Time was ticking as it is months before baby Liam was going to make his mark in this world. With a due date set for February, Liam’s soon to be mom and dad wanted to create a space just for him! Designer, Corinne Ekle, envisioned a ‘sophisticated and masculine but also a soft and sweet’ style that would grow along with him.
In love with a set of baby animal prints from Restoration Hardware, this couple and Ekle were inspired to pull inspiration from the softer side of these images. Touches of gray, aqua, white, and espresso tones start taking shape for this room.
The show stopping piece is the crib. A deep espresso wood finish is capped by a tufted gray leather upholstery on either end with stunning brass legs. To bring the eye up from this space Ekle created an upholstered valance that extends across the whole length of the petite room. Custom drapery panels bring in more textiles and privacy from the window.
To add dimension to the nursery, a tone on tone stripe was created by alternating a high gloss finish in the same color. A geometric mirror continues the modern shapes in a subtle way.
A bookshelf, dresser and a comfy, oversized swivel/glider chair is a must for any baby’s room. The gray finish was selected for the bookshelf and dresser (both Restoration Hardware pieces) as it compliments the gray tones in the paint colors. Lot’s and lot’s of books and beautiful accessories bring home that this is baby Liam’s territory.
The custom linen glider and swivel chair is perfectly situated for baby snuggles, rocking, and reading. The small reading lamp allows for soft lighting for those longer nights.
To cap off the room, dramatic lighting (Ekle’s favorite!!) and an aqua area rug pulls the room together. Who could forget those sweet Restoration Hardware prints?! Lined along the wall the baby animals watch baby Liam as he grows and explores his new room.
This room was a delight to design for C2 as Ekle also welcomed her first baby in the same year. It is always a pleasure bonding with clients as we go through big life events together. Congratulations to the new parents and welcome Liam!