A Neutral, Modern Nursery with a Fun and Feminine Twist
May 10, 2017
Pregnancy + BabyNurseryBaby
My favorite obsession is nursery design. I swear I plan nurseries in my head even when I'm not expecting and all the cute spaces we share on SMP Living are definitely a perk of the job or a major part of the problem. From the wildly cute wallpaper to the perfectly stocked bookshelves and, of course the leading babes themselves, see why I just can't quit nurseries with this latest installment captured by Emily Gerald.
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From the mama(and designer)... I think I was only nine weeks pregnant when we picked the fabric for the chair, it was called "Caribbean Waters,” which felt so warm and personal. We didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl but I loved the brightness figured we would make it work no matter what. When I found out we were having a girl, I was so excited. I felt like I had been granted an opportunity to create a space that would sort of be a canvas for her to be whoever she wanted to be. So of course, it began as a neutral nursery. Everything was designed around the wallpaper, which I am head over heels for. I love how it has this whimsical safari feel and is not too childish. As we finished hanging it, my mom joked about how she would color it in one day. Luckily, Parker loves it too! She lays in her crib and coos at her animal friends on the wall, which melts my heart! My husband and I were at the beach one weekend when we found the walrus head and I had to have it for her room. I’ve always been a big fan of gold and the tusks were so charming. When we got home, I was sad to find that it just got lost in the wallpaper, so it went on another wall. I searched everywhere for something to make the room feel complete. A couple of weeks before she was born, I found the heart print in a local shop It was all that I hoped our daughter would be: bright and bold and able to light up a room! The sheets from IvieBaby gave the room a feminine touch and brought the chair together with everything else. I loved the florals and the contrast of the natural wood with the blues. Her room has become, by far, my favorite room in our house. One day, she will make it her own by coloring it all in!

From the Photographer... This nursery was as much of a dream to photograph as this beautiful family was! Their home is as inviting and beautiful as their nursery, and their simple, modern design fits their lifestyle perfectly! I genuinely enjoy getting to hear how my clients selected pieces for their nursery and put everything together. While I would have never been able to dream up a nursery space as beautiful as this, Chea did a fabulous job keeping the space practical while getting to create a space their little girl can grow into and capturing them in this space was a joy!