Date: July 29, 2013 | Story: Tiffany Burgess Adams | Styling: Rosemary Hallmark |
Butterfly accents, bright colors and graphic patterns inspire a whimsical Hot Springs nursery
Black-and-white prints weren’t the only love of White’s she brought into the space. “I’ve always liked butterflies, too,” she adds. “I was shopping at House to Home one day with my mom. We saw the large butterfly print and had to have it,” she laughs. The colorful pattern in the artwork plays off the bold prints in the space as well as the room’s blue-gray walls, which complement the chandelier’s turquoise finial.
The butterfly accent was a natural fit and seemed to grow with gifts from friends and family. “My mom surprised me at one of our baby showers with a needlepoint butterfly that my great-grandmother had made and had in her home,” notes White, “and a friend of mine painted another butterfly for us.” Both of these art pieces along with Stella’s favorite books and dolls are displayed on simple white shelves over a custom-built bench. For another hint of playfulness, White made a butterfly mobile from felt pieces. The colorful creation is now suspended over Stella’s crib, bringing her a smile as she wakes up each day. To bring in additional color on the walls over the crib, White covered the letters of Stella’s monogram with leftover fabric pieces.
White also knew she wanted to incorporate a piece of vintage furniture in the nursery. Her mother-in-law found an antique server and they had it painted black to coordinate with the palette. “I wanted something tall to make changing easy and this works out perfectly,” she says. What’s more, as Stella grows the piece can be repurposed in her room or used in another area of their home.
Other neutral pieces of furniture including a slipcovered white chair and a black-and-white crib round out the look. “I wanted Stella’s room to be designed the same way the rest of my house is—the big pieces are neutral, but the accessories bring in color and make it easy to change when I’m ready for something new,” confides White.
Art House to Home, Hot Springs, (501) 520-4949, shophousetohome.com
Chair De Madera Trading Company, Hot Springs, (501) 520-5712
Changing table/server Morris Antiques, Keo, (501) 842-3531,
Crib Kid’s Furniture, Little Rock, (501) 978-5439, kidsfurniturelr.com
Fabric Cynthia East Fabrics, Little Rock, (501) 663-0460, cynthiaeastfabrics.com
Fresh floral Tipton Hurst, Conway, (501) 329-6663, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333,
North Little Rock, (501) 753-0709, tiptonhurst.com
Paint Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide, sherwin-williams.com
Window coverings Cody & Co. Interiors, Hot Springs, (501) 321-2639