Inside Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Colorful, 'Gender Neutral' Nursery for His Newborn Son, Beckett
"It turned out so good, now I wish it was my room," Jesse Tyler Ferguson jokes of his newborn's nursery
From Modern Family to modern nursery!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita welcomed their first child together, son Beckett Mercer, on July 7 — and the new addition is set up in style in a vibrant nursery, created in conjunction with interior designer Breegan Jane and Pottery Barn Kids.
"Excited to show you the nursery!" the 44-year-old actor captioned a Wednesday Instagram post, sharing a peek at the sweet space.
"When @justinmikita and I found out we were having a bébé, I immediately wanted my friend @breeganjane to help design a @potterybarnkids nursery with whimsy, love, color (but gender neutral!) & fun vibes," Ferguson added. "It turned out so good, now I wish it was my room. 🤪 #lovemypbk #babybeckett"
In photos shared with PEOPLE, the room begins with an entry way painted in blue, gold and yellow rainbow-style stripes, featuring a dark wooden door and wood flooring, which is laid throughout the space.
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Various pieces of framed artwork decorate the walls that are painted in the same blue and yellow shades. White and gold light fixtures and a matching nightstand ($349) are placed strategically throughout, among a variety of stuffed animals, books and a day bed topped with a collection of whimsical assorted pillows.
In the center of the room sits one of Ferguson's favorite pieces within the nursery: the GREENGUARD Gold Certified Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib ($399) in White/Natural, over which hangs the eye-catching Pom Pom Mobile ($59) by west elm x pbk.
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In an interview about the nursery with Architectural Digest, Ferguson said he and lawyer Mikita, 34, "wanted to go really gender neutral" for the space, as they "weren't sure the sex of the child."
"We wanted it to be a space that we were all comfortable in," the actor continued. "We loved the idea of a joyful rainbow-type thing but we didn't want to be so literal, so we sort of picked our favorite colors of the rainbow, which were greens and golds and yellow."
And while social distancing at home amid the coronavirus pandemic hasn't been an ideal situation in general ("I'd rather be working, the world be open, people have their jobs," Ferguson told AD), "there was a blessing for us in that Justin and I got to spend those first months before the baby came together," he noted.
"I was meant to be doing a play and I wasn't going to be here for the first two weeks of Beckett's time on this planet," the new dad added. "I got to have that with him instead of a job pulling me away. So there were blessings in disguise because of the lockdown. You know, you can't take a baby, really, anywhere the first months anyway. As someone who suffers from FOMO, there is really nothing to have FOMO about now."
A rep for Ferguson confirmed the birth of his first child exclusively to PEOPLE on July 9. "Jesse and Justin welcomed their little bundle of joy Beckett Mercer Ferguson-Mikita on July 7, 2020," said the rep. "The new parents are overjoyed and excited for this new journey as a family of three."
The actor shared that he and Mikita were expecting during a January visit to The Late Late Show, telling host James Corden and fellow guest Charlie Hunnam, "This is something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, if we could just keep it between the three of us and you all, but I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband."
Ferguson — who wrapped the final season of his long-running comedy series Modern Family earlier this year — did not reveal his child's sex, only jokingly confirming that the baby would be "human."
""I'm very excited, but it feels like I'm 44 now, let's get this show going. Tick tock," he quipped.