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You Are My Sunshine Artwork

This children’s artwork was my first purchase and is the color-palette inspiration for my gender neutral nursery.

Welcome to my very first baby post! I couldn’t be more excited. Besides my “I’m pregnant” announcement and a couple of maternity style outfit posts, I haven’t mommy blogged about pregnancy or baby, until now :) Even though I’m pregnant and nearly homeless {1 month until our house closes, 2 months before baby arrives, and we still have to find a place to rent and move}, a girl can still dream about the nursery she wishes was already set up, right? People have asked me if I’ve started nesting yet and I respond with a, oh yeah, that would be nice, if I had a house to nest in LOL.

We’re not going to find out the gender of our baby, and I had no idea how difficult it would be to find gender neutral nursery decor and apparel. My options when I shop locally are usually a green and yellow combo, or a pile of neutral tans and browns. The children’s artwork above was my very first nursery purchase and not only do I love the artwork and song {the song meant a lot after everything we’ve been through}, but I thought the colors were the PERFECT color palette for a gender neutral nursery! I love that is mixes drab, almost vintage yellow and green, with a few pops of coral orange and turquoise.

The following is a gender neutral nursery roundup of rooms that have inspired me, followed by my list of purchases so far, which is still in progress. I have so many more gender neutral nursery ideas at Pinterest, and some of you caught on to my pinning before I announced that I was pregnant ;) I can’t wait to get everything set up.

Gender Neutral Nursery – Inspiration Rooms

Modern Gender Neutral Nursery

Not exactly in my color scheme, but I am SO in love with this room, in particular the Stokke baby crib. I really need this crib in my life. LOVE! designed by sissy + marley

Gender Neutral Nursery Tan Brown

This nursery is a little too tan and brown neutral for my taste, but I am in love with the decor, in particular the layering of shades and shears, the chrome changing table, the bookcase with baskets and the chandelier. image via

Gender Neutral Nursery Tiffany Blue Green

What’s not to love about this nursery? The painted furniture is beautiful – the Tiffany blue crib and celery green table, curtains, and chair go so well together. I also really love the framed photography in the corner of the room. image via

Ombre Dresser Drawers

The second I saw this pic, I grabbed my childhood dresser out of a closet and my husband took it to a professional to have it stripped, reinforced, and repainted. It was yellow with orange drawers when I was little, and my mom painted it solid black when I was in college. I heard there were so many layers of paint when they stripped it, so who knows if it had a previous owner that also gave it a few layers. I love that my kiddo will have a little piece of family history with my dresser. Based on my nursery artwork, the ombre dresser drawers will be light to dark drab celery green, similar to the top 3 drawers in the pic. image via

Gender Neutral Nursery Green Blue Yellow

This gender neutral nursery uses all of my colors – celery green, turquoise blue, yellow, and a splash of orange. image via

My Gender Neutral Nursery – Purchases So Far

Gender Neutral Nursery

For the base of my gender neutral decor, I purchased celery green bedding including chenille changing covers, a dust ruffle, and crib sheets, broken up by a neutral organic bumper at a Gilt sale last week. The coral lamp, shade, turquoise baby blanket, and yellow toss pillow are from Target, the turquoise chevron rug is from Urban Outfitters, and the super soft toddler pillow and zebra blanket are from my new fav shop for home decor, One Kings Lane. Lastly, the color palette inspiration for my gender neutral room is the “You Are My Sunshine” children’s artwork from Gilt.com.

As soon as we have a new address, I’m going to purchase a white crib and changing table. I think the only thing I have left to pick up is a glider chair and a few throw pillows. My ombre dresser should be finished up soon, and I suppose I will need a side table.

Any other furniture, bedding, or accessories suggestions for this first time mom? Am I missing anything obvious?

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