We’ve seen this scene in a million films: new parents getting excited about having their baby room done, and it never seems to get old! There is a reason why this opportunity turns almost everyone into a creative eager decorator, this new person coming to his or her own space that you get to create to welcome them into the world is pretty special. Not to mention the amount of time you will spend in there together! You might as well make it nice.
We still get very excited every time we discover a new gorgeous children’s space created by a talented interior designer (what a fabulous job, right?). This time we want to share Deonne Rowland’s unique take on a botanical theme for the baby’s room — a soothing space curated to facilitate connection and rest.
Rowland’s inspiration for this theme started with two very simple objects: a dandelion cross-stitch hoop and a dandelion paperweight, both of which you can see hanging on the wall in the following image. From this simple flower motif, she came up with the concept of a natural environment which creates a sense of harmony. This
This relaxed atmosphere is carefully curated by blending a minimalist approach to furniture (clean elongated lines, simple silhouettes) and sticking to base colours. The Caravan cot by Kalon Studios is paired with some beautiful quilts from Camomile London, creating a cosy space to sleep.
The mobile is Japanese and a simple, filigree construction of connected circles of different sizes — it is always moving gently and creates changing circle-shaped shadows on the green wall behind it.
Rowlands chose olive green for its connection with nature and a pale nude soothing shade of pink to compliment it. Additionally, there are touches of brass and gold for a bit of a vintage taste. Her belief is that you can transmit warmth and love in a baby room without having to default to the cliche blue and pink theme — and she certainly proves her argument thanks to this gorgeous example!
The natural world the baby will start learning about and which will play a huge role in the development of his or her imagination is ever-present in this space. Yet, it remains subtle thanks to the simplicity and elegance of the chosen objects.
From the uncomplicated dandelions which started everything, to delicate decorative swans, a couple of live plants combined with a tree-filled wallpaper and even a gorgeous bronze vintage leaf wreath, you could get lost in the beauty of every detail in this baby room.
Finally, it is important to note that following the contemporary trend of keeping children’s spaces functional, this baby room is practically split in three ‘zones’: the sleeping area, the changing area, and the feeding area. This last one has a final delightfully helpful touch — a dimmable night light in stylish brass for when the baby starts to fall asleep.
Are you feeling as soothed as we are by this space? If you want to see more wonderful ideas and baby room inspiration, have a look at Rowland’s site Odd sock, odd shoe and let us know what you think. You can also find her on Instagram under the same name. Happy browsing!
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