A Modern Neutral Nursery Tour
September 2, 2015
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.
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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
Star Changing Pad Cover, Star Crib Sheet, Giraffe Toy, Lion Toy, And Puppy Toy
Aden + Anais
Owl Closet Knobs
Anthropologie
BK
Knit Bunny Doll
Blabla Kids
Dc
Weegoamigo Knitted Elephant Print Blanket
Diapers.com
Chambray One-Piece Outfit
GapKids
Sheepskin
IKEA
LN
Lamp, Pouf Ottoman, Ceramic Deer Head, White Wall Knobs, Glider, Faux Sheepskin Pillow, Llama Animal Shaker, Crib, Changer Basket
Land Of Nod
Ls
Amerock Birch Wood Cabinet Knobs
Lowe's
LG
"Oh My Deer Print By Stephanie Sterjovski
Lulu & Georgia
MA
Fox Print Blanket
Monica + Andy
Lion Pull Toy, Paper-mache Elephant Head
RH Baby & Child
RR
Jaipur Rugs Pura Vida Tierra Rug
RugsUSA
Woven Storage Bins
Serena & Lily
SM
Baby Zebra Print, Baby Giraffe Print
Sharon Montrose
Grommet Window Panels, X-base Side Table, Woven Hamper
Target
Ceiling Drum Pendant, 16x20" Gallery Frames
West Elm
Wool Deer Head
World Market