When Tara first started sourcing changing tables, she found herself less drawn to those with overly youth-specific styles, instead leaning towards classic pieces with adult appeal. She opted for an ultra-white changing table/dresser as well as a graphic, round geometric mirror. Once Lily gets older, the pair of pieces can be used for many different purposes in different areas of the home.
Above Lily's crib hangs her name made from basic white letters dressed up with ballet slipper pink ribbon. This is an excellent way to personalize a nursery with affordable, easy-to-find materials. A similar look can be achieved with metallic house letters or numbers found at leading home improvement stores.
Although the changing table serves as the nursery's main source of storage for folded clothing, down the road the transitional piece can be used in several different rooms for several different purposes.
Although wooden block letters are a common accessory found in nurseries, Lily's has special meaning. The block is personalized not only with her first initial, but also her birth date and time, plus her size, weight and parents’ names.
After producing segments on sophisticated nurseries, Tara was drawn to the idea of classic touches which make the space as appealing to parents as babies, especially the use of mirror and metallics. By choosing a mirrored side table next to the rocker, not only does the overall transitional nursery stick with classic appeal, it reflects all of the light pouring in from the window in a beautiful, dreamy manner. The mirrored top is accessorized with gifts given to Lily from friends and family members, each with its own story the young mom can share with her first born.
From the start, both Tara and Steven agreed on a color scheme of dove grey, white and lavender. After Lily's arrival, Tara decided to stick with small pops of pink as the room's accent color, incorporating accessories as well as a framed photo of Lily's older cousin wearing her own pink tutu.
Tara chose a grey rocker upholstered in microsuede not only for the softness of the fabric, but also for its durability. The upholstery is treated with Teflon, making it stain-resistant and easy to care for.
Determined to rely on baby shower gifts as well as those from friends and family upon Lily's arrival, Tara and Steven filled the room with one-of-a-kind pieces packed with stories. A baby blanket from dear friends is embroidered with Lily's birth details.
Instead of covering the 6-foot by 5-foot modern window with roller shades, Tara decided to juxtapose them with something more traditional: custom draperies installed on a white wooden rod with white wooden rings.
A few classic, traditional design elements were brought into the overall transitional nursery, including this white and crystal chandelier. The juxtaposition of the classic fixture with the industrial, modern look of the cement ceiling strikes the perfect balance between the styles of yesterday and today.
It was important to introduce organic materials into Lily's nursery wherever possible. A white wicker hamper adorned with ballet slipper pink grosgrain ribbon keeps her laundry concealed. Down the road, the hamper can be repurposed as toy storage.