After showcasing, JP and Ashley Rosenbaum’s baby shower, we couldn’t help but follow up to see the space they created for their baby boy, Fordham. Just like the baby shower, the nursery carries a subtle travel theme. We were lucky enough to hear straight from the designer Vanessa Antonelli, of NessaLee Baby, to get the scoop on this beautiful nursery.
Did JP and Ashley have any specific requests for the space?
Ashley and JP were so much fun to work with. Both of them were incredibly excited leading up to the baby’s arrival! Ashley knew she wanted a neutral colored space that has a subtle travel theme. We started with that, and it very quickly bloomed into what it is now.
Chandelier from Barn Light Electric
The rustic touches are so on trend right now, but the room still feels totally modern. What are your tips on how to feature multiple styles in a space?
When I first met with Ashley, I asked her to show me things she likes in terms of other spaces, furniture and decor. I felt like all of the things she chose were very different from each other. I wanted to give her exactly what she was dreaming of, so I needed to find a way to fuse the two styles so they made sense together visually. I think the best way to do that is to not go color crazy. Too much color will look too busy on top of trying to fuse multiple design styles. The same goes for patterns. Pick a direction and go with it. Don’t try to combine everything. Let the two different styles be the focus on their own. Obviously, if you aren’t featuring multiple styles, the color and pattern possibilities are endless.
What does the couple love most about the nursery?
Through the process their favorite pieces kept changing, but I think in the end it was the Driftwood wall.
Tell us about those letters on the wall. We love them!
The letters are handmade from wire. I always like to choose some handmade products to add into every space I design. There are so many talented artisans in this world and it makes the room that much more special.
Driftwood Wall Planks from Stikwood
Congratulations to Ashley and JP on their beautiful addition, Fordham, and thank you for sharing his lovely space with us!
Designed by Vanessa Antonelli, NessaLee Baby
Photography by Ricky Stern Photography