We are so excited to have a new La Petite contributor: Apphia Michael. Welcome!
I love a minimalist space, oh yes I do. Working at Wallpaper* magazine for the past seven years pretty much sealed that deal, and having a baby 11 months ago has literally opened a pandora’s box of latenight Pinterestboarding and subsequent objecthoarding of all the lovely things I want (scrap that, NEED) to fill her room with Oh such lovely things!
But minimalist or no minimalist, what direction to take her nursery in? I’m a big fan of that good old paredback new Nordic aesthetic. So we got a few giant hooks for Muuto and Hay in ice pink and muted natural woods to soften things up. In the same vein, her cot is a simple one I love how it’s made from untreated light wood. Going completely offpiste though, we then painted the walls in a dark, almostblack gothic tone. Perhaps that wasn’t very ‘new Nordic’, but hey, who doesn’t love a design curveball! There is something to be said for going down a more graphic route too, friends. Tallis’ room has ended up being a complete miss mash of this, with lots of simple outlines and geometric ‘popup’ shapes taking the lead together.
You may notice that there aren’t many pinks around, which is deliberate really, as we wanted her space to start off being genderneutral, in anticipation of all the tutus and sparkly things she’ll no doubt want to introduce into its four walls over the coming years.
We bought our home in Shoreditch a month before Tallis was born and haven’t done any work to it yet, so I can’t wait to hash up the flooring and put in some proper white oak wood floors. Then, and only then, will her room be complete. Actually who am I kidding; knowing me, Tallis’ room will always be a constantly evolving organism, an everchanging microcosm of her mum’s pinterestboarding objecthoarding ‘happy place’ thank you very much, Pinterest and Instagram!
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