Date: July 19, 2018 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek | Styling: Lauren Cerrato |
A fresh palette, contemporary accessories, and charming details make for a nursery that can evolve as this little girl grows
When homeowners Jaimie and Steve Moss called their interior designer, Brittany Nixon Brun, with a new project request, they gave her a strict timeline: nine months. Having worked with the couple on both their primary residence in Little Rock and their lake house, Brittany knew their style and was excited to create a nursery for the pair’s first child, which they learned would be a girl.
Jaimie wanted this room to match the eclectic cottage aesthetic of the rest of the house. “I wanted it to be contemporary but not over the top,” she says. “I also wanted pieces that could transition from the nursery to a big girl room.”
Brittany notes the completed design has a “sophisticated glam,” which started with the brass crib—one of the first finds for the space. Other elements, including a Dalmatian-print rug by Caitlin Wilson and the soft, peach-pink color on the walls, add to the current feel. Finally, an abstract giclée print by Irish artist Lola Donoghue hangs over the dresser-turned-changing table. “This piece really complemented the room so well to give it the mature feel we wanted,” Brittany says.
As for pieces that can evolve as baby Vivienne grows, the changing pad can be removed from the dresser when it’s no longer needed, and the drapery panels were created with an extra foot of fabric in case the family moves to a home with taller ceilings. The panels, which were made from a Miles Redd for Schumacher fabric, hang along an acrylic and brass rod, another contemporary touch that will last beyond babyhood. Similarly, the étagère can accommodate different storage needs—in a stylish fashion—as their daughter moves into different phases.
Today, the nursery is a light and inviting spot for sleep and play. The oversized footstool covered with a soft, pink throw rug is the perfect height for the soon-to-be-walking baby to practice pulling up, while the glider is a sweet spot for bedtime stories.
“I love working with clients and getting to continue a relationship as their family grows or evolves,” Brittany says. “It really means the world to me. And, when they let me know their house is still working for them and it’s still in style years later, it makes my job very worthwhile.”
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