Our Neutral Nursery

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I’m so excited to share photos of our baby’s nursery with you today! Regardless of whether or not we had found out the sex of Baby Adams, I knew I wanted to do a neutral room filled with items that I loved. I really tried to collect individual pieces that made me happy rather than think about it too much and I’m so happy with the finished product!

We are renters and the second bedroom in our apartment has so much natural light with big bay windows that I wanted to be the star of the room. The space is pretty small so we decided on as few pieces as possible to accomplish everything we needed for our little one. We were fortunate enough to work with some amazing brands that helped us accomplish exactly what we were looking for and I love that all of these pieces will be used in future bedrooms as our family continues to grow.

I was really torn between doing a white crib for the nursery but with the white walls and the amount of light that shines through the windows I opted for this Archway Crib in grey from Land of Nod. I am so happy we decided to switch it up because the grain and color adds a warm feel to the room. We complimented the grey crib with the Milo Glider in grey which is seriously so so comfortable. I find myself sitting there, rocking back and forth with my coffee most mornings. Rather than add the ottoman I decided on this natural moroccan leather pouf from Lulu & Georgia to give some texture.

We worked with my sweet friend Meg of MegMade on a custom vintage dresser for the room and the results are everything I could have ever dreamed of! For those of you that aren’t familiar with MegMade it is an amazing shop and design studio filled with rehabbed vintage furniture and the option to customize your own piece from their collection. I love the cloudy grey paint color Meg chose for the dresser and the inside of the drawers are painted in a contrasting buttery grey. Meg actually started her business when her first son was born and needed a dresser for their nursery – she knew exactly what I would need in terms of a changing table and I know this piece will be a staple in our home for years and years to come. You can browse finished pieces here or stop by their amazing space!

The rest of the room is really simple and clean. I found this adorable mobile on Etsy right when I first got pregnant and knew that regardless of what we were having I wanted to include these cute knitted animals. I complimented the mobile with prints from Sharon Montrose’s Animal Print Shop {the Little Darlings are above the crib and the Babies are near the shelves}. The shelves are filled with gifts we’ve received from family and friends and everything else is linked below for your reference! Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions.

And I just wanted to say thank you for all of your kind words, support, encouraging comments and the general love you’ve shown throughout my pregnancy. The past 9 months have been so surreal and the fact that our baby is almost here feels like a dream. Thank you for always looking beyond the computer screen and treating me as a friend, even though the majority of us have never met I truly feel a huge sense of community thanks to this site and my loyal following. I can’t wait to share this next chapter of my life with all of you!

Land of Nod Archway Crib c/o
Serena & Lily Polka Dot Crib Sheet
Land of Nod Crib Skirt
Safari Mobile
Sharon Montrose Animal Print Shop Little Darlings c/o
Alphabet Blanket
Jellycat Lamb Animal
You Are So Loved Brushstroke Print

Land of Nod Milo Glider c/o
Serena & Lily Sweater Knit Baby Blanket
Lulu & Georgia Natural Moroccan Leather Pouf c/o
Ikea Floor Lamp
West Elm Two Tone Martini Table
PB Teen Pom Pom Blackout Drape
CB2 Looped Rug
Land of Nod Woven Storage Baskets

Meg Made Vintage Dresser c/o
Vintage Mirror {similar here}
Land of Nod Changing Pad
Land of Nod Swiss Dot Changing Pad Cover
Sharon Montrose Animal Print Shop Babies Prints
Mini Boden Hooded Knit Sweater

CB2 Marble Shelves
West Elm Cursive Hello Word Object
Freshly Picked Moccasins
Bunny Hook {similar here}
Roberta Roller Rabbit Swaddle Blanket
Mini Boden Hooded Towel
Finkelsteins Plush Giraffe

Photos by Heather Talbert.

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  1. It’s gorgeous, Liz! You are going to be such a beautiful mom and your baby is going to feel so at home in this nursery and when he/she is older, look back at photos and be like wow, my parents nailed it and I was so lucky! Yay for being at the final stretch 🙂
    xox Monica
    Cake & Lilies

  2. Liz,

    You have created such a beautiful space for baby Adams!!! it will be a great space to make so many wonderful memories. So exciting!!!



