Lullaby and goodnight happen calmly in this second floor nursery in gender-neutral grays, right next to the master bedroom. Gray “Grand Trellis” peel-and-stick wallpaper by Brewster and a gray-striped wallpaper in the closet will help the room design grow up with the child. Hunter Douglas “Alustra” Roman shades with a peek-a-boo effect protect baby from harsh sunlight. The antibacterial Cambria solid quartz on the changing table also pairs function with design.
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The designer used a two-toned, painted chest with crocodile wallcovering and nickel studs and a stool from Prama Mobili in Milan, constructed in a period style but with a contemporary finish. A whimsical lamp casting counting sheep and stars on the ceiling at night will help the little one dream of kings and queens, knights in shining armor and friendly dragons in this Tudor castle.
Credits: Painting: Juan Alvarez. Wallcovering: Brewster’s Nu Wallpaper. Window Treatment: Hunter Douglas. Floral: Family Tree Nursery. Furniture: Amy Howard, Encore, Prama Mobili, Re Trends. Artist: Ruthie Becker. Cambria Countertop: Trendstone.
Exuberant Tudor style and a family memory of Jacobean and Elizabethan Revival furniture inspired this designer. First, a neutral paint color establishes an elegant simplicity. Then, furniture in a quatrefoil design by Prama, an Italian company known for its period style, suggests the past. Period style also meets contemporary function with sun-protective fabric on the wing chairs, a hand-knotted wool rug, and Hunter Douglas “Silhouette” custom window shades, which block UV rays.
The designer used cantonnieres—a floor-to-ceiling window treatment—as an optical illusion to take the eye up and down and make the space appear larger. Tom Corbin bronze columns and a painting add the final artistic touches to the space.
Credits: Artwork: Corbin Bronze. Rugs: The Rug Studio. Painting: Juan Alvarez. Repair: Buddy Van Houten. Window Treatment: Hunter Douglas. Woodwork: Adams Construction. Trim: PMD, Pacific Mutual Door & Trim, Metrie. Floral: Family Tree Nursery. Furniture: Prama Mobili, Re Trends. Antiques: Stempel’s. Glass: Westport Glass. Lighting: Wilson Lighting.