For me, kids rooms are full of whimsy and fun. I feel it’s the most exciting space in a home where you can take some risk and have the most fun from a design, decorating and styling perspective.
When I found out we were pregnant with our third child, we kept with our common theme of keeping the gender a surprise. So as the due date approached, I narrowed down two themes pertaining to each gender.
When our little Pierce arrived, I immediately felt he had an old soul and an old world charm. I’ve always loved The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with its rich pedigree and history. Opened in 1930, the hotel was designed by Dorothy Draper, in Art Deco style and named after Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle. It’s iconic piano bar features a murale by Ludwig Bemelman, who is famous for the Madeline series of books. The murale features scenes from Central Park and bunnies drinking martinis and puffing on cigars. It’s playful while also grown up and cheeky. For me – we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously – and that’s what this murale represents – whimsical magic!
We commissioned one of our favourite painters, Murals by Marg , to paint the nursery. We are so happy with the result, and Pierce loves to chat with the giraffes and bunnies.