June 30, 2011

Transitioning the nursery

When I designed my son’s nursery, I took great pains to not make it too gender specific.  The intent was to be able to transform it easily, if necessary, to a room for a girl if we should need to do that down the road.  And guess what… WE NEED TO DO THAT!!!  YAY!!

Now there, are some items that are 100%, without question staying in the room.  The pendant lamp, the bookshelf, the rocker, the dresser, the bookcase (not seen), the dresser/changing table (also not seen), the radiator cover and the roman shades.  I also have no plans to paint.  So that really leaves me with minimal things to change out to customize the place to our new addition to the family.

I’m still not 100% sure I won’t just switch out the FLOR tiles we already have with some pinks…but if I DO decide to go all CrAAAaZy I am in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with FLOR’s new Damascus print in black and white.  The problem is that everything else in the room is a shade of tan or brown.  So no matter HOW much I love it and am a fan of breaking rules…I just don’t think it will work for us.

But you know what WILL work??  FLOR’s All Square in purple

…with a 1/2 tile border of Rake Me Over in lime.  Now THAT would really transform the place!

Other potential switch outs include trading these sailboats (that I removed from the single bar and have hanging over the crib and changing table)…

…for these awesome-sauce, oiled bronze finished mini-pendants.

And I will probably change out the three pieces above the crib and do something a bit more collage-y like this sweet one I found over at Cove Street

…or this one that was in Clara’s old room over at Young House Love.

Lastly, we’ll have to switch out my son’s name on the wall.  Thankfully, the same letters are still available at Pottery Barn Kids, so I have ordered the 4 we will need to switch out the names and that is looking to be the easiest switch yet.  Bonus points if you can figure out what we are naming our little girl based on the fact that we only need to switch out four letters :)

I am pleasantly surprised that all the work we did so very long ago to ensure an easy transition should we need it (which we do) has been worth it.  Do you have any easy switch outs you’ve implemented in your home lately?

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One Response to “Transitioning the nursery”

  1. Amber Says:
    July 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I actually really like the idea of just changing out the blue tiles in the existing rug to pink (although I like blue for little girls, too!). But that might be just because I really love that rug set-up!