Frankie and Ruby’s Twin Nursery
Designing for 1 baby is such an enjoyable experience. Designing for 2 only doubles the fun! The inspiration for this adorable, twin nursery came from a love of pink by new mother Christina. She wanted a girly, neutral nursery with subtle accents of pink scattered throughout. Each nursery layout I design is influenced not only by the size of the space but by any architectural details such as window locations. The decision on where to position the 2 cribs was an easy choice. Walking into the room, the first thing you notice is the neutral yet cute wallpaper in the shape of raindrops. The white, custom metal sign floats above the wallpaper, adding another layer to the design. On the opposite wall sits a custom dresser, designed in a larger size, to accomodate the clothing for both girls. Not shown in the photo is a closet, which will come in handy when the girls start increasing their wardrobes : ) A modern rocker from Monte Design is shared between the girls when it’s reading time. Layered lighting is added in the room with a cute rabbit lamp and wall sconces mounted above the dresser.
The original design of the room was to include a low, custom bookcase along the window wall. This idea was scratched mainly because floor space for playing took priority. The chair that was originally positioned next to the changing dresser was repositioned in front of the window. A tall, standing bookcase was added, in exchange for the low bookcase, as a place for books and accessories. My designer tip for our readers is to be open to changes in your original ideas when designing your space. Generally, functionality should take priority over the aesthetic design. After all, if the design doesn’t fit your needs, you won’t fully enjoy the room.