As soon as rumors began circling that the beautiful Kerry Washington was pregnant, our designers were inspired to create the perfect nursery for her little one on the way. Washington secretly married NFL corner back Nnamdi Asomugha back in June and pregnancy rumors surfaced in October. Since she finally debuted her baby bump Sunday night at the Golden Globe Awards, we figured it was time to debut our design.
So how do you create a design for 2013’s Best Dressed Woman (as named by PEOPLE)? We started with an inspiration board based on trends in her impeccable fashion style. Some of our favorite looks are light neutrals with metallic accents and touches of nature, such as floral and leaf prints.
Since the nursery design needed to be gender neutral, these dresses became the perfect inspiration! We decided on a woodland nursery to embrace the beauty of nature and its neutral hues. Adding metallic accents gave the design some sparkly and fun dimension.
Kerry’s taste in home design was also very important in our nursery design as we wanted it to match her style of décor. The pictures above reflect the earth-friendly makeover done on her West Hollywood apartment by Danny Seo in 2009. He catered to her love for eco-friendly design.
From our glimpse inside her home, we learned that she has modern taste and a love for nature. The designs incorporate very neutral basics (furniture, cabinets, and bedspread) with exciting pops of color and pattern throughout. This inspired our use of Poppy as an accent color in the bedding, canvas art, and wallpaper!
When designing a gender neutral nursery, nature can be a wonderful muse because of its simplistic beauty. For an accent, try to choose a color that isn’t always gender specific – orange, green, light blue, silver, gold, brown, etc.
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