Children’s rooms have always been one of my favorite spaces to design. There is something magical about creating a welcoming space for a new baby. So when my clients Cynthia and Russ were expecting their second daughter Everly, I couldn’t wait to get started.
Sophisticated nurseries are on trend for 2017 and our goal for this nursery was to create a functional baby friendly space with a chic and modern adult sense of style. After all, soon to be parents will spend just as much time in this space as their newborn.
If you follow me on Instagram and Houzz, I posted a few photos of this beautiful space and I am so excited to finally share with you the full reveal.
First, let’s take a look at this room before the renovation.
I love space planning and we wanted to make sure this new baby had plenty of space for both sleep and play.
In order to maximize the small space, which was once the family’s guest room, we started with a neutral white color palette. The addition of architectural millwork to the lower half of the walls instantly gave the space dimension and character. We then added bright beaded wallcovering from Thibaut and it was the perfect backdrop. Once it was installed, the walls glistened like the inside a jewel box.
We also re-worked their existing built-in bookcase to provide additional storage and display space.
Cynthia’s inspiration was a lovely lavender color which we injected throughout the space. We added lots of warmth and interest using cozy textures found in the wool area rug, woven baskets, furry accents and a linen upholstered crib.
When sourcing furniture for a nursery, it is important to invest in pieces that will grow with your baby. I’m obsessed with timeless pieces. This crib designed by fashion designer Monique Lhuillier was the perfect choice. With fluted post and turned legs in a pale gray color, along with easy to clean tufted linen upholstery, this beautiful crib had clean lines and sophisticated designer details.
The dresser is a classic piece that will grow with Everly as she gets older.
An existing comfortable chair, perfect for rocking, nursing and reading, completes this quiet corner of the nursery. The addition of full length drapery panels dressed up the windows and elevated the nursery’s style.
** Photography by: Ric Marder Imagery
Our vision was to marry Cynthia and Russ’ personal style with the practical considerations of a nursery. We completed the look with sparkly beaded walls, accents in lavender with timeless appeal and charming details. Baby Everly now has a beautiful new space that can grow along with her. It’s a mix that will suit any newborn and modern-loving mom and dad. I think she has the best room in the house! 🙂
And here’s baby Everly with her big sister Ella…
** Photography by: Kimberly Jean Photography
And of course we couldn’t let the little sister have all the fun. Ella’s big girl room transformation is currently in the works. The big reveal will be coming soon. 😊
Crib | Dresser | Mirror, Rectangle version here | Area Rug | Kids Play Table | Kids Chair | Table Lamp | Hamper | Baskets | Rocking Unicorn |Crib Bedding | Pillows | Fur Stool | Window Hardware | Wallcovering (available through Designers) | Window Drapery Panels: Custom; Fabric by Kravet (available through Designers) | Upholstered Rocking Chair: Existing; similar here | End Table | Chandelier, similar here | Candle Sconces: No longer available; Similar here | Elephant Candle | Artwork
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