A Project For
San Francisco, California
To create a relaxing and welcoming space for our little one that reflected a life of traveling and discovery (those from the past and those to come). I wanted to incorporate objects from around the world as well as books from my childhood (in Spanish) and accents from Brussels (my husband's home town). As we often have family/friends visiting from overseas it was a must to have a daybed! We love the one we found and the six large storage baskets underneath will surely come handy for toys, linens and diapers.
It all started with the wallpaper that had scenes from different landmarks around the world. We also knew from the beginning that we wanted to have elephants as we had fallen in love with Eames elephant during a recent visit to Vitra Haus in Germany. Elephants remind us of Kenya, a favorite spot for both of us (hence the safari angle was added too!).
Modern, eclectic, relaxing, minimalist.
Wallpaper: Globetrotter blue Clarke & Clarke (Decorators Best / NYC) Paint: Behr (Porpoise) for the walls and Serena & Lily (Chambray) for details such as the crib mobile, closet dividers, etc. Crib/changing table: PBK Eames Elephant: Vitra shop in Brussels Rug: Safari (Overstock) Rocking chair: Eames rocking chair (Overstock) Crib bedding / changing pad: Serena & Lily / Chambray Throw pillows: John Robshaw (Horchow) Accessories: rhino (Serena & Lily), Jeff Koons inspired balloon dog (Ebay), Bruxelles travel guides (authored by my husband friends), Little Prince Spanish edition (original I read growing up), honey pot (local antique store in Union Street). Stools: Ouest/Sud stool (Wisteria) and white bubble stool (West Elm) Crib mobile: Flensted Mobiles (Amazon) re-painted with Serena & Lily (Chambray) Doudou/security blanket: Jack the moose (Jack & Rose - www.woodwork.be)
Wallpaper, Eames elephant and the little elephant clock (gift from a friend from NYC).
It really helped me to start with a design board collecting fabrics and photos of objects I wanted to incorporate.