May 19, 2015

A Neutral Nursery


As I recently shared, Adam and I aren't finding out the sex of our Little "Florken" due on September 30th. I feel like not knowing the sex really makes us open our minds to more possibilities when it comes to nursery decor, clothing, etc. I've been dying to share some of our nursery inspiration with you guys so here goes nothing.
Neutral Nursery Inspiration

Neutral Nursery Inspiration by theflorkens

As you can see, we are keeping it pretty basic but I am IN LOVE with the choices we are making! We ordered the crib from Target about a week ago and already have it assembled. But that my friends, is just the start. Let me share with you exactly how long our "Nursery To-Do" checklist is... 
As you can see, we still have plenty of things to do. That said, I feel like we have a decent start. The last weekend of this month, I have family reinforcements coming to Little Rock to help. My Dad will be building an entire closet system and Adam and my brother in law will be putting up beautiful wainscoting throughout the room. In addition, my Mom, step-parents, and sister will be helping me redo an old wooden dresser and glider I've already bought secondhand. 

I think my biggest challenge will be finding someone to make us some custom blackout curtains and to recover the old, nasty cushions that came with the glider I picked up. (If you have any tips for finding talented local seamstresses please let me know.)

I also have the cutest idea for a DIY mobile that I cannot wait to share with you guys... assuming that is, that it comes together in real life as adorably as it does in my own head. 

My master plan is to have all the BIG things done by the time I reach 30 weeks. That way, I can turn my attention to accessorizing as I run across things that I like and worry about washing all the cloth diapers (yup, we plan on doing that!) and baby clothes I buy or receive as gifts. 

In all, I love the idea of a super calm, neutral space for our little one. I can already picture myself rocking Baby "Florken" to sleep in a space this calm and serene. Granted, in real life it might not be as calm with a screaming infant in it, but I'm hoping that every little bit counts! 

Tell me what you think about our nursery inspiration! Would you ever consider a gender-neutral nursery?

15 comments :

  1. I love the animals and colors! It's going to be such a calm place for the little one :) We ordered our crib from Target last week too, it's here...in the box...on the floor lol. We are going to get started on cleaning out the spare room and painting during the first week of January.

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  2. This is too cute! It has such a natural feel.

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  3. I love it! Such calming colors, and the animals are so cute!

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  4. I love this theme. I can't wait to see it all come together. The animals are adorable. :-)

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  5. Beautiful nursery ideas! I love the animal prints, so so cute!

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  6. Love the animal theme..can't go wrong there!

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  7. Love the colour ideas here! And the little animals are super cute!
    Can't wait to see it all come together

    Lou
    naturallybeige.com
    xxx

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  8. Sew Sweet Alterations Boutique here in STL will make your curtains and ship! She is super inexpensive and has a FB page you can check out. She also covered our glider. I don't know how costly that would be to ship but it might be a good option because she was VERY affordable. Love the ideas! Can't wait to see them come together. The mobile will be great! Just try and try until it's right. It'll get there! I know from experience.

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  9. We did a baby jungle animals theme also, which turned out to be appropriate since her nickname is Monkey. I love the wicker elephant, is it a hamper? Anyway, it's super cute.

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  10. I LOVE love love your animal theme. It's perfect...and matches the blog too which is doubly awesome. I've been dreaming a yellow and green nursery - gender netural but pretty for whoever might be in it. I would still find out the sex though, out of my own curiosity, but it wouldn't have to change anything!

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  11. You have so much accomplished already. I don't know why but I was thinking you weren't going to tell anyone the gender but you were going to know. I don't know why I thought that. Oh well. I sent you an email about the curtains as well.

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  12. Loving the quiet calming colors--and the baby animals? Cuteness overload! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the mobile and for the whole room to come together!

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  13. I love this colour palette. As Ive told you before, purely based on preference, not even because of gender per se, i JUST LOVE neutral things for babies. This is going to be the cutest nursery!

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  14. I love it! It's going to be so adorable and I can't wait to see!

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  15. Love it!!! Also. September 30th is like THE BEST DAY EVER to be born. I'm bias though. That's my birthday. hehehe congratulations and have fun!!!!

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