Today’s mama will wow you. A mother to ten-month-old Zoe, a full-time job in the corporate world, a dazzling instagram account, and a lifestyle blog, Love Playing Dressup, where she still regularly publishes—Neha Gandhi definitely knows how to stay busy and look great doing so! Somehow in the midst of her busy life, she also managed to design a beautiful nursery for her baby girl. Pure fairytale femininity, this nursery is soft, airy and lovely. Thank you, Neha, for sharing with us!
Where did you pull inspiration for your nursery design?
I had one word in mind when I started designing the nursery—dreamy. I wanted the room to evoke a sense of delight, similar to that when you read a fairytale. I carefully picked every piece from paint color to wallpaper to décor that would bring that vision to life.
We painted the ceiling pink and the walls of the room white, so the pink wouldn’t overpower the room. Instead, I went with a wallpaper with pink and gold paradise print. The room gets the most sunlight in the house, which makes the gold print in the wallpaper and crystals on the chandelier sparkle in the morning.
What part of the design process did you enjoy the most?
Working on everything with my husband was my favorite part. The most endearing part about the nursery is that we did most of it ourselves. We put up the wallpaper together, installed the lights and furniture together. My husband also made the picture frame moldings on the wall, which lends such an intricate dimension to the wall.
What is your favorite part or detail in your nursery?
The chandelier—it lends every bit of the dreamy touch to the room.
What is one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when starting their own nursery design project?
To pick items that will have longevity. For example, the crib that we picked can be converted into a toddler bed. Another important tip (that can be applied to other things in general as well), be mindful of the budget and try to stick to it. There are so many, I mean so many, beautiful things out in the market that it is easy to get carried away when decorating. And especially if it is for your kids—you know, that’s an excuse to go overboard. Create your vision board, be it on paper or Pinterest, and use that to streamline the design process and shopping.
Photography by Neha Gandhi
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