Home, Surprising Home: A Tranquil NurserySeptember 30, 2014
By now you’ve probably thumbed through our House and Home catalog, a showcase of our newest home offerings in the grandest spaces we could find. But what if you’re interested decorating a quieter sort of space“emphasis on quiet? For a nicely chilled out take on decorating, we enlisted Samantha, the style sophisticate of Could I Have That, to use our fresh decor to create a sweetly subdued space in her housea soon-to-be-occupied nursery! Read on for Samantha’s tips for creating a room that both mom can enjoy and a little once can grow into.
Congratulations on your baby news! The nursery looks so sweet; how did you decide on the color palette?
Since we decided not to find out the gender, choosing a neutral palette was an obvious choice. I wanted it to have an all-around soft feel, so we chose gray tones mixed with white and flax.
What is your favorite new piece of décor?
One of the first pieces that I picked out was the‚ Luxe Fur Stool.‚ It immediately grabbed my attention because of the‚ texture.‚ I just love how it adds a soft, sweet touch to the whole room.Fast-forward a bit to when the baby arriveshow do you envision spending time with him or her in this room?
I picture us spending a lot of time in nursery. There’s quite a bit of space in the middle of the room for playtime and reading, so I think it will be a favorite place for the baby to be as time goes on.
We love how you took traditionally grown-up furnishings and used them for the baby’s nursery, particularly the Orianna Chair. What drew you to it?
I’ve always had a thing for tufted pieces and this‚ chair‚ looked cozy and low to the ground, so our little one can eventually get on it easily. Since putting the room together, I go in occasionally just to read a book or relax on the chair. It’s become my favorite spot. Plus, it fits the aesthetic in the rest of our house perfectly, so it could find its way into another room later down the road.
The stuffed animals you chose are great; we love how they add a pop of color to an otherwise quiet space. Any other tips for unexpected ways to add color or texture in a room?
Pillows‚ or‚ poufs,‚ layered‚ rugs, images and books‚ are all great ways of adding an extra dose of color. I love finding a common hue and‚ building‚ off of that.Our new House & Home lookbook is divided into 3 sectionsthe Romantic, the Optimist and the Artist. Which most feels like you?
I’m definitely a mix between the Romantic and the Optimist. I love neutral serene spaces with a common color tying it all together. I’m a sucker for romantic textures and calming colors.