Mini Tour: A Shared Gender-Neutral Space

Mini Tour: A Shared Gender-Neutral Space

Tammy Everts
Sep 25, 2009

As anyone with more than one child can tell you, when you add more children to your family, organizing who sleeps where can turn into an ad hoc affair. We caught this room -- shared by Jeremiah (2.5 years) and Mia (2 months) -- in the middle of a makeover, and we were impressed at how gracefully it's transitioning from one to two occupants.

Jeremiah and Mia's mom, Deborah, gave us a quick tour:

After learning we'd be welcoming a little girl to our family, the decision was made to put together a more gender-neutral room for our son and daughter to share. With that being said, you've caught their room in the middle of a make-over. At the moment, we've only gotten as far as purchasing a twin size bed for Jeremiah (2.5 years) and a similar crib for Mia (2 months). Aside from the artwork over the crib, which is begging for a more extravagant frame, everything else in the room was pre-existing. We've also planned to paint the room a pale shade of blue. The addition of a cozy area rug and Expedit shelving to replace and add more storage space are in our near future as well.

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Furniture and bedding: West Elm, Target, Babies R Us
Artwork above crib: A painting by my mother, made up of drawings I did as a toddler

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