Blue Elliot's Eclectic Gender-Neutral Space

Blue Elliot's Eclectic Gender-Neutral Space

Lauren Hufnagl
Jan 22, 2013

Name: Blue Elliot (2 months)
Location: Portland, Oregon

This is our first baby. Despite our small 1200 square foot, two bedroom condo, we love the close proximity to downtown Portland. So we made our guest bedroom a nursery while leaving space for guests as well.

We didn't find out if our baby was going to be a boy or a girl ahead of time, so a gender neutral palette was a necessity. The space had to work both as a fully functional nursery and a guest bedroom. We went with "Tupelo Tree" from Sherwin Williams which paired nicely with turquoise, gold and other splashes of color. The rocking chair was something my family bought in 1975, and we had it reupholstered. The crib is a convertible, so it turns into a toddler bed and then into the head/food boards for a full size bed. We found the changing table on Craigslist and repainted it and changed out the knobs. I found whimsical bugs at a fabric store made out of recycled items. They were originally for outdoor lawn ornaments so they are suspended on springs. I hung them from the ceiling so they give our baby something to look at in the summer when the window is open and the bugs "jump around."

When we have guests in town, they sleep in the our master bedroom and we sleep in the full bed in the nursery. The full size bed was put directly on the floor to be more accessible to kids - created as a reading place for our kiddo and his ample library. When you enter the room, the changing table is directly ahead, dividing the "guest bed" from the doorway allowing it some privacy.

Thanks, Kristina! Readers, you can visit Kristina at her website, Kristina Wright.

(Images: Kristina Wright)


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