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Laila Ali’s Celebrity Nursery


At Little Crown Interiors, we’re currently jumping up and down, alternating with pinching ourselves.  We just completed a design for celebrity Mommy Laila Ali, and we finally get to share it with Project Nursery readers.

Design Inspiration

Also featured in this nursery design is a breathtaking custom artwork piece, created by the skilled team at Above the “Hope” Crib, hangs a large photo of Muhammad Ali holding his infant daughter Laila, stretched onto canvas – a very personal element and a key focal point in the room.  On each side of the stretched canvas is a sweet little mirror by Pottery Barn Kids.

Project Details

First, we placed the absolutely fantastic organic Naturalmat mattress in the crib – little Sydney is going to be so safe and so cozy in her “Hope” crib.  Next, here we are (Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco) perfecting the gorgeous custom crib bedding by Carousel Designs.  Most of the textiles in the room (including the fabulous blackout curtains) were made by Carousel Designs, and we just can’t say enough about the quality of their beautiful products (plus the “Nursery Designer” tool on their website is just so much fun to play with!!).


The fantastic nursery rocker and coordinating ottoman were made by SPI Baby specifically for this room and they are beyond gorgeous!


And although Laila Ali is known for being super tough (following in the footsteps of her legendary father Muhammad Ali), she wanted her baby’s room to be filled with sweetness.  So, we added a gorgeous, sparkling chandelier and ceiling medallion by the brilliant team at Silly Bear Lighting.


Then, we added some serious “bling” to a Little Crown Interiors wall monogram!


What could be sweeter than the cherubs gracing the artwork on each side of the window? Both framed pieces are available from Finally, to round out the design, we chose a beautiful rug from Dash and Albert plus a sparkling floor lamp from Pottery Barn Teen. And voila!


Favorite Items

Perhaps the best part about working on this celebrity nursery was getting to use the “Hope” Crib.  Made in a gorgeous shade of pink, this stunning crib is the combined effort of Little Crown Interiors and Southern California based luxury furniture maker, Newport Cottages.


As proceeds from the sale of every “Hope” Crib go to Breast Cancer Research, the piece serves as a symbol of the courage and compassion for which Laila Ali is known, and hopes to share with baby Sydney.  Each “Hope” Crib comes with a custom plaque for the owners to inscribe a sentiment of their choosing; on Sydney’s, the inscription reads, “Unconditionally Loved and Eternally Blessed.”

Crystal Cooper

Sunday 11th of November 2012

wall color used?


Sunday 11th of November 2012

Absolutely gorgeous...what a beautiful, intimate space for a sweet little one! The portrait is such a personal touch that truly tugs on the heart strings.


Wednesday 5th of September 2012

This is SOOOOO pretty. Think my favorite one on here. Great job!


Thursday 2nd of August 2012

The pink changing table is just so fabulous! The rocker and ottoman are such a beautiful pair, too! I just love their colors.


Monday 30th of July 2012

Just gorgeous! And so sweet . . . my favorite elements are the crib, the monogram and the lamp! Thank you for sharing!