The Reveal: The Themeless Nursery

September 13, 2010 at 7:40 am 40 comments

I’ve been talking about the nursery for months. You’ve given advice, links, and opinions. You’ve asked for pictures several hundred times and have been (semi) patient when I told you to wait. Now the day is finally here. I’m going to show you Jansen’s room.

There is so much love in this room. I’m not a decorator, I will never pretend to be. But I think this room rocks. People tipped their heads in concern when I said I wanted to paint the walls bright green. They hesitated when I said I wanted to take off the closet doors and hang turquoise curtains. But I had a vision. A vision of bright colors that didn’t include farm animals or trucks or footballs. A nursery without a theme. I am 100% satisfied with the way it turned out!

Many many thanks to Lauren for taking pictures of the nursery last weekend while I was sleeping. She took some fantastic pictures. There will be a changing pad on the dresser but that was in our room since Jansen is currently sleeping in a bassinet by our bed.



So? What do you think?

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  • 1. Darla Baerg  |  September 13, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Great nursery! Jansen has more clothes than I do!

  • 2. Southern Gal  |  September 13, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Love it!

  • 3. Erin  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

    I loooooooove that closet!!! And, dude, we have the same hamper in Kate’s nursery 🙂

  • 4. Stacie  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I love the dark brown against the green, possibly my favorite color combination. But the closet has to be my favorite part of the room. Looks like little Jansen is going to be pret-ty stylish!

  • 5. Karen  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Love the colors, it’s a room you would not tire of sitting in or looking at, great job, and you could do so many other things as he grows.

    sheesh, we couldn’t get one more picture of Jansen? ;P

  • 6. Lauren from Texas  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I LOVE IT. & you have me convinced- no theme when I have a baby either!

  • 7. Brandi  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Love it! I’m OBSESSED with turquoise and green together lately. And I love that shade of orange with it. The three prints are adorable!

    Great job!

  • 8. Kim  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Great job! It looks wonderful and I love that color combo together.

    I have seriously bought 10000000 million baby gifts this year and was suffering from major gender/sport/animal theme overload so this seems like the perfect nursery to me.

  • 9. Angela  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:21 am

    I think the nursery looks fantastic! I love the colors you picked out.

  • 10. MrsSJohnson  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

    That looks awesome Chelsea! (And Stephen) A closet full already! What a blessing! Hope you are getting to enjoy this time! Miss seeing you on Twitter/Blog but I TOTALLY understand as your son is PRECIOUS!

  • 11. Kelly W.  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:37 am

    I LOVE IT!!! When we officially do Parker’s nursery/room u will need to help me! 🙂

  • 12. jennifer ariens  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Love the nursery. Looks beautiful, sweet, and organized. 🙂

  • 13. mom (nana)  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Wow – who did those AWESOME paintings on the wall of the letter “J” and the baby items?????? Nice touch!

  • 14. rachel  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:57 am

    love it! love it love it love it!! it’s so bright and cheery. so great!

  • 15. Kara  |  September 13, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I absolutely LOVE the colours! It’s a perfect little room 🙂

  • 16. Taryn M. Peine  |  September 13, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I love it! I bet he is having so much fun looking at everything in there! I’m having a theme-less nursery too. It opens the world up so much more! Anything matches no theme!

  • 17. The Stephanie  |  September 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

    It’s fabulous Chelsea! Really, it looks amazing! You guys did a great job.

  • 18. Nora  |  September 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I love it! Looks great; I don’t think it’s so themeless really. I think it is very a) adorable b) fun and c) perfect! Love the paintings, the colors and how everything came together 🙂

  • 19. Tabaitha  |  September 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Love it!

  • 20. mintyfresch  |  September 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I love it!! I was going to say that my favorite part was the big comfy chair in place of a rocking chair, but I really love everything else just as much! So great!

  • 21. Caroline  |  September 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I love all of the bright colors! It looks amazing!

  • 22. Amanda  |  September 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I love it!

  • 23. Jenna  |  September 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    OH MY GOSH. Freaking adore. I want my child’s nursery to look like that. The bright colors are genius. The organization makes me giddy. That boy is BLESSED!

    LOVE! 🙂

  • 24. Nicolasa  |  September 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Wow! I love it! Those are my favorite colors! Well done!

  • 25. Jill  |  September 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    LOVE it! The bright colors are great and I personally love that there is no over the top cheesy theme! 🙂

  • 26. Stephenie  |  September 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    You did a wonderful job!! I love the closet!!

  • 27. Lisa from Lisas Yarns  |  September 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love it!! It turned out so great!!! You did an amazing job!

  • 28. Cousin Kim  |  September 13, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    yayyyyyy! I finally get to see The Nursery!
    Well…You know me and bright colors! You know Sophie’s room (and my whole house is all about bright colors! Sooooooooo….I absolutely LOVE Jansen’s room. I could hang out in there all day. Is this your favorite room of the house? I think it would be for me. I especially love that stylish diaper bag hanging up in the room (LOL!). Seriously – the details are fabulous (except someone misspelled diaper cloths). Jansen is gonna be such an even tempered person with all the warmth coming from his nursery. It’s just lovely – it REALLY is. I can’t wait to see it in person with a little one in the crib!

  • 29. mom (nana)  |  September 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    burp cloths….how did we miss that??? Or maybe it IS burp CLOTHES – stuff he wears when he wants to burp! 🙂

  • 30. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair  |  September 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I think that is AWESOME! Love it. You guys have a good eye!

  • 31. Meghan  |  September 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I love love love the dark furniture and how it contrasts with the colors. Y’all did a great job!

  • 32. osarah  |  September 14, 2010 at 3:28 am

    It looks great – and I love the closet organization!

    Also, Lauren, good job with the photos!

  • 33. Charise  |  September 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    You may have a new career calling!!! Great job!!! Loved the closet!!! “lack of theme” means he can grow with it! You all did and awesome job!

  • 34. Jan  |  September 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    You are absolutely right…this room ROCKS so PLEASE consider entering your pics in my Baby Nursery Pictures contest! (Pretty Please)?

    And I am really fond of the name you chose for the baby, too!

    All the best,

    Baby Nursery Decorating Ideas

  • 35. Laurie  |  September 14, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I love your no theme nursery. We took the closet doors off of our nursery closet too and are going to use curtains. So, you aren’t alone! It’s a great idea.

  • 36. kathy  |  September 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    LOVE IT! So, so bright and happy 🙂
    ps…..your baby boy is DARLING!!!

  • 37. Mandy  |  September 15, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Great job! Looks so much better than the themed nurseries I’ve seen. 🙂 I think you do have a little decorator in you somewhere, and you have given me hope that my inner decorator might show up one of these days and help me with my living room and bedroom!

    Where did you find your chair?

  • 38. abby  |  September 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    LOVE it! I love the bright colors!! It all came together so well!!

  • 39. april  |  September 28, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Okay, so I’m completely late to the party but I love the nursery. I’ve been ho-hum on finishing mine (my son came 2 weeks earlier than yours) but your nursery gave me some great ideas for mine and I might go out and get supplies tomorrow to finish! Thanks! 🙂

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