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A Neutral Nursery
When You're Planning for Life's Greatest Surprise

The one answer every expectant parent wants to know - Is it a boy or girl? Some of us can't wait to find out, while others like to torture themselves with nine long months of guessing. I chose the torture. Don't get me wrong, it was fun! From hovering my wedding ring over my belly, checking out the Chinese gender calendar, tracking the heart rate to see if it was in "boy" or "girl" range, analyzing my cravings - we tried them all! Even strangers loved to guess what I was carrying by how I was carrying. But the one burning question that everyone wanted to know? How would I know what to buy?!

We live in a small house. If you stand in the middle and do a spin, you've seen it all; so I didn't want an overly-done nursery. I wanted to design a baby-friendly room that coordinated with the rest of the house. The hunt was on.

Gray was used as a base color for the room, since I could easily incorporate blue or pink, once the baby arrived. I chose an animal theme, which soon evolved into an animal-but-sort-of-more-elephanty theme (elephants are just so cute!).

Not having much of a budget, I saved where I could so that I could splurge on other items I couldn't find a cheaper comparable for (ahem - PBK rocking chair).

The final result was something I was very proud of - a beautiful, baby & budget-friendly, gender-neutral nursery.

By the way, we had a boy :)

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Wife. Mother. Marketer.Wannabe Interior Designer.



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