For Ozzie and Bart, the inspiration for their twins nursery came from none other than a babymoon trip to South Africa. The colors, the culture, the animals...it was all so inspiring, they scrapped their plans for a neutral oasis and turned to vibrant hues. Tour this sweet space shot by Maria Harte, catch a glimpse of little Nadia and Jacob and be sure to carve out some time for the video of the twins arrival. There won't be a dry eye in the house!
My husband and I decided to travel overseas to South Africa for our babymoon to unwind before the twins arrived. I won't bore you with the details, but let's just say the trip left quite an impression on us. We were mesmerized by all the life, the view, the animals, and the people! As we started to plan for the nursery, our first thought was to create something in a neutral color palette. It wasn't until we visited a local coffee shop and saw this colorful image of a giraffe with a bird on its nose. That's where we had our A-HA! Moment. We wanted to bring all the color and life we saw in South Africa into the nursery. We contacted the local Chicago artist of the painting and commissioned two other pieces, an elephant and a hippo. From there I started to splash color everywhere! We tried to DIY as much as possible to make feel even more connected to the room. The ribbon art was custom made using old ribbon I had in my studio. The colorful numbers and pompons on the wall were an interesting hot glue project. The cactus garden gave me a prick or two, but it was all worth it. The last piece to go into the room was the rug which we are absolutely in love with. I know the twins only recognize shapes and patterns as newborns, but I cannot wait for them to feel the joy and happiness we feel when we enter their room every morning.