A playful bunny motif brings an element of fun to this gender neutral nursery. By creating a timeless foundation the personality and likes of it’s owner are going to shine through when baby arrives. Created by Lydia Maskiell Interiors, this nursery features the sweetest details and carefully selected design elements that come together effortlessly. Let’s hop in and take a look!
TELL US HOW YOU BECAME INVOLVED IN THIS SWEET LITTLE PROJECT?
“The project started out with our client seeking some guidance on wallpaper selections for their nursery. Not knowing the gender, we went for a neutral design that could adapt over time. We worked with the expecting parents to bring together a beautiful, calming space for their baby.”
WHAT WAS THE BRIEF FOR THE ROOM?
“As the client didn’t know the gender of her baby nor wanted a room that was influenced by gender, it was designed to be neutral, timeless with an element of playfulness. The father is a builder and loved the idea of incorporating timber into the room.”
DID YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DIRECTION FOR THE STYLE OF THE ROOM?
“The main brief of the room was to create a timeless, gender neutral nursery. To create a space that their new baby could grow in for years to come. A custom made feature wardrobe with Tasmanian oak framing and timber handles was lovingly made by our client (a builder and joiner). This is a subtle way to introduce timber into the space which pairs beautifully with the detailing in the timber furniture and décor.”
WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION?
“The Pax + Hart bunny wallpaper was a huge inspiration. I was immediately drawn to this wallpaper. It ticked all the boxes of the client brief. The room is quite small, so by covering two walls in the wallpaper it visually opens up the space.”
HOW DID YOU SELECT YOUR COLOUR PALETTE?
“As the Pax + Hart bunny wallpaper was one of the first selections, it was an easy backdrop to work with. Because the wallpaper pairs well with any colour, we could keep the space neutral. We painted the other walls in Dulux Timeless Grey which is a soft contrast to the wallpaper yet strong enough to draw out the outline of the bunny motif. The warmth of the timber detailing in this space works beautifully with the neutral colour palette, however colour can be introduced once baby gets older.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURE IN THE ROOM?
“I absolutely love the timber detailing in the robe joinery. Previously there was an outdated wardrobe which the client removed. This gave us an opportunity to redesign a robe that was both fun, functional and timeless. The combination of a timber framed wardrobe with some enclosed and open sections allows space to display favourite pieces.”
WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
“There was so much to pack into a small space. We were concerned that the space could feel cluttered with all the items that a baby needs, so subtle zones break up the space. By using a canopy over the cot we create a sleeping zone, which also gives a sense of height to the room. Also, hanging the swan mobile counterbalances the canopy and references the reading nook and nursery chair.”
WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL FAVOURITE FEATURE OF THE SPACE?
“The Pax + Hart bunny wallpaper!”
GET THE LOOK
Cot – Cocoon Furniture Nest Cot, Canopy – Numero 74 from Leo and Bella, Wallpaper – Pax + Hart bunny wallpaper from Jimmy Cricket, Cushion – Mister Fly Bunny Head from Leo and Bella, Wall Art – Mrs Mighetto, Cushion – Apple Grid Cushion from Leo and Bella, Mobile – Swan Konges Sløjd, Chair – Marley Grey Rocking Chair from Adairs, Name Plaque – Arlo & Co, Stool – Malmo Stool.
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