Welcome to our interview series where we bring you the nurseries of successful designers, entrepreneurs and moms. Through this series, our featured guests will divulge some of their design secrets and share stories of how their nurseries came to be.
We fell in love with today’s featured nursery when it was featured on Serena & Lily. Camille Styles is the founder and creative director of popular lifestyle blog camillestyles.com, where she shares the creative entertaining ideas that inspire her parties and her life. Camille is also a regular lifestyle contributor to media outlets like HGTV, Cooking Channel and DIY Network and does styling work for national brands like Kate Spade New York, Minted and DeBeers. Her modern aesthetic and eye for detail come together to create parties that are simply chic and all about fun.
It’s always fun to see a before and after, as well as your inspiration board. Will you tell us your process of gathering inspiration?
It was all about letting my imagination run wild with colors, textures and little details that would make the space feel extra special for the baby. I spent tons of time gathering inspiration on Pinterest and created a board to house all my different ideas. As my vision evolved, I continued to think about how to marry my personal style with the practical considerations of a nursery and ended up settling on a natural, monochromatic look with whimsical, folkloric details.
Now that the accent walls have dried and bedding is neatly tucked, what is your favorite thing about the room?
I lovethe chandelier from Serena & Lily. It’s earthy and exotic, and its fluttering beads provide something interesting for Phoebe to look up at over her crib.
Do you have any words of advice for other designers and parents?
Don’t buy too much “baby gear” for the nursery before your child is born. I’m discovering that a lot of the things that I was told I “needed” to register for just aren’t turning out to be necessary for our lifestyle. Babies don’t need that many toys in the beginning, and keeping things streamlined and simple will go a long way towards keeping your space clean and keeping your mind as uncluttered as possible in those early days!
This room is fit for a princess or a queen. How did you achieve a timeless space that was baby friendly with a touch of maturity?
I didn’t want her room to be so sophisticated that it didn’t feel warm and fun for a child. I mainly stuck with a neutral color palette of white, ivory and beige like the rest of our home, threw in a few girly pops of pink, then added lots of warmth and interest through cozy textures—the flokati rug, damask wallpaper, woven baskets and linen upholstered crib.