MODERN GRAY and WHITE NURSERY

by Angela

Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines

Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines

Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines
Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines
Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines
Fresh, Modern Nursery with Clean Lines

My goal was to keep the style in my baby's modern gray and white nursery clean and fresh while keeping true to the form following function rule of good design. I also wanted the nursery's decor to blend and flow with the rest of our home so I chose to keep it simple and neutral.


To accomplish this I layered textures and fabrics and bought furniture pieces that could later be used in different rooms of the house or updated for our little one in years to come.


Neutral Modern Gray and White Nursery Ideas




There are new items as well as items that we used that are leftovers from when we were children.



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beagle silhouette pillow on contemporary modern white slipcover nursery chair


THE NURSERY FURNITURE

Little details that have special significance to our family were worked into the nursery's design like the beagle silhouette outline is sewed on a little pillow to represent our dog Willy.

We chose to buy a Stokke crib because in its smallest configuration we could use it as a bassinet in our bedroom and then convert it into a larger size when the baby sleeps in his own room. The style of the crib is exactly what I need in the modern gray and white nursery and I also liked that it has casters and can be easily moved around.



Gray and White Baby Bedding



I made the baby's bedding myself from simple, soft white cotton fabric that I bought at the local fabric store. I even made my own pattern using the mattress as a pattern. This was a great way to keep costs down since oval shaped bedding is not cheap.

In addition to the white fabric used in the crib bedding two main fabrics are used throughout the space, a black and white houndstooth fabric and Metro Living Circles in gray by Robert Kaufman. I bought inexpensive containers to use as diaper changing caddies and recovered them with the houndstooth fabric.


The little chair was passed down from my father, to me and my sister and now down to my baby boy. I stained the wood chocolate brown and recovered it with houndstooth fabric.


modern homemade yellow baby crib mobile paper

DIY Baby Crib Mobile


I made the crib mobile using some lightweight wire, thread and buttery yellow paper.



I made a paper stencil in the shape that I needed and traced it on the paper. Then I cut out a bunch and glued thread between 2 of the shapes. I strung 3 or 4 of the paper cutouts at varying heights on each thread. I used the wire to make a circular base and slid the thread with the shapes onto it.

ralph lauren hopsack wall arrangement modern gray white yellow nursery baby boy

THE MODERN GRAY and WHITE NURSERY WALLS

We painted the walls using a
Ralph Lauren paint in a color called "Hopsack" and used Behr Polar Bear as the trim color.





I ordered the large tree nursery wall decals with bare branches online and even though they were so tall, they were surprisingly easy to put up.


I created most of the framed artwork that you see in the picture myself. I found free fonts that I could download online and through trial and error I came up with some stuff we really liked.

As you can see, I stuck with the same color scheme, grays, browns and yellows, throughout. In the wall arrangement you will find a copy of the ultrasound, family pictures and a lovely shower card that I received from a close friend. There are some place holders in there that will have to be changed out once the baby is born (the footprints and the birth announcement!).
One of patterns in the frame is eerily similar to a crazy bathroom tile we had in our previous home. Just little fun things that make the space a connection to our past and present.

The whole frame wall concept is that I will be able to change out the pictures as time goes on.

NURSERY DECORATIONS


The light fixture is the Vibe pendant from Zone Maison.

The carpet (Adum), bookshelf ( Expedit) white picture frames (Virserum), chair (Klappsta) and dresser (Hemnes) are all from Ikea. One of my favorite things we did was replace the knobs on the dresser with vintage glass knobs.


The ladder/blanket storage was an easy DIY project made of wood 2x2’s that were then stained. I hung the blankets on the different rungs for easy access and to add visual interest.

The little tv table beside the crib has been kicking around our home for years but with a fresh coat of glossy white paint and a dark tray on top give it now has a an updated look more in keeping with the style of our modern gray and white nursery.

From the webmaster:

Angela, you have been one busy lady! Your modern nursery ideas are fabulous and your "do-it-yourself" success is proof positive that parents that visit Unique Baby Gear Ideas can save money by doing some sewing and making some of the nursery decorations themselves! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing nursery pictures and if you have time, we would love to see some pictures of the nursery with baby in residence when he arrives!

All the best to you and your family.

Jan



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Lovely
by: Trina

I just love the design and I appreciate the example. I am going to take your excellent ideas and add some "girl-y" colors to it for my project. It is so helpful to be able to see what other moms have done.

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Tree Decal Info
by: Angela

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
I got my tree decal from this Etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62839366/art-wall-decals-wall-stickers-tree-decal

There are a bunch of other ones on Etsy too, so look around. Hope that helps:)

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tREE dECAL
by: Anonymous

Hello, I have searched high and low for the Bare tree decal. Can you please post/email where you found these? Thank you. Miranda@mgigolf.com

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tREE dECAL
by: Anonymous

Hello, I have searched high and low for the Bare tree decal. Can you please post/email where you found these? Thank you. Miranda@mgigolf.com

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I HAVE A QUESTION!!
by: MARIA

The baby's room is so perfect! Many congratulations to you!

