Hands down, creating this little babe’s gender neutral nursery has been my favorite project to date! Ever since we moved into this apartment I could envision this small room as a nursery one day and it has been so surreal bringing it to life. From coming up with ideas, pinning inspo pictures and slowly, but surely figuring out a design plan and what I wanted it to look like, it has been such a fun experience from start to finish.
I feel so lucky to have discovered Kathy Kuo Home, where I found what I describe as the the core building blocks for this nursery. It started with this incredible wool rug, which I couldn’t stop thinking about from the moment I saw it — it had the perfect textures and touches of grey that I was looking for! I ended up starting with this piece, and designed the entire room around it. I also found a few other pieces from the Kathy Kuo selection that seamlessly worked together, including our crib, stool and set of baskets. These pieces provided the perfect touches to keep the space light, bright and neutral.
The team at Kathy Kuo is amazing and are offering you all 20% off your order from their site with code: KKHxKENDALL20 now through the end of April! Their site is easy to navigate and you can search for things by category, decor style or even by room. I used their kids tab a bunch, but also don’t be afraid to think outside the box and look elsewhere on their site for pieces you might want to include in whichever room you are focusing on (this is how I discovered the woven baskets).
A few things + special touches:
I found these bunny prints that I placed above the crib on Etsy as an instant download for about $12. I bought them immediately as I thought they were absolutely precious and would work perfectly above the crib. I always send prints I plan to frame (including ones Matt and I snap) to get professionally printed at ADORAMAPIX, which is also super affordable (I printed these at 16×20). I then found the natural wooden frames at Target, making this project come to life for well under $80.
Another fun DIY I did was theglass amber bottles that sit out on the changing table. I am such a visual person and love everything to look neat and clean, so wanted to create something for baby products I knew I would be using daily and prefer to have quick access to. The bottles (16oz) are from Amazon and then I had custom decals made up from one of my favorite Etsy shops. I then found this wooden toy bin (small size) and used that to hold a few diapers, burp clothes (SO soft and 4 for $10), the amber bottles, a teething toy and Burt’s Bees Baby Powder for easy access while doing diaper changes.
I loved the collection of 3 hand woven rivergrass baskets from Kathy Kuo Home and wanted to disperse them for different purposes throughout the nursery. The smallest one is displayed on the ladder bookcase and holds all the baby’s toys. This way we can grab what we need from the basket, or take the basket from room to room!
While I can’t wait to use the Oeuf Birch White Crib we picked out, baby K will be spending a bit of time in the beginning in our room at night snoozing in the SNOO, so I wanted to include that as well (full review to come)! I love the chic, modern style of the SNOO, which fits in beautifully with the decor in our home.
Other Baby Items: