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?
Mom wanted a regal nursery that reflected her traditional style. She is also very faith-filled and therefore wanted the Lion and Lamb artwork. I commissioned one of my favorite muralists, Heather Davulcu, to create the art for us.
Showcased through her design firm, Jack and Jill Interiors, Sherri's oft-touted, distinctive and inspiring nursery designs have earned her an esteemed reputation as the premiere "designer of choice" not only for Hollywood celebrity clients, but also the family next door.
"My first responsibility is to my clients, listening to their needs and wants," Sherri says. "With each design, my goal is to create a beautiful baby’s nursery or child's room that reflects the needs and personal style of the clients, while always remaining sensitive to the clients' budget. From concept to completion of each design project, I focus on meeting the practical needs of my clients, while maintaining stylish, cohesive design with a personalized touch."
Sherri's design expertise offers her clients a sense of organization and pride, while alleviating the stress and guess-work involved with do-it-yourself designing. She works with the very best nursery and child furniture and bedding suppliers, as well as tried and true muralists, carpenters, painters, and seamstresses. Her long-standing relationships with these vendors ensures exceptional products and customer service. Sherri also offers her clients environmentally-friendly and sustainable interior design options when selecting nursery and child décor and furniture.
A featured presence in the news, Sherri's designer rooms and line of signature nursery products have graced the pages of countless publications and appeared in numerous television programs. Celebrity nurseries showcasing Sherri Blum's designs and products include: Tori Spelling, Jodie Sweetin, Mario Lopez, Lisa and Buddy Valastro, John O'Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Bart Scott, to name a few. Her design advice has been sought after by such notable venues as HGTV, iVillage, and Sunset Magazine's popular decorator books, Ideas for Great Baby Rooms and more. Her online portfolio offers a glimpse at a few of the unique and engaging nursery designs Sherri has completed over the years. Please visit Jack and Jill Interiors, to learn more about Sherri's nursery interior design services for luxurious nurseries and designer children's rooms nationwide. Contact Sherri today for a complimentary phone consultation.
The heirloom iron crib is my favorite!
Design the nursery to reflect the taste and style of the parents. After all, this is a magical place where you will be bonding with your new baby. You want it to be a warm and happy place for you to relax and grow in your bond.