Ainsley's Gender-Neutral Nursery

Ainsley's Gender-Neutral Nursery

Carrie McBride
Aug 5, 2015
(Image credit: Gina Zeidler )

Name: Ainsley (3 months)
Location: United States

We didn't tell anyone Ainsley's gender before she was born, so we wanted to create a nursery that was gender neutral with hints of feminine accents. Our house is a 1950's-style rambler, so we searched out pieces for the room that fit with the look and feel of the house as well as our design style. My greatest desire was to create a room that was peaceful, calming and fit with the rest of our house without looking too kid-like.

The space itself isn't very big, so we stuck with light, bright and airy colors to make the space feel larger than it actually is. After we decided on a color palette of grays, blues and silver, everything started to really come together!

My favorite piece in the room is the dresser. My mom found it for $35 at a secondhand store and she knew it had amazing potential! I was a little skeptical, but after she painted it white I was a believer, too. It's such a beautiful centerpiece to the room and I love that it has a special story, too. It was the first piece of furniture that we got for the room and it set the tone for the rest of the design.

Source List:

  • Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Worldly Gray
  • Rocker/Glider: Room and Board
  • Crib Sheet: Pottery Barn Kids
  • Book Case: Mid-Century Modern Horizontal Bookshelf from Target (painted white)
  • Rug and Lamp: Homegoods
  • Chandelier: A 1950's original that was gifted to us from a friend
  • Changing Table/Dresser: Thrifted find for $35
  • Crib: Babyletto Hudson Crib in Gray
  • Changing Pad: Keekaroo Peanut Changer in Vanilla

Thanks, Madison! Readers, visit Madison at her food blog Espresso & Cream.


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