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Things We Love: Gender Neutral Nurseries

gray crib

Blog friend Sherry Hart of Design Indulgence

With fewer than six weeks until the big day, it’s time to put the finishing touches on the nursery and be officially prepared for this little boy to arrive!
blue and white nursery
Dan Laura Einzig via Adore Magazine
A tiny Louis ghost chair like this one was one of my favorite shower gifts from my mother-in-law, who has impeccable taste and loves all things French! It will certainly be going in the nursery. (Funny story: She and Mom picked the exact same day gown from completely different stores in different towns for another shower. Isn’t that hilarious?! My friends tell me this is a blessing…)
gender neutral nurseries
Anyon Interiors
This blue and orange color scheme reminds us of the playroom, which is almost finished as well.
blue and white nursery with hanging bassinet
Serena and Lily
We love the soothing feel of the blues and tans in this room.
gender neutral nurseries with gallery wall
Bagosy Photography via house and home


gender neutral nurseries
Baby lifestyles
gender neutral nurseries
House of Wentworth
This nursery is so restful it makes me want to sleep! Here’s hoping our nursery makes the baby feel the same way!
gender neutral nursery
Serena and Lily
I just received the most gorgeous Serena and Lily baby sling that is so stylish I can’t wait to wear it–and it’s organic to boot! It sort of looks like this room, with the softest blue cotton you’ve ever felt inside.
gender neutral nursery
Serena and Lily
We also went with a Moroccan pouf as the glider footstool in the nursery. It’s the perfect height.
green and white nursery
Samantha Fargo via Style at Home
We just needed a little more inspiration while putting the finishing touches on the nursery! Thanks for humoring us. We can’t wait to show you all the end result!


Creating the Perfect Gender Neutral Nurseries

neutral nurseries

Mom and I have had the chance to decorate bedrooms, bathrooms, dens, foyers, living rooms, dining rooms, sunrooms and kitchens in our own homes — with, admittedly, help from the pros when need be! But the one room we’ve never had a chance to daydream into reality is a beautiful nursery… until now! We thought it was time to share with all of our blog-following friends that my husband Will and I are expecting our first little one in September. These gender neutral nurseries certainly have us inspired!


neutral nurseries with chandelier
Chicsack Nursery

This post also comes with an apology. The past couple of months we might have been a little less than punctual with our posts, especially on the writing end, because, contrary to my visions of myself as a glowing, downward facing dogging pregnant person, I woke up at about four weeks with “morning” sickness and have been waiting for it to dissipate ever since… I think we all have to tell ourselves that we are going to be those glowing mothers with the inner calm to get pregnant in the first place! Sort of like how we tell ourselves that our child won’t throw spaghetti on the white couch like our friends’ children, even though, deep down, we know there’s at least a crayon wall mural in our futures.

nursery with perfect decor
Amy D. Morris Design

For the first several weeks, Will and I told ourselves and each other that we were going to let the sex of this little one be a surprise and have a gorgeous, gender-neutral nursery like one of these. Now, though, with the date of that magical ultrasound where they ask the inevitable question, “Do you want to know what it is?” looming only a couple of weeks away, we’ve lost all self control and just have to know!
nursery with gallery wall of pictures
Christina Murphy Interiors

The mother in me doesn’t care at all whether this baby is a boy or girl, but the decorator sort of does. Neutral is, of course, one of our all-time favorite color palettes, but when you start shopping all that pink and blue can be quite seductive…


gender neutral nurseries
Cottage Living

Plus, in our house, we have one bedroom and bath that already lends itself very well to a boy, while another seems to be more girlish. I’m going to take pics sometime this week and let all of you see if you agree.

gender neutral nurseries

This picture may be partially to thank for me realizing I was expecting in the first place. We posted it, and, while musing how precious it was, I realized I hadn’t been feeling well lately…. Six positive pregnancy tests later…


neutral nurseries
Gina Kates Designer

Pink or blue, there are definitely Moroccan poufs in this nursery’s future.


nursery in gray and yellow
gender neutral nurseries
Tom Felicia Designer


canopy crib
Urban Grace

Love the canopy!


nursery for twins
Stately Homes by the Sea Designer Showhouse


all white nursery
Simon Bevan Photography

Okay, so we promise that Design Chic isn’t going to turn into a baby blog. But can you humor us for a few more days while we let you know what we’re thinking for nurseries? We hope so! We need feedback from all of our stylish friends!

Happy Monday, everyone. We hope it’s an amazing week!


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