When Christine Lakin’s baby Georgia arrived in March, she was, as all us new moms know, busy, busy, busy. So it was really lovely to be able to catch up with her, as we did recently, to find out how she was getting along.
The lovely former Step by Step actress was happy to share her experience with us. So without further ado, here is the interview. Read and enjoy!
What was your inspiration for the nursery design and décor?
I wanted to do something unique and non-traditional. I thought grey and peach were unusual colors for a nursery and perfectly suited our little Georgia peach! I also love the neutral color of the furniture– ensuring if we have a boy down the road, we can certainly redesign a nursery around this palate. Comfy, not fussy, elegant and practical were all adjectives that came to mind.
What drew you to évolur over other nursery brands?
The beautiful styles, colors and craftsmanship. This is a nursery that will grow with her and we will have for many years in our family.
Did the room pose any design challenges?
It’s not huge so I definitely wanted to make use of the space we have. Also we neglected to paint the walls before the furniture came, which I probably would have done looking back now. I wanted to bring some more color to the neutral tones and Im actually really happy with how calming the space feels. The window also faces west, so lots of sunlight in the afternoon and it can get hot. We needed to position the crib accordingly and find some good blinds to use for nap time!
Did you and your spouse agree on style, or did you blend styles and how?
For the most part yes, although I was really the one who picked out all the fun details! He had some say on artwork and we narrowed the crib down to two styles really quickly but both loved the Cheyenne ultimately. It’s a nice blend of feminine and masculine and would work for either gender I think. We both really loved the unique grey color. He also added some of his own artwork to the wall, which fit perfectly color-wise.
What is your favorite piece or design element in the nursery?
I absolutely love the drawers on both of the dressers. They are soft-close and just so useful to organize all her swaddles, bibs, diapers, onesies.. the list goes on! I especially love the little drawers on top of the long dresser for quick grabs like burb cloths and swaddles. Very useful. I love the ribbon swag I hung over her crib. Found it on Etsy and it really helped tie in the colors I wanted to incorporate. Believe it or not, peach is a very hard color to find in nursery decoration.
Are there any sentimental pieces you incorporated into the room?
Oh yes. I have my old silver rattle and childhood favorite stuffed animal (Kermit the Frog) on her bookshelf. I framed my shower invite as well as her hospital bracelet and the first picture I took of her. We have the sweetest handmade quilt from my husband’s great aunt with – of course- peaches stitched on it. I also found a sweet pillow for her rocker with the state of Georgia and all it’s highlights.
What one word comes to mind when you step into the nursery?
Photographs courtesy Jamie Arigo at Jamie Arrigo Photography