A gray and white palette with hints of pink makes for a calming, neutral nursery.
Photographs by Claire Esparros.
How do you design a bedroom for a newborn baby? They can’t talk and even if they did come out of the womb speaking, we doubt they’d have any opinions on interior design. Our best advice: go neutral. Smart and stylish mom Danielle had a few solid ideas of what she wanted but didn’t have the time/energy needed to execute (she just had a baby, geez!) so enlisted the help of Homepolish. We set her up with our designer Sara Touijer and together the most serene, calming, inviting nursery was brought to life.
Of the design, Sara says the room grew around one idea: restfulness. “To me, restful is waking up from a nap or a long sleep. The initial idea for the “Goodnight” sign started with a word, generally said at bedtime. Everything else grew and developed around it.” Strategic placement of the large pieces – the minimal Duc Duc crib, sophisticated dressing table and the daybed – makes the room feel balanced but it’s the color palette that really makes this room feel like a dream. Striped grays and whites with subtle hints of pink create a soft atmosphere anyone can appreciate, regardless of age or aesthetic awareness. When she does form opinions about interior design, we think this newborn will be very happy.
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