Erin's Nursery Part II - The BIG REVEAL with A Pea in the Pod Maternity!
As Lina and I were working on my nursery design we linked up with our friends at A Pea in the Pod Maternity, who not only loved our design ideas, but also picked out some fab maternity pieces for me.
They had lots of questions about my baby's nursery design, so by way of their interview, I'm so excited to share our BIG NURSERY REVEAL!!! Finally! 🤩 And guess what, it's also our newest curated nursery, and you can shop the look here.
Watch our video and check out the Q&A below!
As interior designers and moms, Erin and Lina, co-founders of Curated Nest, love how fashion and interior design go hand-in-hand to reflect personal style. Now that Erin is pregnant with her second baby, this is even more present in her maternity style and nursery design. Turns out, Erin is a fan of A Pea in the Pod Maternity, so we asked these nursery design pros what their thoughts were on fashion and its impact on the nursery.
Where did you find your inspiration when designing your nursery?
"I was excited when I found out I was having a girl because I’ve always gravitated towards florals in my personal style, whether it’s dresses, jewelry, or kimonos. With florals and blush tones being so trendy right now, it was easy to find gorgeous inspo. The key pieces I selected are from Curated Nest, with the watercolor Spring Floral wallpaper, gold Jubilee Crib, and handmade lace Eleanor Teepee being the stars of the nursery. I didn’t want the room to be too precious, so I used tons of textures with a boho, natural feel to tone down the pretty.
As for the custom neon sign with “Who run the world? Girls!” – inspo from the Queen herself, thank you Beyonce for being an empowering force. (PS You can catch me and Lina rockin’ out at the next Bey concert, as is our tradition.) We love a special personalized touch for every nursery, and this was mine.
Finally, I was inspired by my own son, who is 3. Watching him grow and change so quickly showed me first hand the importance of flexible pieces with longevity. The wallpaper for example, is removable, and the crib converts to a toddler bed. The glider looks like a regular armchair and she can have it for many years to come. And the teepee will be a wonderful playspace and reading nook well throughout her childhood. Overall, my inspo was a mix of the practical and beautiful, and the result is a space where I feel happy and relaxed, like it’s a breath of fresh air."
Other than creating your nursery, in what other ways have you been nesting for baby?
"I’m in my third trimester, so hormones have kicked up a notch, and I’m organizing all the drawers and closets like crazy. But most of all, I’ve been enjoying myself designing the nursery, which of course is my passion. I’m also totally swooning over all the pink things, like all the cute swaddles and dolls we have on our website. #everythingpink"
Do you have a baby name picked out?
"Yes! But I am sworn to secrecy, though Lina’s been trying to pry it out for months. All I can say is that it’s a classic name that we hope will be timeless and not too trendy."
How has your style changed since your last pregnancy?
"I’ve embraced more comfortable maternity styles given that running around with a toddler is no joke, basically a workout at all times. I still wear a lot of basic black shirts and pants paired with a more “fun” piece. And let’s be honest, I still wore many of my maternity clothes well after delivering my first. I totally blame that on how comfy they were (not the donuts or anything, ahem)!"
What were your favorite maternity pieces during your pregnancy?
"Well, obviously, I love the halter maternity maxi in navy floral. I also have been drawn to soft colors in really classic tops, like this maternity tee in pink lavender. And of course I needed a comfy robe and gown nursing sleep set. I loved both the floral and blush ones!"
We had a ball designing my nursery. Hope you enjoy it! You can shop the look at Erin's Watercolor Nursery.