One of the best parts of expecting a new little one is designing a nursery and imagining what life might look like with your baby. It’s a space where they will dream and discover their world! I had so many ideas for what this new nursery theme would be and wanted to do my best to create a room that would be a magical and enchanted place for baby, Lucy and I to spend lots of time together.
Since it was just a little over two and a half years ago that I finished designing Lucy’s Nursery, a Parisian Garden theme, I still had so many theme ideas in my mind that easily lent themselves to another nursery design. Two little girls means two unique personalities, and it was important for me to create spaces that felt like they had their own identities while still feeling enchanted and whimsical, like she’s living in a fairytale. I imagined a bedroom in an English country home with vintage vibes and woodland creatures, nature-inspired wallpaper, and antique-looking furniture.
The first thing I knew I would be doing was a monochromatic color scheme, which started with painting the room. I chose Tissue Pink for the walls and ceiling and Groundhogs Day in semi-gloss for the trim and doors from Benjamin Moore. I also fell in love with this Morris & Co.’s Owl & Willow wallpaper, but since I had just painted the room, I went with a framed wallpaper look that I am utterly obsessed with how it turned out. It brought so much height to the space! I also hung my treasured chandelier from Paul Ferrante in the room. This piece hung in our Los Angeles home for six years and has since been tucked away in a box in the basement, waiting for the perfect room since we moved to New York. Seeing this hanging in the space brings me so much joy!
An enchanting space would only be complete with timeless, feminine textiles. Pottery Barn Kids launched a beautiful capsule collection with Love Shack Fancy, and I completely fell in love with everything. The design collaboration is a perfect pairing; the two aesthetics go together beautifully, from the bow details on the drapes to the scalloping details on the crib. It’s feminine and playful, and the pieces helped me to achieve this elevated look in my little ones’ nursery.
If you want to watch how the design process unfolds, I saved the process day by day in a VLOG format over my Instagram story highlights titled Nursery. Sharing everything from the cost breakdowns of framing, vendors used for painting and so much more.
Just one more week until she arrives! Your room is ready little one!