A Modern Neutral Nursery Tour
This modern, neutral space is a total dream. And that dream works for baby boys AND baby girls and is anything but boring. Designed by Megan Opel Interiors  for her sweet little guy, Oliver, it's ...
This modern, neutral space is a total dream. And that dream works for baby boys AND baby girls and is anything but boring. Designed by Megan Opel Interiors for her sweet little guy, Oliver, it's stuffed to the gills with animals, great reading material and layers of cozy textures. Find even more captured by Danielle Moss right here.
View as
I had so much fun decorating my son Oliver’s nursery. The rest of my home is full of bright colors and vintage pieces, but deep down I wanted to do something totally different in the nursery because it an enclosed space off the rest of the house. So I chose to go with a clean, modern scheme with lots of grey, taupe, black, and white and touches of natural wood, faux fur, stars, and stripes, which will be appropriate for both boys and girls in years to come. And let’s be honest – this is totally my “mom cave” so the calming palette was 100% intended for me! However, I do love how the book covers in the bookcase add a nice splash of color. I adore zoo animals in baby's rooms so I threw in some elephant, giraffe, zebra, and lion accents, plus a few deer heads in there for good measure because who doesn’t love a good deer head? 

The nursery is a mix of pieces I already owned, gifts from family and friends, DIY projects, secondhand Craigslist items, IKEA and Target bargains, and a few name-brand items. I tried not to buy anything at full retail price because that’s just against my religion but I also wanted to stay focused on my scheme. So I woke up every morning and scoured Chicago-area Craigslist, shopped sales and used coupons, rewards certificates, and credit card points whenever I could. I also have to credit my amazing husband for installing everything!
Vendor Credits
Fox Print Blanket
AZEEZA + Monica Royer (custom Collaboration)
Star Changing Pad Cover, Giraffe Toy, Lion Toy, And Puppy Toy, Star Crib Sheet
Owl Closet Knobs
Wall Color
Benjamin Moore's Robbins Egg, High Gloss
Knit Bunny Doll
Bla Bla Kids
Chambray One-Piece Outfit
Weegoamigo Knitted Elephant Print Blanket
Jenny Lind Convertible Crib In Grey
Faux Sheepskin Pillow, Pouf Ottoman, White Wall Knobs, Ceramic Deer Head, Glider, Lamp, Llama Animal Shaker, Crib, Changer Basket
Land Of Nod
Amerock Birch Wood Cabinet Knobs
"Oh My Deer Print By Stephanie Sterjovski
Lulu & Georgia
3-shelf Bookrack
Pottery Barn Kids
Lion Pull Toy, Paper-mache Elephant Head
RH Baby & Child
Jaipur Rugs Pura Vida Tierra Rug
Woven Storage Bins
Serena & Lily
Grommet Window Panels, Woven Hamper, X-base Side Table
Baby Zebra Print, Baby Giraffe Print
The Animal Print Shop
Zebra Wood Toy
The Honest Co.
16x20" Gallery Frames, Ceiling Drum Pendant
West Elm
Wool Deer Head
World Market