Welcome to our brand new 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.
Meet Daphne Kaufer, co-founder and designer at SuperME, a line of bags and accessories for children that combine the fun of superhero dress-up play with the functionality of quality backpacks and messenger bags. Daphne was born and raised in Israel, graduated from the University of Wales and worked as an architect for five years. Later she decided to pursue a new career path, and after studying at the famous FIDM in Los Angeles, she started her own children’s footwear line. The shoes were sold in over fifteen countries and were often featured on the Vogue Bambini runways and magazines. Daphne is mom to five-year-old Adam and almost three-year-old Anna. Daphne was kind enough to share her creativity by taking us through Anna’s nursery before she gets her big girl bed.
Tell us about your design process. Did you start with one central item or idea that served as your inspiration?
The theme for the room is a fresh green meadow. I wanted the room to feel like spring year round.
What is your favorite thing about the room?
I enjoy seeing Anna spending time in her room. It is her own special place where she can play with her toys and dolls away from her older brother, and it suits her personality and taste. I think that with only a few small changes—mainly to furniture such as her bed—she can grow up in this room and still enjoy the decor. I like the personalized shadow box collage with a pair of flip-flops on a flower and grass rug with her name on the bottom. I made it for her just before she was born, and recently she started recognizing her name and asking about it.
What are your plans for this space as Anna grows?
Anna is turning three, and we are planning on moving her to a big girl bed very soon. We invested in the Nurseryworks crib and changing table/dresser when my son Adam was born, and it has been with us for more than five years now. I can’t say enough good things about the quality and great design of the Nurseryworks line, and I’m sure we will look into their bed options when we shop for her new bed. I think we learned that it’s definitely worth it to invest in quality furniture. Her wardrobe closets are from Ikea and make a great match with the rest of the furniture in the room. It was the perfect size for little dresses, and I like its clean design that blended well with the rest of the furniture in the room. I think that it’s cool when you can mix couture with everyday fashion!