This particular nursery design project was a gift from a former client to her sister, expecting twins. Twin nurseries are always double to fun, but to be able to design one for a combination of twins, boy and girl is just heavenly! Mom-to-Be loves soft vintage fabrics and muted, earthy colors. We quickly decided upon the antique white iron cribs and a beautiful french farmhouse crib bedding set which we custom designed with blue gingham trim for the boy’s crib and lavender gingham trim for the girl’s crib. The room was extremely small, so the nursery glider had to be small, but extremely comfortable. The brown toile nursery glider coordinated beautifully with our french nursery theme. We selected a smaller changing table which fit perfectly under the window. A sheepskin nursery rug added the perfect contrast between the cribs and the existing beige carpeting to really anchor the crib area, which was our focal point. I painted a whimsical tree silhouette mural on the two walls by the cribs and hung our custom designed monogram wall plaques to sweetly mark each child’s personal space in the nursery.
This very girly pink princess nursery was one of our trademarked Gender Surprise Nurseries. When you don’t want to find out the gender of your baby, but want a nursery planned specifically for the gender anyway, you hire Jack and Jill Interiors to design a Gender Surprise Nursery. For one flat fee, I’ll plan an entire boy’s nursery and an entire girl’s nursery for your…right down to every little accessory! Then with your permission, I obtain the gender from your doctor and get to work ordering and installing the gender specific nursery behind locked doors. When you deliver your baby and bring him or her home from the hospital, your gender specific nursery awaits your first peek! It’s a great way to add to the fun and excitement of planning for your precious new bundle!
This particular toile pink nursery was initially planned for a home that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Every item was selected to fit perfectly into a room with a vaulted ceiling, an entire wall of windows and another wall with a built-in shelving unit on which we were going to place pretty lined baskets and other baby goodies. When the family was forced to relocate to a new home, we found ourselves with a few design challenges making things work for a completely different space. The overabundance of picture-frame moulding was especially challenging and several items planned for the wall space simply woulding work now, including a very wide branch with birds decal and another decal featuring a favorite inspirational quote from mom-to-be. But in the end, we’re all very pleased with this baby girl nursery and the clients are thrilled that baby Jules will have a beautiful nursery despite Hurricane Sandy!
The picture frames above the crib will eventually hold sepia toned newborn photos and family photos. I don’t like hanging blank frames on the wall, so I cut up some coordinating wall paper and fabric to make a monogram plaque and silhouette to temporarily fill the voids.
This royal prince nursery was a Gender Surprise Nursery® and was one of our most memorable designs to date. The client was having her second baby and didn’t want to know the baby’s gender, yet wanted to have an over-the-top, elegant royal nursery completed to her liking before she had the baby. So we designed two complete nurseries down to every detail…one for a boy and one for a girl. Then when the mom-to-be went for her ultrasound, the doctor sealed up a picture in an envelope and mailed it to our studio. I couldn’t wait for the secret to be revealed and was so tickled to be the only person besides the doctor to know the gender of the baby! I opened the envelop and saw an obvious BOY in the image and got right to work ordering up all of the appropriate boy nursery furniture, bedding, wall art, lighting and decor. We had to stage most of the nursery’s decor here in our studio and when the furniture was set to arrive, we drove to NJ, the family left the house, and we kicked into gear receiving the nursery furniture and installing the crib bedding, wall art, rug, and accessories down to the tiniest little detail. We completed the decorative mural around the room and when finished, locked the door behind us! We even taped paper over the windows and taped around the outside of the door so no “glow” might show through the door crack at night! The nursery would sit and wait for Mommy and baby to arrive home from the hospital. Such a fun project and so full of excitement and anticipation. When Mom and baby Luke arrived home from the hospital and she saw her nursery for the first time, she contacted me and said “the nursery is breath taking and made me cry!” I love a happy ending…don’t you?
French Parisian Nursery completed in creamy silk dupioni crib linens, espresso lifetime crib, custom nursery wall hangings and a sweet hand-painted ribbon mural. The deep pink, rich brown and cream furniture and bedding keep it sophisticated and classic while the whimsical paintings add a playful touch.
Three year old Avery was diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor at age two. Her wish through Make a Wish Foundation was to receive a Fairy Garden Playroom for her sister, Maddy and herself. Avery has gone through so very much in her young life and is such a strong, brave little girl. When Make a Wish coordinator, Jenny Hauser contacted me to design this very special girl’s playroom for Avery, we jumped on it. My assistant, Lisa O’Brien and I worked for months meticulously planning the space which included a life-like tree, a custom designed reading nook that we now refer to as the “Fairy Fountain”, a dress up corner, play house, tea table complete with tea set, an art station (not seen in the images, as it was back ordered) and a spot for movie viewing. We solicited the hugely talented Patrice Hoban to paint our fairy mural and she really knocked our socks off with the details! She added glitter and gems and the room really came to life with her vision! We thank Cheryl of Sweet Lullaby for designing and donating the sweet curtains and valances, Chris Jones for designing the Fairy Fountain reading perch, Levels of Discovery for their donation of the tea table and toybox, New Arrivals, Inc for donating the peg hook, and Creative Carpet Design for donating the cute-as -a-button monogrammed rug. Avery and her family have a long road ahead of them. They will continue treatments at St. Jude Children’s Hospital (to whom Jack and Jill Interiors has donated monthly for about 7 years now) and we will continue to love and pray for this wonderful and inspiring family. Please consider donating to St. Jude. Thank you!
This celebrity princess room was designed for a very special 7 year old girl who spent countless hours twirling around as either a fairy or a princess! Being the only girl of four children, we were told that there simply could not be enough pink in this room and so I set out to design an opulent little palace for this sweet little princess. We started by selecting furniture that would last into adulthood and yet had that feminine edge. We custom designed the 100% dupioni silk bedding and added sweet gems and jewels to the pillows and valances. The feather boa lamp added a touch of playfulness and boasted teardrop crystals to coordinate with the stunning chandelier. I topped it off with my own Sherri Blum Regal Crown Monogram Plaque with her initial and my best-selling Storybook Canvas Wall Art. The end result was a room fit for a princess of any age! Designed for the daughter of Lisa and Buddy Valastro of TLC’s The Cake Boss.