When designers talk we usually listen. LilSugar recently talked shop with designer David Netto:
On designing textiles for Maclaren: ...there's a certain kind of friendliness that a nursery has to have, that comes from fuzzy stuff and things that aren't sleek.
On steps to planning a nursery: It's fun to choose colors and talk about the curtains and tactile aspects of it, but everyone should start with a furniture plan.
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