a neutral nursery

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My husband and I didn’t know whether we were having a boy or a girl. We picked a nursery palette of black and white, gray and yellow. We kept everything neutral knowing we could always add more color later.

We wanted it to be cozy and inviting filling it with different layers and texture. I loved the idea of a feature wall and therefore hand water colored a dot pattern and had panels printed on vinyl like wall paper. My friends over at Duggal did an amazing job bringing the idea to life.

We asked our wedding photographer Kate Neal Photo to capture our son’s arrival and documented the nursery at the same time. Weston’s nursery remains my favorite room of the house.

My husband’s cousin made us the most adorable quilt using a black & white cartoon print by Sarah Watts called Sweet Dreams and the starfruit color she chose inspired us to paint the window seat nook walls giving the room an added dimension. My husband hand built the bench and we eventually ordered a custom cushion to sit on top. This is one of my son’s favorite places to explore.

For my baby shower we asked guests to bring a book in lieu of a greeting card. This built Weston a wonderful library and we love reading the heartfelt messages from everyone during story time.

We also used puzzles in place of a guest book and guests wrote fun messages on the back of each piece.

We used Babylist for our registry which allowed us to pull favorite items from many different shops. The Teepee, Felt Garland, and Wire Letters are all from Etsy. I surprised my husband in choosing the words for the wire letters in the name of a song he once wrote. See more favorites from our nursery in the marketplace here and the items I couldn’t have lived without here.

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