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Journal

June 14th

Oh, Baby — Part 2!

Our in-house architect, Jenny Duck, with her precious newborn, Isla.

A few weeks ago we told you we had babies and nurseries on our minds (click here if you missed it). And no wonder – with Jenny Duck, our in-house architect, expecting her first child plus numerous clients asking for our assistance with decorating their nurseries, we might need to call this Baby Summer! And what a fun summer that is turning out to be!

So let’s do a quick update. Our Jenny and her husband welcomed their little Isla on Cinco de Mayo – she was 6 lbs, 3 oz., and 21 inches long. We got to meet her the other day and she is simply a doll baby, as you can see from the picture. Congratulations, Jenny!

And as I mentioned, we are working on several nurseries for clients now and are excited to show you the results once they are finished. Nursery design has come a long way from the old days of requisite pink or blue, frills or fire trucks. For example, one nursery client has asked us take a very contemporary approach. She is expecting twins — a boy and a girl — so we are going with soft gray walls and subtle touches of blue and pink.

Another client is having a boy. We are working with her on a vintage design that will either feature airplanes or baseball. The color scheme is navy blue, cream and a hint of red, with wood-planked walls. It’s a look that will carry the room well into his young childhood when the crib is replaced with a twin bed. (Yes, those sweet babies do grow up!)

Chandeliers are popping up in nurseries along with neutral colors and vintage touches.

That ability to transition the nursery to a bedroom as the child grows is a result of the trend we are seeing away from “cutesy” nursery design. The look is still youthful but not as juvenile with flexible color palettes that adapt to growing kids’ interests. It also helps that furniture manufacturers such as Restoration Hardware are offering better options suited to style as well as function.

We are nursery experts! But we love all aspects of design and remodeling — if we can assist you with your home, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.