This couple created a nursery that they and their child would love
A Main Line miracle baby gets a stylish nursery that’s built to last.
Designer Meredith Good has thrown herself into renovating the Bryn Mawr home she shares with husband Rob – but a small room on the second floor has been on the to-do list for months. “It was the last room in the house to be completed, as we still hoped it would be a nursery,” says Good, who runs Diff Miller Style & Design. When their “miracle baby” was born after years of IVF, she transformed the office/guest room into the perfect space for their newborn son.
To start, they moved what had been his office to the conservatory and focused on a classic design for the current nursery. “We wanted something that would grow with him,” Good says. “We didn’t want him to say it was too juvenile for him in five to 10 years. I like things to be for the long term.
Quadrille Fabrics’ playful and whimsical yet sophisticated wallpaper has been selected with baby’s development in mind – the patterns are believed to stimulate brain growth. A Prestige Mills star print indoor/outdoor rug has been tailor-made for the room. “It’s important to me, anytime I do work where a child is involved, that there’s durability,” Good says of the rug. This one is 100% polypropylene and easy to clean.
She found furniture at local consignment stores, stuffing an ottoman from the Velvet Shoestring in Wayne. For fabric that performed reliably on chairs and windows, she went to Stout Brothers in Colmar. Above all, Good made sure the space would be appealing to her and her husband as well as their baby. His advice to other parents? “You end up spending a good chunk of your time there, especially during a pandemic, so make your child’s nursery a place you want to be. There will be a lot of late nights and early mornings, so it’s important to have a place you can’t wait to get into.
Published as “Room to Grow” in the December 2021 issue of philadelphia cream magazine.