As a graphic designer for the stationery brand, WH Hostess, I love bold prints, patterns and colors. But when it came time to decorate my son's nursery, I wanted it to be calm and serene. A place to escape the chaos of the rest of the house (with an active three year old!), incorporating a lot of neutrals that would allow me to alter the look of it as he grows up.
We painted the walls navajo white, and beefed up the architectural interest in the very basic, square room, with crown molding and wider baseboards. I wanted the nursery to have a very updated classic feel - so I combined a bold, yet classic buffalo check pattern with lucite and brushed gold accents with our Pottery Barn Kids white furniture. I've always loved the classic tales of Peter Rabbit, so I infused a few bunny accents in the artwork, table lamp and mobile above the crib. To add warmth, I used a sisal rug and woven basket accents for storage.
There are two pieces in the nursery that are extra special: the gold trinket box that was my grandmother's and the "Old Mother Hubbard" art hanging above the crib. This piece has been in my family since 1915, and has hung in every baby's nursery in my family since. Starting with my grandfather, my mother and aunt, my nursery, my siblings and cousins, and now my niece and nephew, and my own children's nurseries. It's such a special family heirloom and each child cherishes it as they grow up!