barrie and illustrated by Marjorie Torrey, which I purchased off of  eBay for $19.99. I knew that I wanted to frame a few of the illustrations as cheap artwork for the walls so I used the colors from the illustrations as a jumping off point for the rest of the decor.

Here are a few of the illustrations that inspired the color pallet for the room:

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I love that the illustrations have a lot of varying hues of green, teal, and purple. I knew that I could easily add a little more purple or green depending on if we had a girl or boy.

I had a very distinct vision for the nursery and a lot of my "vision" turned out to be way out of my budget, so I knew from the beginning that I was going to be completing a lot of DIY projects for the room.

Here is the mood board that I created for our gender neutral nursery:
Whimsical, Vintage Peter Pan inspired nursery

Baby room blue green teal whimsical

Here are some pictures of the nursery in progress (I apologize for the picture quality, these photos were taken pre-blog using my phone):

Gender Neutral Nursery blue and green baby room

Blue and Green Nursery Gender Neutral

 Ikea Hack Blue and Green Nursery baby room

Over the next week I am going to share how I created my version of the perfect gender neutral nursery with you. I will also reveal the nursery as it is today, now that I know the gender and have added some additional gender specific decor.



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