Who’s watching the 2014 Golden Globes? All the glitz and glam left me feeling inspired to put a nursery concept board together with a whole ‘lotta red carpet worthiness. The first piece that came to mind immediately is the Uptown Crib from Nursery Works. It’s a bold statement piece which is exactly what you’d want to see on the red carpet..that is, if furniture walked the red carpet. We saw a lot of black and white gowns tonight but the inspiration for the selection of the Uptown Crib goes to the gorgeous Allison Williams wearing Alexander McQueen. A comfy chair is absolutely essential in a nursery and this red velvet swan chair designed by one of my absolute favorites, Kelly Hoppen is a dream. Red velvet, curvy lines and ball/chain fringe make it an absolute fantasy piece. Julie Bowen’s gown brings this fantasy chair straight to the red carpet. And whose dress looks chandelier-esque?? Kate Mara is a dreamy chandelier in this silver gown by J Mendel. Next up>>> Kelly Osbourne as the Trumeau Mirror by AFK Furniture! Dramatic black with decorative gold details of the mirror are also found on Kelly’s form fitting gown. I bet Jennifer Lawrence never thought her gown would inspire a side table but…it did! She is absolutely stunning in Dior and the femininity of the white Sandrine Table with black painted detail by AFK Furniture is a classic style worthy of red carpet mention. And last but not least, one of my signature design touches is adding decorative pillows inside the crib. Ankasa Home is a long-time favorite of mine and their Park Ave pillow has a look very similar to Hayden Panettiere’s Tom Ford gown. It always amazes me how fashion and interior design go hand in hand and the influence on each other is sometimes uncanny! If anyone wants to make this GG Nursery room come to life you know who to call. ;)
Have you heard the most exciting news!? Restoration Hardware Baby & Child opened a store in Santa Monica, making my nursery decor shopping practically right in my backyard. I couldn't make it down there fast enough to see it in person and as expected, it’s gorgeous! Completely on another level. It was hard not to ooh and ahh the whole way through, it’s like a miniature wonderland. The visual merchandisers must have had a great ole time working on this showroom. If you think the merchandise is beautiful in their catalog, wait til you see it in person! I've done the leg work for you and it is definitely worth the trip. I had to see the gold crown for drapery canopy in person because it looks huge in the catalog. I debated about this for hours and finally decided to just order it. What a great decision that was, because it looked beautiful in the nursery for Backstreet girl Ava Jaymes! My only complaint about the Santa Monica showroom is that they don’t carry any in stock inventory. Almost everything has to be ordered online. Bummer…especially since I thought I was going to leave with bags of goodies. wahh wahh.