Mollie Openshaw is the designer and creative force behind Design Loves Detail, a blog-turned-design company and global textile shop, and mama to three little loves, two boys (ages five and one) and one girl (age three). From her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, she brings her readers a refreshing dose of design inspiration via her blog and a curated collection of beautiful home decor via the Design Loves Detail shop.
Mollie is passionate about creating spaces that are not only whimsical and imaginative, but also functional for the everyday family, and she’s done exactly that in her son’s vintage modern woodland-inspired nursery. From the ethereal wallpaper to the bold and beautiful rug, the statement-making artwork to the textured accessories, every detail in this space is thoughtful and lovely. Read on to find out more about Mollie’s inspiration for the room and her advice for parents on their own nursery design journeys.
Design inspiration can come from anywhere—what inspired your nursery design?
Since we live near the mountains, I wanted to bring the magical feeling of the woods into my son’s nursery. The Cole & Son wallpaper added the perfect enchanted backdrop and was the inspiration for the space.
How did your personal style influence your design choices?
I believe this space perfectly captures my love for blending modern and vintage elements as well as pattern and texture play, which I also love.
What were your nursery must-haves when you started? Has that changed since you started using the space?
For this space, my must-haves were a comfortable gliding chair, functional storage and a cozy vibe. In addition to what I started off with, I also added a changing area to the top of the dresser.
What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own nursery design projects?
I would ultimately suggest that they think about who they are, where they live and the things they love. This is a great starting point to create a personalized nursery that works well for you and your little one.
Photography by Travis Jay Photography