We are so delighted to be sharing the nursery of Stephanie Nash, known as NashStyling on Instagram, with you all today. The twin nursery is chock-full of items from small businesses, which makes for a beautiful and unique space that is totally inspiring. Thank you, Stephanie, for bringing us on a tour of your nursery, and we wish you luck as you await the birth of your sweet babes. We’ll let you take it from here.
I’m Stephanie Nash, a full-time Home Economics secondary teacher in Perth, Australia, but I’m currently on maternity leave awaiting the arrival of our twins, whom we have nicknamed “Nashy Pears.” I started my styling page on Instagram, Nashstyling, a year ago as a creative outlet.
What inspired your nursery design?
My husband and I like many couples struggled to fall pregnant. With each passing month of finding out we weren’t pregnant, I started to design and plan the nursery as a positive distraction. I was drawn to prints by Mrs. Mighetto and Toucan for their neutral tones and calmness. We always knew we wouldn’t find out the gender(s) of our babies, so I decided to stick to a color palette (grays and whites) with pops of mustard and green rather than a theme.
How did your personal style influence your design choices?
I describe my personal style as bright and white with added light timber details for warmth. Kasoobi provided a lot of inspiration with high-quality timber products. I’m also drawn to faux greenery as a means of adding color and texture.
Did you have any unexpected obstacles when creating this room? How did you overcome them or spin them to your advantage?
I had been designing our nursery for a good 15 months when we discovered we were pregnant with twins! Therefore most of the planning put in place had to be reworked, as we needed to change to a larger room and, of course, now had to consider the cost of two times everything.
The advantage of changing to the larger room was that we now had a room that is the same size as our bedroom. There was an extra nook and more storage space. The nook was my favorite part to style, I had gone through a couple of ideas before settling on a space for our twins to read. I wanted the area to be stylish yet still functional. Pehr Designs have a range of gorgeous hampers that are perfect for the storage of toys and blankets. I also love the book shelves as a way of displaying my favorite children’s books. The final touch being a height ruler by to remember how small the twins once were.
Now that the room is complete, what was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?
My favorite parts of the process were supporting Instagram small businesses as well as working with my husband to install my vision. I love after so many months of planning and executing that I can now walk into the room, sit down in the rocking chair and finally picture my babies coming home to enjoy it too (hopefully as much as I do).
What is that one thing that everyone mentions when they step into this space?
They love the natural filtered light and hanging garlands above the cribs.
What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own nursery design projects?
Create a mood board and work out what you think will be the most functional layout for you and your family. Then have fun being creative and styling the room.