Monika Hibbs recently welcomed daughter Lillya into her now family of four. Having seen peeks into Monika’s beautiful home on her site, we couldn’t wait to see her daughter’s nursery, and boy oh boy, it does not disappoint. It is sweet, it is lovely; it is sophisticated yet perfectly girlish. And that wallpaper! We love it so much we added it to The PN Shop. You can see the love that went into the design completed by Monika and our friends at Oilo Studio. Monika was gracious enough to answer a few of our questions. We love her nursery advice, especially that part about not buying everything at once (good for the design and the pocketbook!).
What were your nursery must-haves when you started? Has that changed since you started using the space?
I knew of a couple of items that I had to have right from the start. I’ve always loved the Ro Sham Beaux chandelier, even before I was pregnant, so once I found out I was having a girl, I bought it right away! The peach toned beads were so gorgeous they helped me to choose the color palette for the wallpaper.
I then found a beautiful rug with the same colors that tied everything together nicely. After that, I had lots of pinks and peaches, so I knew that I wanted the other items to be a simple white or neutral color. Two other must-haves for the nursery were the spindle chair and the custom drapery, which are both classic and sophisticated while remaining sweet enough for a girl’s nursery. The perfect finishing touches were the buffalo check coral pillow and the matching over-sized bunny.
What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own nursery design projects?
Start with a theme and a color scheme and three must-have items, and go from there. Don’t buy everything at once as the room may actually be larger or smaller than it first appears.
If you had to choose one aspect of the design that is uniquely you, what would it be?
I absolutely love anything painted in watercolor, as well as floral everything, so designing the wallpaper was so much fun and really made a statement to my personal style.
Did you have any unexpected obstacles when creating this room? How did you overcome them or spin them to your advantage?
Originally I wanted to have Lillya’s crib in the middle of the room, but it made the space too crowded, and I had to move it against the wall. I actually love the way it turned out because now the “hello darling” print hangs right above the crib and frames it perfectly.
Exciting news! Monika is hosting a giveaway of some of her favorite items in her daughter’s nursery. You can learn more about the prizes here. Enter below for your chance to win!
Images by Blush Photography