I went to visit a PNC (potential new client) today, and I was thrilled and excited at the prospect of potentially working on a nursery for a new baby girl! What a fun ride that would be. It’s been a helluva long time for me (11 years to be exact), and I am so out of this loop it is a bit scary, but I would jump back in in a nano-second. That is, for someone else, not for myself Dear God!
Anyway, I went home and did what I usually do before I find out if I have landed a new project– I start working on it! Crazy, perhaps, but how can I help it? Who cares if it goes to waste, I will learn something, right? So, I am sure many of you youngsters know all about this, but there is a whole world of stylish and functional possibilities out there that were not available to me when I was having children.
No more the bunny rabbit themed wallpaper borders and toile bumpers. (Did you know these guys don’t USE bumpers???!!), it’s a brave new world of crazy cool options. Why not use this opportunity to begin a collection of pieces that will last throughout a child’s youth? Such a smart way to decorate a nursery. Any dresser can easily be made into the requisite “changing table”.
Cribs now transform into twin beds that actually look and work great. Young people understand that good design can last a lifetime and you can create a space that is kid friendly, fun and age appropriate without it being, well… silly. What a great concept!
Remember those heinous gliders that had the frilly seat pads and wood frames? They are practically extinct. Bellini? Well, it’s still around, but I have no idea why or how given the range of better looking and design forward choices out there. Themed nurseries are so 1990; these younger folks just won’t have them. Who the hell can blame them?
What were we thinking, people!??? I now find myself yearning to decorate a nursery, but certainly not enough to make it happen for myself, if you get the drift… That ship has sailed. I will just have to wait and see if this pans out, and if not this time, then there is always the next time… If I end up doing this job, I will write more about today’s baby design. But for now, here are my “picks”:
Buh-bye Cheezy Glider, Hello Hollywood Regency:
This is nicer than the sofa I had in my living room when I had Anna, and it’s meant for baby’s room:
No longer relegated to the basement, this play table can live up to any interior and can live in the adult part of the house!:
Come see my crib:
This simple piece could literally live in any bedroom:
This is wicked cool, but realistically, when it gets covered in drool, maybe not-so-much: