Design Deep Dive: A Well Dressed Nursery
Welcome to Design Deep Dive, where we call on designers to give us the details behind installs featuring Perennials!
When Perennials’ own Senior Sales Director Lauren Davos learned she was expecting a baby girl, she quickly realized two things. 1. The nursery would be decked in Perennials (duh.) 2. She knew she wanted the team from Dallas-based firm A Well Dressed Home to design it. The team knows Perennials well. Last year, we collaborated with Principal Designer Emily Hewitt to create a custom stair runner for her home. Known for creating approachable quietly luxurious spaces, AWDH Senior Interior Designer Katelyn Devine set out to create the nursery of Lauren’s and baby’s dreams (plus big brother Theodore pictured above).
Lauren’s inspiration photos were filled with soft greens and pinks. She wanted to touches of pink, but she did not “want it to look like you walked into a nursery and threw up pink. We wanted to keep it modern and sophisticated to go with the rest of the home, but still make it soft and ethereal for a newborn.” Katelyn used Phillip Jeffries’ Blushing Blooms wallpaper as a backdrop for Lauren’s white and lucite crib. “The inspiration for the room stemmed from a classic overall design that could be utilized at any age,” says Katelyn. “We wanted a few feminine touches and splashes of pink without making the room overly girly, so it was important for us to have a soothing and neutral foundation to build upon – with colorful patterns layered into the design.” For a splash of color, a sloped arm rocker was covered in Perennials Jake Stripe (shell) – perfect for catching milk spills.
Lauren and Katelyn opted to use the new Perennials by Rose Tarlow collection for bolster cushions on a pretty daybed. “Our favorite piece in the room would be the daybed!” explains Katelyn. “This piece allows the space to be multipurpose for the family while adding a level of coziness and charm within the design.” A tone-on-tone check pattern, Foxglove Lane (shell) is a nice complement to Galbraith & Paul’s Birds pattern. The frame of the daybed is covered in a soft neutral that will stand the test of time – Perennials’ Rough ‘N Tumble (chalk).
Touches of soft greens accent the feminine space… A pair of green and gold Visual Comfort sconces hang above the daybed. For the window treatments, Katelyn and Lauren chose Silky (sea glass) for drapery, the color of which is so subtle that it reads as a neutral. “The reason we were able to pair so many patterns without it being too busy is because we started with a classic and timeless foundation using Rough N Tumble on the main piece, the daybed,” says Katelyn. “Then we were able to layer other Perennials fabrics into the design to compliment it and add just the right amount of color in the room.”
The pièce de résistance? Lauren commissioned an art piece from colleague and friend Richard Bettinger (who founded Newlon Collection with his husband Chad Newlon). The beautiful work features the room’s color palette within a flower and bunny motif. Baby Davos will have one cute view from the changing table below.