  3. Beautiful room! My sister is due in two weeks with her first little one and it has been so fun to see you going through the same amazing journey. Congrats to your family! xo

  4. Beautiful nursery! We have the same mini Boden sweater for my daughter, Bee! I used a similar approach when putting her room together a few months ago. Even though we knew the gender, I wanted everything to be gender-neutral (not to mention that pink is one of my least favorite colors). Best of luck with these last few days!

  5. Such a gorgeous space! So excited your little one is almost here, get ready for your whole world to change in the best way ever 🙂 where did you find the white base for your changing pad? I need one of those! Xx

    1. Hi Meggan! We are so so excited. Love seeing photos of your little one on insta! The changing pad base is from Land of Nod 🙂

  6. Liz! The nursery is perfect. All of the little details and personal touches make it absolutely adorable. Your baby is already so loved! I adore your style & décor sense. Your blog has always been one that I follow for advice, fashion and inspiration. Can’t wait for what is to come for you and your family! 🙂

  7. Who painted the room?? It’s fantastic! Great lines, multiple coats, what else could you ask for?? You should give him credit.

  8. this little room came out so GREAT! love it and so excited for you and the hubby to meet the little one soon. xx!

  9. Where are the curtains from? Love your nursery!! I especially love that you don’t have crib bumpers. I have seen so many people continue to use them without knowing how unsafe they are!

  10. Gorgeous! This beautiful space is going to be so special for you and your babe!

  11. What a beautiful nursery! Was wondering what paint did you use for the walls?
    Thanks and have a wonderful day!

  12. I love this nursery! My husband and I rent in Lincoln Park, too, and are talking about starting a family soon. Neither of us want to flee to the suburbs, but aren’t quite ready to buy. I would love to see a post/your thoughts on city living, renting vs. buying, making small spaces work for your family, etc. You seem to do it all effortlessly!

  13. What an adorable nursery! We opted to wait to find out the gender for our kids too! My son’s nursery is very similar with neutral walls and artwork. We are currently still adding some budget-friendly DIYs but have the artwork from Sharon Montrose as well! Her prints are the best! Here is the link, we DIYed some curtains like that in my daughter’s room to look like your Serna & Lily ones! What a beautiful room!


    Annie- All Things Big and Small

  14. The most perfect nursery ever. Saving this for when I have a baby! Those shelves are to die for and the ball fringe?? AMAZEBALLS. Congrats on making it to the finish line of your pregnancy! Can’t wait to hear more about your little one when he or she arrives! 🙂

  15. Hi Liz,

    Your thoughtful words at the end of your post made me want to reach out and comment (which I never do!). I follow lots of bloggers, but your is the first site I go to every day. At first, I wasn’t immediately drawn to your site so strongly, but over time, your genuine personality and “real girl” attitude made me come back for more. You’re going to make such a beautiful mom. Your nursery looks beautiful, really! I love the style you went for and it makes me interested in seeing a home tour! 😉

  16. So peaceful! The only thing that will make it better is a sweet baby to sleep & play & cuddle inside 🙂

  17. Gorgeous nursery! Love all the sweet touches….and that adorable crocheted blanket in the crib! ❤️ Just started following your blog – best of luck with the new baby!

  18. The prints you bought for the nursery are just adorable and perfect. Everything seems calm and peaceful, I’m sure the neutral helps with that. Best of all the neutral is non-gender specific. Smart thinking.

    Beautiful as always,
    Jess | http://www.citycomfortsdc.com

  19. Love every sweet detail! I may have missed it but did you say where the shelves are from? Love those!!!!

  20. Beautiful nursery! What size prints did you order above the crib? Did you do the framing yourself or get it done through the Animal Print Shop?


    1. Hey Liz! I’m also wondering what size prints you got above the crib? I also plan to order two to three for the wall above our crib in the nursery and I like the way the spacing is with yours.

  21. Such a beautiful room! What size of the Animal Print Shop pictures did you put above the crib?

  22. Beautiful nursery!!
    Do the blackout curtains really block out a majority of light? I’m thinking about getting these for my son’s nursery but want to make sure they would be recommended.


  23. How big are your Sharon Montrose prints? Did you but then framed from her store?

  24. Hello! Your sons nursery is adorable. What size are the “Little Darlings” prints over his crib?

  25. Love it all!! On the shelves the two little planters you made as bookends, happen to remember where those are from?