Friday, November 11, 2011

A Boy or Girl?

Happy happy Friday!

No, not me but I have a lot of friends and friends of friends who are pregnant, so instead of showing you more window treatments as I had promised I decided to show you a gender neutral design board that I've put together.

A few weeks ago I had posted a few fun fabric swatches that I had been admiring, so I decided to do a board around the more gender neutral fabrics. I really loved this grouping of fabrics and would certainly use them in another nursery one day (we like surprises at West Pear Avenue), so here you go...a colorful gender neutral nursery.

The chevron fabric from Tonic Living drove this design. The colors are perfect for a nursery and really allow for a ton of options. Here are my sources:

Top row (left to right):
Umbrella art - Etsy seller Nessa Dee - we have a piece of her artwork in my daughter's nursery and it's one of my favorite things (and one of the first things I bought for the nursery during my pregnancy)
Storage boxes - Ikea
Fabrics - Tonic Living, Dwell Studio, Waverly - I think you could do a lot of things with these fabrics, but I was thinking of doing a bumper with the chevron fabric, draperies or a roman shade with the green ikat, and pillows with the black Dotscape. But you could really do a variety of combinations with these fabrics which is so much fun.

Middle row:
Storage bin - Ikea We have two of these in my daughter's nursery and love them. They are sturdy but also allow for a lot of storage (right now we have books and some toys in them).
Crib - Walmart Yes, you read that correctly, Walmart. We also have this crib and love it. The drawer underneath is great and allows for more storage. 
Pendant light: Layla Grace Texture.

Bottom row:
Rocker - Ikea
Pillow - CB2
Art - Etsy seller Trafalgar Square

This was so much fun to put together, and thank you Olioboard for making a bookmark toolbar icon for selecting items to save to my library (a huge time-saver). I still haven't figured out how to get the white/light images not to have those splochy marks.

What are your favorite elements if any on this board? I really love to hear about products people like, so let me know if you've done a nursery or designed a nursery what are some of your favorite items.

I'll have another design board for you inspired by dinnerware on Monday as part of Mood Board Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I got excited when I saw that title!! :) Your fun, colorful mix would make a delightful nursery.

  2. Nice combination of fabrics Holly, they make for a delightful, bright and mod room.
    Have a great week-end and looking forward to Mood Board Monday!!!


  3. What a lovely nursery! I really like the addition of a little black to balance out all the brights.

  4. Both of the prints are darling and look perfect with your inspiration fabric. As for the white on images in Olioboard, click on your item and then look for "background" on the O-board toolbar. Play around with the background - you either add or take away the background (I can't remember which one) from the item and it fixes the problem. Have a great weekend!

  5. Nice picks! I really love the chair and fabric on it, and the pendant... And of course the umbrella art... but I bet you already knew that, right?

  6. Lovely design board and perfect timing. One of my best friends and my brother and sister-in-law are expecting this spring. Maybe I can convince them to let me decorate their nurseries...

  7. This is so that rug and the light fixture.

  8. I love, love this design! It is bright, cheery and would work for either gender. Not to mention, last for a while too! Great job!