This crib is the PERFECT piece for a themed nursery! I was a little skeptical of the gold finish; but it is awesome. This crib would be great for a Harry Potter themed nursery or a prince or princess themed nursery. I was originally worried it would be that shiny brass gold color; but it is not. It is gold but in a muted and modern way. See photo for a good shot of the color.
This crib also has all the bells and whistles! As a crib, the mattress has three heights it can be adjusted to in order to save mommy and daddy's backs. And, of course, the crib grows with baby and becomes a toddler bed; and a really cool one at that! The rail side of the crib would make the Potter or prince/princess theme even more neat looking. And then you can take that away and have a day bed!
We bought a standard size crib mattress for the crib; you can go as expensive or inexpensive as you like with that and the slat that holds the mattress will surely help the mattress last for years. I also LOVE the company's branding and focus on the environment for the future of our kiddos!