Name: London Cooper
Location: Seattle, Washington
Room Size: 100 sq feet
When I was designing London's nursery there were a few key things that I wanted to keep in mind. The first was that it should be a melting pot of mine and my husband's interests and ideas that we felt were fun and exciting elements for our son to be around. I wanted it to be a mix of imagination, art, science fiction, design, and whimsy. It all began with the hexagon stencils and then I just ran from there.
The other important factor that I wanted to incorporate was to make a space that can grow with London and one that would be visually interesting for him to experience at different stages of development. I wanted it to be a calm and peaceful space as well as have areas of stimulation that he could enjoy through shapes, colors, and patterns.
He is most happy in his room and finds things to look at and occupy him before and after naps. I often find him staring at the hexes, the art, the animals, and the rug . I hope he enjoys his room as he grows older, and I look forward to designing the space with him as he grows.
How would you describe the look and feel of this room?
It's an art meets science meets imagination with a touch of down homeyness kinda space.
What is your favorite piece or element?
The Hexagonal Stencils. It was the element that I based the rest of the room around. He justs lays and stares at them in his crib.
What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?
Fitting all the bulky items in a small space without feeling cramped or awkward.
What do your friends say about the room?
This is such your kids room.
Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?
Make it comfortable and visually interesting for you and your child. Add elements (shapes, colors, etc) that will help your child develop and keep them interested when they are spending time in there with and without you.
If money were no object, what's your dream source?
- Ikea: Crib, Dresser, Shelves
- Etsy: Adore wood sign
- Etsy: Stencil
- Society 6: ABC video game pillow
- Society 6: Tonari no Totoro, Time the dark whale, I came to get down
- Cost Plus: Rug
- Target: Curtains
- Skip Hop: Alphabet Zoo crib mobile
Thanks Matt Findley!
(Images: Alysha Findley )