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Celebrity Nursery Design Reveal: Laila Ali

At Little Crown Interiors, we’re currently jumping up and down, alternating with pinching ourselves.  We just completed a design for celebrity Mommy Laila Ali, and we finally get to share it with Project Nursery readers.  Just for you, we’ve saved some exclusive pictures and a special video – we hope you enjoy!

Perhaps the best part about working on this celebrity nursery was getting to use the “Hope” Crib.  Made in a gorgeous shade of pink, this stunning crib is the combined effort of Little Crown Interiors and Southern California based luxury furniture maker, Newport Cottages.

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As proceeds from the sale of every “Hope” Crib go to Breast Cancer Research, the piece serves as a symbol of the courage and compassion for which Laila Ali is known, and hopes to share with baby Sydney.  Each “Hope” Crib comes with a custom plaque for the owners to inscribe a sentiment of their choosing; on Sydney’s, the inscription reads, “Unconditionally Loved and Eternally Blessed.”

First, we placed the absolutely fantastic organic Naturalmat mattress in the crib – little Sydney is going to be so safe and so cozy in her “Hope” crib.  Next, here we are (Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco) perfecting the gorgeous custom crib bedding by Carousel Designs.  Most of the textiles in the room (including the fabulous blackout curtains) were made by Carousel Designs, and we just can’t say enough about the quality of their beautiful products (plus the “Nursery Designer” tool on their website is just so much fun to play with!!).

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Also featured in this nursery design is a breathtaking custom artwork piece, created by the skilled team at Above the “Hope” Crib, hangs a large photo of Muhammad Ali holding his infant daughter Laila, stretched onto canvas – a very personal element and a key focal point in the room.  On each side of the stretched canvas is a sweet little mirror by Pottery Barn Kids.

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If the adorable Project Nursery hat on the cute bunny by Pottery Barn Kids doesn’t distract you too much, check out the chair!!  The fantastic nursery rocker and coordinating ottoman were made by SPI Baby specifically for this room and they are beyond gorgeous!

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Whenever we’re preparing to reveal a nursery to a client, we always make sure that there are beautiful toys and “homey” things in the space.  Here’s Naomi adding an adorable set of Pottery Barn Kids Blocks to the Newport Cottages Changing Table.  Notice the coordinating changing pad cover by Carousel Designs?  We felt that this design really needed a pulled together look, because of the bright and whimsical color scheme!  We also worked a little toy/fun/magic on the Newport Cottages toy box, which was custom painted to match Laila Ali’s nursery color scheme.

Newport Cottages Toy Box

And although Laila Ali is known for being super tough (following in the footsteps of her legendary father Muhammad Ali), she wanted her baby’s room to be filled with sweetness.  So, we added a gorgeous, sparkling chandelier and ceiling medallion by the brilliant team at Silly Bear Lighting.

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Then, with the help of our friends at Wee Monograms, we added some serious “bling” to a Little Crown Interiors wall monogram!

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Here’s a great shot of the custom floor to ceiling, metallic silver wall decals made by Dali Decals, as a work-in-progress (and never-mind the film crew – we’ll explain him later…)

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What could be sweeter than the cherubs gracing the artwork on each side of the window? Both framed pieces are available from Finally, to round out the design, we chose a beautiful rug from Dash and Albert plus a sparkling floor lamp from Pottery Barn Teen. And voila!

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Thursday 24th of November 2016

Laila’s second child is a girl? I am so out of the loop =(

I like the portrait above the crib. It’s such a touching and very beautiful photo. I also loved that Laila used the Hope crib.

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