Boy or Girl?

Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of appearing on BT Calgary. I was giving viewers tips on how to decorate a stylish gender neutral nursery. I presented three different decor schemes on the show to help expectant parents prepare for their little bundle of joy.

Photo Courtesy of Breakfast Television, as referenced in Calgary interior design blog, The Pink Chandelier, by Calgary Interior Designer, Jacqueline Corea, of Corea Sotropa Interior Design

Photo courtesy of Breakfast Television

This was a fun segment to prepare for! I kept thinking how many more options there are for children’s nurseries now than there were when my son was born. I think if I could do it over again, I might opt for crib #2. I love the modern style, mix of white and wood and pops of orange. If you would like to view the segment, Breakfast Television has the video on their site. Here’s the link:–february-1/

For moms and dads who have decided to keep the sex of the baby a mystery until the big day here are a few more of my tips on preparing a stylish nursery.

1) Go with a neutral colour scheme that can be accented with gender specific decor items at a later date.

2) Green, yellow, orange, red and turquoise are great for both boys and girls and add a burst of colour.

3) White furniture with wood accents has a more gender neutral feel than furniture that is solid white.

I’d also like to send a huge thank you and a special shout out to the wonderful shops who kindly lent me furniture and accessories for the segment. The first two adorable nursery options I featured on the show were both from E-Children, Calgary’s one shop destination for everything baby. The third crib and accessories I presented were from Cherry Four, a delightful shop in Kensington which specializes in affordable custom bedding for babies and kids. Thank you so much to both of you!




My Calgary Interior Design firm, Corea Sotropa is known for our sophisticated and fresh approach to residential interiors. We’d love to help you with your projects – please get in touch!


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