Location: Cleveland Park, Washington, D.C.
Little Abby wanted to remain mysterious and would not reveal her whole self to the ultrasound technician during her entire time in the womb. The challenge then was for Erin to create a nursery that would appeal to both a little boy or girl.
The result is a beautiful and functional room. You don't get the feeling that this one was done on a "gender neutral" basis - all beigy beiges...blahh! Instead, Erin went all out. All the way out to the outdoors and brought it back in.
The focal piece is the tree that lives in the nursery. We thought it was a painted mural. It's actually a large, multi-piece decal from Pottery Barn Kids (no longer available). Erin's plan is to have the room grow with Abby. As she masters crawling and starts walking, flowers can be "planted" in the garden and bugs can come visit.
The open storage unit keeps everything tidy. Items are hidden inside the baskets but easily accessed when there is a toy emergency. Other strategic storage includes the drawer under the crib and the nightstand that holds storybooks.
Erin says "so far, so good" of the well-planned nursery. Doesn't look like Abby has any complaints either!