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Katy Mimari

Katy MimariI’ve always said that the nursery is the one room in the house where anything goes. If you want to glue rhinestones on a wall, paint stripes on the ceiling or create a masterpiece of glitter, just go for it (because chances are your husband won’t let you do it anywhere else)! My children’s rooms are my favorite rooms in the house. I remember peeing on the stick and simultaneously brainstorming nursery design ideas long before I knew if it was a boy or girl! I daydream about decorating a new nursery in my home; problem is, a third baby would have to come with it!

My love for design always seems to start with a favorite print or fabric—fabric is my world, my muse, my secret obsession. My rules for design are simple: there are no rules. I don’t consider myself a traditional “matchy” person; I’m a little eclectic, modern for the south, and in Texan fashion, big is ALWAYS better. My first baby was born in 2004 when I launched my line of crib bedding, diaper bags and baby accessories, called Caden Lane. A few years later, I opened my first flagship retail store, Nursery Couture, in Texas. I now have three precious (and sometimes crazy) children who I adore and completely obsess over—Cade, Ashlyn and Lila.

I know I’m a workaholic. I live, breathe and dream nursery design and everything baby. But I love what I do, and not everyone can say that. I’d say I’m a pretty lucky gal. Is running three businesses, two children and keeping my marriage happy, hard? Absolutely. But a glass o’ wine and a hot bath can help fix anything.

- Katy Mimari, Caden Lane

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