Millennial dad-to-be, Paul, straight off the bat warned me that they didn’t want cutesy cartoon animals or candy-colored rainbows. While on a FaceTime video call Paul admitted his wife’s requests for this space ruled supreme, he did share the one inspiration he had for the space – Shel Silverstein’s books. Specifically the illustration from the book of “Where The Sidewalk Ends”. It’s a black ink sketch of the two little kids and their faithful pup walking to the end of a cliff after passing a sign that reads “Keep Off The Edge”.
Now I had a challenge! The last comment before ending our FaceTime consult was from Paul, who implored me to, and I quote, “Shock us.”
This room went from virtual inspiration to a very tangible and well-designed space in just over 4 weeks. The actual installation and placement of furnishings and décor took several hours. As with the previous digital e-design process, these clients did their fair share of work to get the room ready which helped keep the cost of hiring a designer affordable.
"She nailed it! We thought we had a pretty tough style request, she totally embraced it, down to the little touches like the designer light bulbs in the custom pendant or incorporating watercolor pastels without seeming babyish." – Paul Jarrett
We encourage clients designing a nursery to consider what style suits THEM best. This is part of the YouthfulNest design philosophy which stresses the importance of creating a space that makes parents feel comfortable and therefor more confident to care for their newborn.
You can see the full nursery tour on the YouthfulNest website here.