Designing a nursery for an expecting family is truly a gift. A much anticipated journey of this little human…and this new found space is where many memories of late night feeds, resettling techniques, tears, smiles and uncontrollable laughter will fill these 4 walls!
What makes it even more special, is designing it for a family that is so open, raw, real and warm. Young in age, but wise beyond her years, I have had the absolute pleasure of designing the nursery for her little baby boy (to be!). After 2 little princesses, Abby and Leigh are excited to welcome this little Man into their lives!
When I came to meet Abby for the first time, we sat in the empty nursery on the floor talking about life, personal growth and passion. She then showed me the remarkable scans of her foetus.
Already so loved, I was excited to talk all things wallpaper and colour. However, Abby had other plans… a SURPRISE room reveal!! Now this was completely new territory for me! To be honest, I have become accustomed to meeting clients that are prepared with months’ worth of Pinterest inspiration and product ‘must haves’ that provides me with a clear design path. Having countless options with Abby encouraged me to sit with myself, watch her daily posts to learn more about her and her beautiful family until I was ready.
Mood & Product Board for Abby Gilmore’s Nursery.
Instantly drawn to the tones in the forest wallpaper by Milton and King was the foundation for this space. Earthy yet vibrant tones, different textural layers creating an overall feeling of warmth and heart, paired back with symbolic prints symbolising hope and new beginnings. It felt right, and complete.
So whilst Abby wasn’t physically a part of the product decision making process, her emotional investment was equally, if not more, powerful.
To Abby, Leigh, Milla & Arlo. Thank you for letting me into your home, your hearts and allowing me to create this magical nursery xx
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Dulux – Wash n’ Wear – Flooded Gum. Compliments the wallpaper for a beautiful warm, grounding palette that is aesthetically stunning and easy to clean.
Adair’s – Grey sheepskin floor rug. Offering texture and warmth as we head into the winter months as well as this stunning, comfy occasional chair that can grow with any little boy or girl for years to come. Adairs is also a wonderful place to purchase a few accessories to give your space freshness and character. In this case, I selected the tan textured scatter cushion, woven basket and plant to enhance the earthy vibe as well as the sloth teddy for his irresistible face.
Milton and King – “in the forest” removable wallpaper. I love this brand as it is easy to install yourself and also washable. The impact it provides gives so much personality and spunk to any space. WIN - WIN! For installation and paint work, I always work with the team from Top Notch Coatings. Meticulous work and a pleasure to have around.
Munchkin and Bear - pom pom storage baskets with the cutest tassels. The perfect way to minimalize every day mess (AKA clothes, toys, blankets, random Lego pieces!) in any room.
Feliz – Look no further that Feliz for stunning cot quilts and linen. Made with 100% Organic cotton and a 290 thread count. Pure luxury designed to last and last!
Kmart – Such a wonderful place to pick up some beauties at the most affordable prices. This little grey lamp was the perfect addition to the space!
Ikea – I immediately fell in love with the tone and shape of this side table. Perfectly paired with the green tones in the wallpaper, it immediately became on the ‘must have’ list without breaking the bank! $12 bargain!
Homeday – I’m obsessed with these little beanbag chairs. Functional, aesthetic and proudly Australian. I have selected the high quality soft leather look-a-like that looks and feels like leather but is durable enough to withstand everyday use. I love how the tones work in with the wallpaper. Perfect match!
Verde Baby - These gorgeous bed canopies are always a stunning eye catching feature for any room or nursery! Each bed canopy is made of powernet fabric that drapes beautifully, ensures longer wear and tear, and is smooth and gentle on baby skin. I just love it!
Society6 – Grey and white speckled cushions. Society6 is home to hundreds of thousands of artists from around the globe, uploading and printing their works on pillows throws and the life. An effective way to add personality in a space at very affordable prices.
Natalie Jade – Immediately I was drawn to Natalie’s work when I came across it. Then it became apparent that there is much intent and meaning behind her works. Inspired by her love of colour, aboriginal art and palm trees she believes that the colour itself creates a vibration which itself helps to lift and inspire the home and those within.
Riveresque – I have been working with Riveresque for many years. Providing high quality window coverings for all budgets. Their service is always comes with a smile and the transformation to my spaces are next level! The fabric selected was from Warwick, colour Ice.