Actress Elizabeth Tulloch and her husband, David Giuntoli, recently welcomed their baby girl, and I had the great pleasure of getting an up-close and personal glimpse into the nursery from the beginning! I spoke with Elizabeth while she was still pregnant and starting to plan the nursery, and she had some amazing ideas.
Elizabeth and David’s home has elements of modern, vintage and mid-century. She wanted to bring that into the nursery as well but sweeten it up a little with some blush pink accents. Luckily, the house had great bones!
She knew right away that she wanted to wallpaper the space with Cavern Home’s Tapestry wallpaper. It’s a neutral pattern but still makes a statement! When it came to furniture, she already owned a stunning vintage mid-century modern piece that she repurposed as a changing table by adding a changing pad on top. The rocking chair was an important piece, and Elizabeth really wanted something modern, comfortable and easy to clean. She chose the Monte Design Joya Rocker (my all-time favorite brand) and the matching ottoman. The walnut wood base on the pieces really brings out the wood tone of her dresser—not to mention the amazing Missoni print pillow!
When it came to choosing all the registry items, baby gear and other must-haves, Elizabeth and David enlisted the help of Gugu Guru. I know Monica of Gugu Guru personally as well, and she really has created a genius service for all those burning registry questions.
Just look at how cool that vintage dresser is! I love how she styled the gallery wall above it—even though it’s on top of the wallpaper, it’s not overwhelming. I love seeing eclectic and personal pieces in a nursery, and this is such a great way to display special items. See that little black silhouette at the top? That’s young David Giuntoli when he was four years old visiting Disneyland with his family.
One thing that Elizabeth asked me about was how high to install the curtains. If you look back in her design-themed Instagram feed (in addition to her main account), you can see that the curtains were originally hung right on the actual window molding (this is fairly common in homes of this style). I always suggest hanging curtains as high up as they go to make the room feel larger. It also helps keep any extra light out. It required some extra effort, but it really makes a difference in the space.
I love how many cute little touches Elizabeth put all around the space. Everything was intentional and thought-out, even down to the pretty crib blanket. I’m so happy for her and her newly expanded family and wish them a lifetime of memories in this special space!
Photography by Bryan Geli