Interior design is all about problem solving veiled as pretty. No room has reiterated that more than this pretty-in-pink nursery. When the homeowners found themselves expecting, a spare room above the garage became the defacto nursery. The narrow, angular space was a design challenge for sure. But where the mom-to-be saw awkward lines, I saw the opportunity for a whimsical “tented” ceiling. Luckily, the client trusted my vision and we set out to give the room softness and whimsy befitting a baby girl.
To start, we gave the drab gray walls a fresh coat of creamy white paint. Then we used two shades pink (bashful and blush, anyone?) to create the tented topper. I hand-painted a tassel detailing along the border for a chic, completely bespoke finish.
Next came classic, cozy furnishings—a custom daybed, curvy glider, and spool crib—that reinforced the room’s cocoon-like feel. To ensure the look didn’t go too precious I incorporated plenty of brass accents (they read like jewelry for the room) and sophisticated artwork, including a vintage Hermès scarf. The result is a sweet space that will age well with the little lady who lives here and is a far cry from the dark, asymmetric eyesore it once was.
Photos by Leslee Mitchell