This is our interview series in which we bring you the nurseries and kid rooms 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.
Wiggle Room is an online interior design company providing parents a “room in a box” nursery and kid’s room design service. A mother-daughter team of designers, Wiggle Room strives to make the process of designing children’s spaces simple, unique and just a click of the mouse away.
Kellie Eserts is one of the daughters in the Wiggle Room design trio and a mother of two. She recently shared with us her eclectic-modern girl’s nursery and the reason behind Wiggle Room. “When my first child was born, I struggled with two things: how to create a kid-friendly house that didn’t compromise my design sense and how to create a unique nursery that didn’t look like something out of a catalog. Those struggles led my mom, sister and me to found our own nursery design company.”
What was your first step in the nursery design process?
I actually started with the graphic rug from Madeline Weinrib which was first used in my son’s nursery. It was our biggest splurge when designing his room, and we wanted to reuse it for our daughter. At first we saw it as an obstacle to the design, but I knew I liked the idea of a pink and blue color scheme. I just needed to find the right fabric to tie it all together.
What was your most important goal in designing the nursery?
Our house is what I would call eclectic-modern. We have vintage textile pillows and Turkish rugs mixed with modern furniture. We wanted Elizabeth’s nursery to have that same feeling. Finding the Indian print fabrics from Annette Tatum to use for the crib bumper and sheets really helped tie the nursery into the rest of house.
What do you love most about the room and what is everyone else’s favorite part?
I love the pink sepia toned prints of Los Angeles above her crib. Everyone else loves those drapes from Urban Outfitters! They’re so inexpensive, but they add the girly element that the room needs. When the sun hits them in the afternoon, they produce the loveliest rose-colored glow in the room.
Photography by Kellie Eserts
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