Name: Jane (6 weeks)
Location: South Jordan, Utah
Room Size: 9' x 9'
Although Jane's nursery is on the small side, her mother, designer Kirsten Krason, made sure every inch of the space was special. A neutral backdrop of soft silvery gray allows all of the jewel-toned furniture and accessories to shine. I'm amazed at how each piece in the room is somehow stunningly beautiful but still works in harmony with the others. A virtual jewel box of colors, patterns, and textures create a room that will both stimulate and soothe its tiny inhabitant.
How would you describe the look and feel of this room? This room feels sweet, innocent and peaceful
What is your favorite piece or element? I love so many things about this room but I think my favorite element is the roman shade. It was the foundation for everything in the room. The colors are so vibrant but not too loud and perfect for a babies room. The fabric is called The Singing Tree and it makes me feel like the little birds are singing to my baby as she sleeps.
What was the biggest challenge decorating this room? By far the biggest challenge in decorating this room was the size. It's only 9' x 9'. Because it is so small I wanted to keep it simple and not too cluttered. I tried to carefully edit everything I put in the room. I kept wall decorations to a minimum to keep the room feeling open.
What do your friends say about the room? My friends would say this room is a happy and beautiful place. It is also a great reflection of my personal style.
Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child? The biggest advice I give to other parents and my clients when decorating a kid's room is to add some level of sophistication. It's great to make it feel happy, whimsical and fun but children's rooms can often feel cheap and a little cheesy. Obviously you don't want to design a room for a 30 year old but keep in mind this baby will only be a baby for a little while and your little toddlers will soon be teenagers. It's nice to pick a few pieces that can grow with them.
If money were no object, what's your dream source? I would shop at Jonathan Adler, Oly Studio and Shine Home all day long if I had the money.
Thanks, Kirsten! You can see more of Kirsten's home and work on her blog, 6th Street Design School
(Images: Jylare Smith Photography)
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