Designing a nursery for a baby girl is always gratifying, designing a nursery for twin girl is exceptionally enjoyable. Especially when the client requests that she wants something atypical, different and not so pink yet simple.
Starting from scratch is also a bonus so we began with the walls. Since we had one large uninterrupted wall, we could not resist to go for the Bien Fait wall paper again. This brings in an instant wow-effect and also is perfect for growing kids. It will remain cool for such a long, long time so worth the investment!
On this wall we wanted to keep it simple. Just a pop of color with some yellow shelves and two Muuto wall hooks.
Against the wall we placed a large table which was already in the room, we only gave it a make over with some new legs and a beautiful blush color. This table will function as a changing table for now, hence the gorgeous changing basket. We are big fans of (re)using furniture that can play a role in the room for the years to come.
The opposite wall was painted in the warm and subtle Jotun Soft Grey to hopefully have these girls sleeping through the night in no time. Their timeless matching Oeuf NYC cots and dreamy accessories like the gorgeous Swan really give this side of the room a calmer vibe.
Speaking of accessories, these chairs are a discovery from our trip to Maison & Objet in Paris. It was love at first sight for us with this ecological children’s furniture by EcoBirdy. The soft design with the knowledge that it is made from up-cycled materials is perfect for this next generation. The perfect add on in this atypical yet sweet and elegant twin girls nursery.
Working with Pax and Hart is a dream job and we are so grateful to get the chance to work again for this talented lady from all the way Down Under, creating a concept and styling the shoot for her 10 newest prints.
This time around we decided to keep it robust yet simple setting with a bit of a moody feel.
We started off with leaving our basement wall for what it is. This least inspiring place of the house has proven to be so good for photo shoots. Together with some circles in divers colours the subtle and simple setting was done.
Starting off with palm leaf wall paper is always a good idea. Cole & Son has several palm leaves and as we wanted to keep the design for this girlsroom relatively clean, yet colorfull we chose for the single leaf.
The blue velvet sofa is such an iconic item in the room. The rich color and fabric together with the simple design make us want to chill here all day long. And it goes extremely well with the Maison Saadah * Live Loud Girl rug that we proudly brought in. Rugs always bring in some nice structure and keep little feet warm.
Now what is a shelfie?
A shelfie is a widely hashtagged social media pic of a shelf that you put some time and effort into. So no need for duck faces or wrinkle filters, it is only your shelf and its content that needs to look good.
For interior stylists like us it is a nice way to display a combination of some of our own treasures and new favorites while demonstrating our styling skills.
Since we always get so many comments on the shelfies we install (either in projects or at home) we wanted to take the time to show you how we roll when creating a shelfie. Now nothing is written in stone and you can shuffle around as much as you like, there are just a few pointers that we want to share.
We always love to start with a blank canvas, in this case: an empty shelf.
We are starting off with some beautiful acrylic shelves from By Something Els
Our first item is always the books. Use some (esthetically correct) favorites of the kids, different sizes, colors or maybe just go for that beautiful cover.
Second thing to add is a cute postcard or small print.
For accessorising we love wooden toys like Pinch Toys or the Animal Kingdom from Sarah & Bendrix. They just add that touch of vintage and warmth that we think can not be left out.
To funk things up we like to use some signage. Words on banners, flags, signs… they can all work well depending on the vibe you want to create.
Don’t think you are done just yet as we like to do what is called: styling off the shelf. The space between, above and under the shelves to us is just as important.
So we start off with hanging something in between. A garland is always a good idea as it adds color, texture and a different shape.
You can also hang something to the side or above the shelves like we did with the mini tiger rug before in the playroom. And definitely do not forget the space under the shelves. As storage addicts we love to extend our shelfie to the top part of a storage basket or box so that we use the whole part of the wall.
Styling off the shelf also allows you to pull things out of balance. Balance in your life is good but your shelf can very well do without it.
There you have it. We hope we inspire you with the short videos of how we handle a shelfie for a girls and a boys room and a more neutral one. Give it a go, have some fun. And remember, if you are not happy with it, just start again from scratch.