With about 5 weeks until our founder’s baby girl arrives, we thought it would be fun to share her new nursery/office. We love how it turned out, and we’re so excited to meet little Elodie! We asked her to explain the process and all the pretty details.
“Setting up your child’s nursery is a very fun and exciting step in your pregnancy. This was definitely true for me, but I have to admit it also came with a ton of challenges and stress. My home office is a very tiny space. And because we only have a 2 bedroom home I was faced with the task of creating a nursery that I could also call my office. On top of that, it’s the only room with a real closet and any room for storage. Thus, it’s also our dressing room. I kept brainstorming for months about how I was going to squeeze everything we needed into one small room. Luckily, I was able to team with Hayneedle to find a ton of great items that would make a stylish nursery and also a functional office. I also got to work with my friend and interior decorator, Caitlin Flemming, on making the room look fabulous without feeling overwhelming and cluttered. It turned out to be a lot more nursery than office, but I couldn’t be happier with the overall look and feel of the room. I have to sincerely thank Caitlin, my family and Hayneedle for helping me transform this room. Read on to learn about all the details and to see multiple ways we worked things into the space.”
Here’s the Before & After of this room:
Crib side of room: Frames: Framed and Matted | Prints: All Rifle Paper & Co (except the Pairs map, which was purchased at a random store in Seattle. Available at Paper Source) | Crib: Hudson Babyletto from Hayneedle | Crib Mattress: Hayneedle | Crib Sheet: Serena & Lily | Throw Pillows: Land of Nod & Deluxe Modern | Throw Blankets: Pink Polka Dot from Mudpie in SF (gift from Caitlin) and grey dot with monogram from Pottery Barn Kids | Baskets: Serena and Lily | Stuffed Animals: Restoration Hardware Baby | Rugs: White shag from Rugs USA and pink from Hayneedle (mine is from Overstock but it’s at Hayneedle too)
Dresser Side: Dresser/ Cabinet: Nuevo Yasmine 6 Door Cabinet from Hayneedle | Lamp: Crate & Barrel (similar) | Record Player: Crosley from Urban Outfitters | Dolls: Jess Brown & Bambi Deer from Smitten for the Wee Generation | Multi-Use Cloths: Vonbon | Moccasins: Freshly Picked | Sequin Oyster Doll: Tamar Mogendorff | Frames: Framed and Matted | Print: Custom illustration for Elodie by Ashley Cooper Design | Perfume: Le Labo | Rattle: Skwish from Target | Elephant: Jonathan Adler NightLight
Desk side: Desk: Hayneedle | Chair: Hayneedle | Desk Lamp: Vintage (similar) | Mouse Pad: Freshly Picked | Gold Frame: Aaron Brothers | Starburst: Furbish Studio | Notebooks: Rifle Paper | Giraffe Holder: Lulu & Georgia | Candle: Diptyque | Filing Cabinet: CB2 (similar) | Globe: Vintage (lights up at night) (similar) | Prints: Ampersand from Ampersand Design Studio and uniqorn quote from Society 6 | White & Gold Faux Deer Head Mount: Lucy Haus on Etsy | Flower Crown: Natalie Bowen Designs | Chair: Nuevo Artemis Leather Lounger from Hayneedle | Throw Pillows: Rock pillow from Calypso St. Barth & Fluffy pillow from West Elm | Owl Stuffed Animal: Pier 1 Imports | Pouf: Serena and Lily
Miscellaneous: Neon ‘Elodie’ Sign: A custom gift from Monica of Doctor’s Closet and her husband | Storage Baskets above closet: Hayneedle | Gold Sparkle Luggage: J. Crew Crewcuts | White & Brown Leather Suitcase: Coach | Teal Cart: Ikea | Elephant Rocker: gift from Caitlin and Meg | Rocking Chair in Living Room: Hayneedle | Moses Basket: Hayneedle | Unicorn Print: Weareyawn | Love You Nightlight: Owly Shadow Puppets
“It’s a tight squeeze in this room, but it all worked out in the end. I realized during the design process that you have to get over perfection sometimes and learn to adapt. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the filing cabinet being hidden behind the dresser, but it was the only spot it could fit. And now it doesn’t bother me at all.”