Baby Sanctuary: Benefits of a Neutral Nursery


There’s something to be said for a calm and tranquil space.  It floods you with peace, lowers your blood pressure, and makes you feel all cozy inside.  So, why is it that these spaces are usually only found in spas and resort hotel rooms?  Today, we’d like to make a case for the “baby sanctuary” nursery, because (by golly) babies deserve a little tranquility too!

Thankfully the days of primary colored nurseries and gender specific palettes are quickly coming to an end.  Where in the book of life did it say that boys rooms must always be police car blue and girls rooms must always be Pepto Bismol pink?  Finally, parents are stretching their prismatic muscles and exploring the realms of diverse palettes.  Combine this color exploration with a little tranquility and you’ve got today’s gorgeously simple nursery.

Little Emerson was welcomed into the world in the most serene way possible.  With seafoam green, mint, soothing greys, buttercream, pale peach, and soft whites, his room is certainly a place of peace and harmony.  Explore this heavenly haven and contemplate the benefits of a baby sanctuary… oh, and scroll to the bottom of the post for a necessity checklist to recreate your own version of this nursery!

What to recreate this look for your little one’s sanctuary?  Then here’s a great checklist to get you started:

  • Overall Palette: Seafoam green, mint, dusty grey, buttercream, pale peach, and soft white
  • Wall Color:  Pale grey walls with soft white moulding.
  • Wall Decor:  Bunting name banner with thick fringe; ladder-style hanging piece
  • Furniture:  Crisp white pieces with French Country details and filigree
  • Bedding:  Solid crisp white and seafoam green bumpers and crib skirt.
  • Accents:  Rustic wood frames; paint-washed shabby chic shelves; handmade inspirational quotes; tranquil animal artwork; plush neutral-colored stuffed animals; minimalistic wire storage; rustic chandelier

Photographer:  Melanie Gabrielle Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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  1. What a calming & beautiful space. Gorgeous!

  2. super pretty nursery.. and love the shots at end of the family

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