I recently had clients who requested that I cast a vision for their nursery. They didn’t want a typical nursery. Not only did they want a non-gender nursery (they don’t know if they’re having a girl or boy), but they also agreed they wanted a “non-babyish” nursery. No typical baby color combinations. No typical baby themes. A sophisticated room that didn’t scream, “I’m a nursery!” Here’s an idea board I put together for them to help them envision such a nursery.
This is what I suggested: a non-pastel green paired with whites and creams. An awesome accent wall of treed wallpaper, a plush grass-like area rug, linen drapery panels and atypical but comfy chair to nurse in, a clean and simple white dresser and crib with simple, light-colored bedding (no bunnies, no frills!). No, it’s not a typical look for a nursery. But there’s no doubt it’s a nursery, right? I mean, there’ll be a crib centered on the glorious accent wall. A slightly whimsical birdcage-like light fixture. Baby toys and board books to occupy the bookcase, stuffed animals in the crib, a changing pad on the dresser.
Could you do a non-babyish nursery? Have you ever even considered it?