Expert Advice on Designing a Sweet and Sane Nursery ABODE magazine

And for a personal touch, Krichevsky added two sentimental framed works of art. “One is the calligraphy I made in Japan… It’s Wolf’s name in Japanese,” she explains. “The other is a song my father, who is a musician, wrote for my brother and me when we were kids.”

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Ashley Obradovits, Karr Bick Kitchen + Bathroom

Last spring, Ashley Obradovits designed a sweet space for her second daughter.

“Nurseries are so much fun to design,” says designer Karr Bick. “This is where parents feel they can step outside of their design aesthetic and take more risks, and the end results are always rewarding.”

For a cute but practical nursery, Obradovits and her husband, Michael, wanted a design that left room for their 6 month old baby, Charlotte, to grow like her big sister, 3 year old Piper.

“I’m stepping away from nursery designs with airplanes, zoo animals, and large stickers because they only last a few years before you feel the need to update the space,” she explains. . Instead, Obradovits started with a pretty chinoiserie wallpaper and added traditional paneling, painted in pale pink. “My daughter’s bedroom is the most envied room in our house right now,” she notes.

Obradovits advises parents not to overdo it, but to add thematic elements. “The essential elements of the nursery are a cradle, a rocking chair [and] dresser with changing table essentials, ”she explains, noting that nursery items can be neatly tucked into your theme, like her little one’s scalloped wicker baskets for kids. plush and blankets, wicker hooks on the backs of doors to hang bows and short baskets to slide under the cradle for extra linens and layers.

Dora W. Clawson