I know we’ve just kicked off our big sale of the holiday season, but I’m taking a quick break on talking all things Free Framing & Shipping for a moment, in order to share a peek into the design of the twin’s nurseries.
To prepare for their grand entrance, I enlisted the help of friend and talented interior designer, Amy Berry to get the twins room(s) ready. During our first conversation, Amy brought up something that I was already aware of but needed to be discussed, as it directly related to our approach for both nurseries. The twins would sleep in the same room for the first 6 months or more, but we would decorate two different spaces in a “grow with me” nursery style. Meaning we would decorate with the intention of these rooms growing and maturing with the twins rather than making the space too baby and having to redecorate sooner than later.
As I often do when conceptualizing a room’s decor, we started our initial planning with a focus on the artwork.
With the recent release of Gray Malin at The Beverly Hills Hotel, I knew without a doubt that we’d use it in our little girl’s room. Whereas for our son, it was all about everyone's favorite series for kids rooms, Gray Malin at the Parker. Considering, it also inspired my first children's book, Be Our Guest!, I was confident in my decision. Amy was immediately bursting with ideas and promised to include the series and more in her first round of inspiration boards.
In addition to being a designer, Amy is a mother of two adorable babies so she had a lot of input both personally and professionally when it came to designing for two children at once.
To give you an idea of the space we're working with, here is one of the few layouts that Amy created so that I could begin to understand space and placement of items for each room.
As you can see the rooms are directly across from one another, so as the children grow, they will have their own individual space. For their early beginnings, the "nursery" will be where they lay their sweet little heads to rest and we will swap the changing table with the second crib, so they are together. This room was where Amy focused her energies first and consequently, where my decision making began, as well.
Knowing that this will eventually become our son's room, Amy struck a beautiful balance between a gender-neutral design that can seamlessly transition into a boy's room with a few simple accessory updates. Light blue is the base for the decor, which I feel offers a relaxing balance to the fun igniting prints from the Parker series. From her own experience, she suggested we have two gliders in the room, so we could rock the children together, which I really loved. I can't wait to show you the final product but in the meantime, I can share that we went with wallpaper by Scalamandre and paint by Farrow & Ball.
For my own little California Girl, I am so excited to incorporate work from the Gray Malin at The Beverly Hills Hotel and a hint of Gray Malin at the Coral Casino series. They are both playful and glamorous, so Amy and I had a lot of fun building the room around it as our muse. To continue with the feminine design direction, Amy showed me the perfect delicate floral wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. I knew right away that it was the perfect choice to layer with the artwork. The sweetest touch to compliment the wallpaper was a pink ribbon trimming the walls of the room as well as the windows and doors.
The excitement for their arrival is certainly building as we put the final touches on their rooms! I hope you've enjoyed this peek inside what we have in the works. If you're in the market to decorate a nursery or any room for that matter, I hope you enjoy our Free Framing & Shipping going on, right now as artwork makes a big difference in these special rooms. The holiday promotions are in full swing, so be sure to take advantage! With that said, one more last adorable behind the scenes look at our upcoming nursery reveal...stay tuned!
As always, thanks so much for following along... the countdown to peanut butter and jelly is on!