Hilary Duff Shared a Charming Shelfie From Her Daughter’s Nursery

updated Jun 13, 2021
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Actor, singer, and newly-minted children’s book author Hilary Duff shared a glimpse of her daughter’s nursery on Instagram — and it’s major shelfie goals. The “Younger” actor recently welcomed her third child, daughter Mae James Bair, with her musician husband Matthew Koma in March; and this week, Duff shared a snapshot of the dreamiest recessed arched bookshelf from Mae’s nursery, which proudly displays the actor’s new picture book, “My Brave Little Girl.” 

“When you write a book you display that baby,” Duff captioned the Instagram post. “Mae Mae James we got some reading to do.” The “Lizzie McGuire” alum tagged Maison Ko, the Los Angeles-based interior design firm she enlisted to help design her sprawling Georgian home nestled in Beverly Hills. There is something so much more grandiose and cathedral-like about arched features, and Duff’s built-in arched bookshelf is no exception. 

Duff also offers a masterclass on styling open shelves and avoiding the much-dreaded clutter. The best open shelf strategies, as reported by Apartment Therapy before, make use of baskets and/or boxes, group similar items together, and relegate heavier products to the edge, among other guidelines.

The actor and her team of designers followed these guidelines to a tee, grouping the charming stuffed animals and storybook ceramic mushrooms together — and making optimal use of woven baskets to hide smaller items. Picture frames and potted plants also add a warm touch to open shelves. 

Last September, Duff welcomed Architectural Digest into her newly-remodeled home, offering glimpses of more whimsical features, including a front door painted a cheerful pink, a kitchen filled to the brim with tiles, and a chicken coop in the backyard. Along with Maison Ko, Duff also enlisted the help of Studio Life/Style to curate the space.

We’re taking bookshelf design cues from Mae’s nursery.