I have a question about the bare branches wall decal. Could you please post the name and/or address of the online site where you found them?

Thanks.

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Vote :)
by: Sonya

I love this nursery. I would not have picked these colors myself but seeing them together I see that this combination is very attractive and makes the room very gender neutral.

With that being said, my favorite feature of the room is its gender neutral look and I do love the furniture in it.

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by: Sonya

Love this nursery!

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love everything about this!
by: Christina Sylvester Skinner

Love everything about this room! A touch of yellow is a perfect accent. I could see myself living in a room like this. Great job!

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beautiful
by: Anonymous

awesome room!

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oMG i want this nursery for my Kenzie!!
by: Elizabeth P.

This is the most beautiful nursery ever! I am sooo jealous :)
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My Vote
by: Kali W

I vote for this nursery for the nursery picture contest! It's stunning!

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Winner!
by: largirl

Good luck! I'm voting for your nursery! It's gorgeous - so modern and clean and crisp but still PRETTY! :)

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Wowzers
by: Anne

Amazing. I love the work with the neutral colours. I never knew neutral colours could look so good. When can you decorate my nursery?

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exciting
by: Pat

Your decorating is so exciting, yet soothing. I can imagine a happy little baby boy/girl kicking their feet in the air, making funny little noises, and showing off a personality.
Great work!

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gorgeous!
by: Anonymous

Very beautiful... cozy looking nursery. Lucky baby!

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Ikea rug
by: Anonymous

What color did you choose for the rug? BEAUTIFUL room!

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Love....
by: Anonymous

This is beautiful... love the grey and yellow... amazing....

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Beautiful!!!!
by: Meg Wolfe-Wylie

LOVE the colour scheme!! You're incredibly talented!!

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Beautiful room
by: Lucy

Congratulations Angela your babys room is so beautiful i dont just give 5 star i gave a 10 very well done.

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WHOW!!
by: Elizabeth

I want you to do my whole house...

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Love it!
by: Ashley

This is such a cool nursery - what a lucky baby!

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Fantastic!
by: Alana

Angela, Wow! The nursery looks fantastic. I really enjoyed reading about the creative ways you designed the room and contents.
-Alana, Glenn, Cassidy and Riley

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Love the Room!!
by: Nadine

I love the room! You did an amazing job Angela!!!!

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Unique
by: Lois and Paul

Angela I see you found your calling.
The room you created is very unique and inspiring.

Great Job !

Lois and Paul


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Beautiful!
by: Jessica John

I love it Angela! Can I get you to come and decorate everywhere for me???? :)
Congratulations!

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Love it!
by: D'Arcy

I absolutely love this nursery! The colour scheme works really well and is so unlike what you usually find in a baby’s room. Great job Angela; it looks beautiful.

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NICE!
by: Moo

Angela - As I look at the trees, it appears that
the sunlight is hitting the mobile, giving a lovely
warm glow. I love how you incorporated Sir Willy
into the design, nice personal touch. Great Work!

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Inviting
by: Jack

This nurserie is so inviting, I would love to have a snooze there myself. Lovely work Angela.

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Stunning
by: Kathie

What a stunning nursery you have created. I love the clean lines and the inclusion of meaningful items in your decor.

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Gorgeous
by: Anonymous

Love the wall colour, and the departure from the traditional view of a baby's room. So refreshing. And the time and effort you put into all the projects is so evident. Love it :)

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Love love love it!
by: Nicole

I love everything about this nursery! It's stunning & going to be a gorgeous space for the baby!

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WOW!!
by: Debbie

Simple, yet elegant and functional. Lucky newborn to have such a talented mom.

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Gorgeous
by: Tamara

I love that it isnt cutesy and that it doesnt push traditional gender colours.

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Baby Room
by: Mary

The MOST beautiful nursery I have ever seen. No pink or blue here spelling out the design savvy of the decorator. The budget with DIY projects was kept in mind throughout. Wonderful job.
Does Angela have a business or how can I contact her?

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Lucky Baby
by: Betty

Whow! I cannot believe the talent of this mother to be.The love and affection for their baby shows through at every angle.
This is a tremendous job. I love it.

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Beautiful!!
by: Diane MacLean

This is an extraordinary work of simplicity and function. I would ask 'Angela' to design for me any day and feel confident with the outcome.

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Impressive!
by: Tiana

This is the best nursery I've ever seen! Very inspiring.

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Beautiful!
by: Emily Saunders

I love the homemade mobile!

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Beautifully Serene
by: Anonymous

This is a beautiful room. I can't beleive this is a DIY. Lucky,lucky baby.

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Fabulous!
by: Kerry

He is going to be such a luck little boy!

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Fabulous!
by: Kerry

He is going to be such a lucky little boy!

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Tres chique
by: Ryan

Outstanding design. Might only be surpassed by the manual labour that helped bring it together.

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A-mazing.
by: Kristen

absolutely gorgeous! I expect nothing less from this fabulous designer.

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Beautiful room
by: Craig

...but where does the PS3 go?

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