This is our interview series where 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.
When you visit Georgette Westerman Interiors you are greeted with snapshots from incredible, sun-filled spaces. From kitchens to kids’ rooms and foyers to family rooms, Georgette has put her talent to use transforming the homes of clients in Southern California from Beverly Hills to The Pacific Palisades.
So what happens when a professional designer and mom of two is faced with a project for one of her most special clients yet, her daughter?
Georgette, we hear that your daughter’s pink and brown nursery was inspired by a gift. Would you tell us more about that?
The inspiration for the room was definitely the chocolate brown and pink crib bedding. I got it as a gift and worked the entire room around it. When we moved in, the off-white linen shades were there, but to make them more decorative, I added brown ribbon and had bows made from extra crib fabric. I wanted a more “finished” look for the curtains, and I wanted it to match the bedding. Since she was my first daughter, pink was very fitting, and it matched the bedding!
Any particular favorites in the room?
My favorite feature in the room is the cherry blossom tree that hangs over the crib. I wanted something very special and unique in my daughter’s room, and I wanted it to be the first thing that you see when you enter the room. I wanted you to walk into the room, your eyes light up and say “wow, that is special.” I had my very talented muralist paint the tree for me. I was thrilled with the results, and I still love it just as much as I did when she first painted it three years ago!
Since it’s been a few years since you created this space (and your baby is now a toddler!), have you learned anything new about the nursery design process?
I learned that it is very important to design a nursery that can grow with the child, especially if you are on a budget. Spend more money on the things that will last the longest and invest less in the things that your child will grow out of.