This is our interview series in which 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.
Do you love to travel? Are you in the midst of planning your next great trip? Before you pack your bags, you have to check out My Beautiful Adventures, a luxury travel blog created by Andrea Maria Perullo de Ledesma. Through her blog’s content, Andi hopes to inspire her readers’ own adventures through feature stories, informational articles, in-depth reviews and professional photography.
Not only is Andi the Editor-in-Chief of My Beautiful Adventures, but she is also a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist. When she’s not treating patients, she’s either traveling or daydreaming about the places she’d like to explore—so far she’s been to over fifty countries on six continents, so it’s no wonder that when she found out she was expecting, she started planning a travel-inspired nursery for her son. Joaquin is now four months old, and today Andi is sharing the beautiful space that she designed for him. Thanks Andi!
Tell us about your design process. Did you start with one central item or idea that served as your inspiration?
I had a dream about our son’s feature wall around six months into the pregnancy. In my dream, my husband and I had designed it to look similar to the Argentine flag since he is from Argentina. Once we were able to make my dream a reality, I based the rest of the room off of the feature wall.
What was the most important thing you wanted to achieve when creating this space?
I wanted the nursery to be as peaceful as possible for Joaquín, and I believe we achieved that because every person that walks into the room immediately comments about how calm and serene the space is.
Now that the accent walls have dried and bedding is neatly tucked, what is your favorite thing about the room?
I love all of the travel details. We have items throughout the nursery that we have collected on our trips around the world, knowing that one day they would be in our son or daughter’s room. One of my favorite travel pieces is the vintage luggage set that we found in an antique shop on a road trip. We ended up using the suitcases in our son’s newborn photo shoot as well.
What’s the first thing people notice when stepping foot into this room?
Definitely the feature wall. I think every nursery should have one!
If you had to remove one key item from the room, what would you part with? If you could add another item to the room, what would be your first choice?
I would remove the changing table and replace it with a huge vintage chest of drawers. That way when my son is done wearing diapers, I can still use that piece in his room.
photography by Brittany Lauren Photography