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March 14, 2020

Nursery Design

Gender reveal parties have taken over our times and it is rare that a couple waits until the baby is born for a gender surprise. As I started to think about designing my nursery, I knew that I did not want a typical pink or blue room. I thought it made sense to design a nursery that was gender neutral where small accents could be added in that lend towards the gender, but the gender would not overwhelm the design. Remember, nurseries are mostly for the parents, so you might as well design a room that you like and enjoy, where you could make minor changes through the years, making it girl ready or boy ready at any time.

You do not have to use the suggested and common internet themes that they sell at Target. Think of metaphors, colors and pieces that will not outgrow your children. Think of words that describe how you want the space to feel.

Here is my nursery design inspiration board:

I wanted this room to feel organic, mid-century and pure.


Nursery design phases


Nursery Design Inspiration

Inspiration is important. I titled my nursery Phases, after the art that shows the phases of the moon, but also a metaphorical representation of the phases of our lives, that truly start in the nursery. Can you see all the abstracted moons in this room? I have half moon end tables and colorful full moons overlapping, but there are other references as well! I also created a focal wall with a wood design that screams mid-century.

We offer nursery reveal design packages! Do you like surprises? Do you embrace patience? We can find out the gender, design your nursery and lock the door until you are ready to find out for yourself!

Check out my mid-century nursery design in our gallery Boy OR Girl!

xo dsv



Written by Danielle Saintard Valiente

Danielle Saintard Valiente is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and community advocate in the Cape Fear region. As owner of Port City Design Group, Danielle is living her passion by collaborating with her clients and subcontractors in order to execute one-of-a-kind, life changing designs, while making lifelong relationships. Having lived in Wilmington since 2010, Danielle plans to contribute to the area's growth and continue to make an impact through design.

About Port City Design Group

Port City Design Group is an interior design firm that creates experiences through the turnkey presentation of luxury residential and commercial interiors. PCDG brings communication and organization to the jobsite, while taking the stress off of the client, with an efficient and enjoyable process. With a facility over 4000 square feet, PCDG operates with an office and warehouse all in house, with the ability to take all projects from start to finish, with a BIG REVEAL at the end!