We first saw Anna Tovar's design skills when she shared her son Axel's nursery with us. Now, we're delighted to see what she's put together for her new daughter, Eden. The design made the very most of a tight budget with thrifted and repurposed pieces and a keen eye for detail.
My husband Kevin and I are expecting our first child, a boy we're nicknamed Lentil. We've had so much fun putting together his room - something I've been looking forward to for years (maybe even before Kevin and I met?) When your entire life is about to change and the concept of control and planning is about to largely go out the window, having a project like this where you CAN prepare and plan is such a wonderfully calming thing for any control freak.
I've had the melody to "La Mer/ Beyond the Sea" in my head all week, ever since I came across this beautiful art print "The Salt Water Cure." At last, my 4-year-old son pleaded "stop singing, Mommy. It hurts my ears!" The song was the inspiration for this Nordic-themed nursery, which has a Scandinavian twist. It evokes tranquillity and harmony, apparently all the things that my singing voice does not. Cool tones, raw, untreated wood and nautical motifs outfit a nursery that any Salty Little Sailor would be proud to call home port.
What a perfect gift to learn on Mother's Day that we'd be expecting another baby! This past eight months have flown by. The past several months we have been juggling furniture from room to room, painting, organizing and so much more all to prepare for little August Elliott.
I am lucky enough to have what I'm sure is one of the worlds best jobs - designing nurseries and children's rooms! For this space I worked with my clients to create a gender neutral nursery for their second child.
I know that feeling. The new year rolls around and you peer into the kids' room and wish it was beautiful and stylish and yet… it doesn't quite hit the mark. You wish it was better. Is it time to redecorate? But when kids are growing and changing all the time, how do you know when the time is right for a kids' room rehaul? Here are a few questions to ask yourself that just might help you decide if this year is "the year" or not.
When we first found out we were having a baby boy, being an Interior Designer I instantly started thinking of the ideal nursery. The challenge was converting the only extra room (my "woman den") into a space that all members of the family would feel comfortable hanging out in including our seven-year-old son.
Maggie and her family relocated to Heilsbronn, Germany and began decorating and renovating (lots of DIY!) their new home. Her son's bedroom was livable but had no life. A subtle, but warm paint job and the addition of nautical-inspired accessories later and her son has a room that reflects his interests and personality.
Name: Baby Ollie Location: Los Angeles (Westchester), CA
We wanted to create a light, welcoming, comfortable, smart kid space. We were not able to attach ourselves to one specific theme, so we started small. The Melissa and Doug tall giraffe was the first purchase and then we went from there.