I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE a room that can transition with baby into their toddler years, young childhood, preteen, and teen years. It’s so economically smart and brings me joy as a grown adult. I love what Kelsey did with Shade’s room even more. What I love even more about it was not only did she curate this room to be transitional through the ages, but through gender also-now THAT is smart! I’m so happy to share Shade’s, what I’m calling, transitional nursery, with you today and explain why I love it so much.
As mentioned, I love when a room can easily transition with the baby as they grow. When I found out my daughter was a girl, I went all out choosing elegant colors-purple and gold, with neutrals like white and cream. The problem with that is it is obviously only a room that a girl would love. Sure, the main pieces I had were neutral in color so that it was a little more “grown” for when Hazel got older. The problem is the pieces were very feminine, definitely something I could not put in a boy room.
Kelsey chose colors and furniture that was very gender neutral. This room used to be Shade’s older sister’s room. There were feminine wall pieces to “girl it up”. However, the base of the room was very gender neutral which really paid off when they found out they were having a boy. All Kelsey had to do was change the rug, a lamp here, and some different decor on the shelves and all the sudden, it was easily transformed into a boy nursery. Check it out below!
The wall color and furniture is all the same as before, but Kelsey changed out the accent pieces to be black and white to make it Shade’s room.
These are the same shelves that were in here with River’s room too, except there were some book titles that had some pinks in there. Kelsey put books with more masculine colors for Shade.
Same chair as before, but different blanket. And I love this blanket! It reminds me of one I always want to get but haven’t pulled the trigger on yet, it says “I LIKE NAPS”.
This crib is exactly the same. The neutral white allowed Kelsey to keep it without changing a thing. The decor on the wall used to have a cute little white and pink. swan head. An easy swap to change up the look entirely.
Great job, Kelsey! I love how simple, cute, but grown it is! I especially love how transitional it is!