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Details from our  Gender Neutral Nursery Makeover

We are excited to share ‘a closer look’ at some of the details of our nursery makeover – the details that help truly pull the room together and make it what it is.  As mentioned in our previous reveal post, we were excited to work with some brands we already had a high level of comfort with (i.e. buybuy BABY and Minted), but also learn about new brands in which we quickly fell in love!  By using a variety of brands at different price points, YouthfulNest’s lead designer Lisa Janvrin put together a beautiful white, neutral gender nursery that is anything but cookie cutter!  (We’ve had several questions about specific products, which are all linked at the end.)

The great reveal
The view I have every morning when I walk in the room. The natural light, coupled with the varying shades of whites and creams, makes me so happy! I wasn’t originally sure about mixing my off-white furniture (which I already had) with the bright whites of the bookshelf and other elements, but was quickly pleased when it started to come together!
I did help narrow down the beautiful baby lamb art via Minted, but when it arrived, I was scared. It looked SO big and thought it might be too much. I was so happy that YouthfulNest pushed me out of my comfort zone because without this piece, the room would not be what it is!
How sweet are these aden + anais linens as a crib sheet? It is that element of ‘baby’ that the room needs. I’ve kept out the beautiful Feltman Brothers take-me-home outfit – can’t wait to put the little guy in it!
The previous homeowners had the ceiling painted in clouds. We decided to keep it and it’s dreamy. We scored this awesome light from Target for less than $150! Can you get enough of the Kroma Carpets pelt? It adds such a softness to the room.
I’m pretty obsessed with this storage basket from Target Pillowfort, which looks much more expensive than the $25 I paid. The Saranoni blankets throughout the room add so much softness (and can’t wait to use them with baby boy).
One of YouthfulNest’s big goals is to create a functional nursery – hence the easy reading light and clock. I pushed back on the clock as I thought it looked too ‘girly’ online, but it’s been one of the most complimented elements from visitors (and my husband). I stand corrected!
The DaVinci glider is so beautiful, inviting, and comfortable… and such a great value! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the color and how it complements the room.
Admittedly, I wasn’t 100% sold on this LOOM throw pillow when YouthfulNest suggested it, but it is absolutely perfect in pulling all the colors of the room together, while also complementing the quasi animal theme. The Mary Meyer lamb stuffed animal is absolutely darling.. a brand we just fell in love with!
It’s still amazing to see the (repainted) furniture that Nick (my husband) and I had in our first place as such a big part of this neutral gender nursery. I love it!
Another amazing plush toy by Mary Meyer! The elephant is adorable but also functional – it’s made by SkipHop and serves as a soother, as well as a nightlight (perfect for late night diaper changes)
I just love the Bear print (by Minted) – it’s the perfect piece above the chest of drawers!
Lisa (our lead designer) found these vintage swan book ends on Etsy for under $40 shipped! I love them too much – simple yet striking.
While this adorable SkipHop activity gym isn’t part of the finished nursery per se (rather a toy for baby to play on), it is such a nice pop of color in an all neutrals nursery.
Thanks for following along in our gender neutral nursery transformation – we hope you enjoyed the before and after pictures.  Make sure to check out YouthfulNest and follow on Facebook for many more awesome reveals!


Product Links: Baby Sheep Art (Minted) // Crib (Franklin & Ben via buybuy BABY) // Mattress (Naturepedic via buybuy BABY) // Plush Lamb Rocker (Pottery Barn Kids) // Crib Sheet and Crib Skirt (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) // Glider (DaVinci) // Bookshelf (Pottery Barn Kids) // Stuffed Animals (Mary Meyer Toys) // Colorhouse Paint (Bisque .02) // White Rope Basket (Target) // Stuffed Giraffe (Mary Meyer Toys) // Colorhouse Paint (Bisque .02) // Elephant Nightlight & Soother (SkipHop) //Mirror (Overstock) // Diaper Bag (SkipHop) // Changing Pad Cover (aden + anais via buybuy BABY) //Bunny Clock (PBTeen) // Activity Gym (SkipHop) // Bear Art done by big sister Alexa and framed by Framebridge  // Diaper Caddy Basket (Homegoods in store)

Photo credits: Rich Alfonzo

We partnered with buybuy BABY on this post, but all excitement about the new nursery is our own.

With love,


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