They may be the bird of the moment, but incorporating flamingos into my design work is nothing new for me.
My sister Marlie has had a long documented love affair with flamingos. When we were scheming fabrics and papers for her condo over five years ago, we debated the iconic flamingo Cole and Son wallpaper, but Marlie felt it was too juvenile. She wasn’t too far off of course… look how stunning the paper looks in this beautiful nursery by PS Interiors Group!
Nurseries are one of the most popular and fun spaces to decorate (at least according to my pinterest feed), so where do you start when you’re a decorator and finally designing your very first baby room for your own littles? Now that the April issue of Style At Home is out on newsstands, I can finally share how I designed Jack and Charlie’s nursery. (click here to read the full magazine article)
In the days leading up to my first ultrasound, I let myself fantasize over the pretty fabric samples I had been hoarding over the years for my future little girl’s room. (As one of four girls, I was convinced I would be giving birth to at least one little lady down the line) When I found out I was having identical twin boys (what the what?) I had to throw out most of the ideas and start from scratch. Luckily there was one well-suited print I had tucked away at the back of my mind.
As a design editor at a decorating magazine, I received media releases about new fabric and wallpaper collections almost every week. As soon as the press package for Osborne and Little’s Penguin Library wallpaper crossed my desk I knew I would be using it some day down the line in a project. It was just so me. The bright colour covers mixed with the black and white penguin branding makes for serious eye candy and I couldn’t resist the sense of retro nostalgia it evokes.