While I usually work on a large scope – an entire home or business, one of my favorite projects to take on is the design of a nursery. It’s such a delight and an exciting challenge to envision and create a fun, yet cozy space for an infant that a child can also grow into to the toddler years and beyond.

With those pieces in mind, when I design a nursery, it’s not a about a theme, but about a child and his or her family. Often that takes the shape of focusing on a favorite color or an inspiration piece like a quilt made by a family member or, if I’m designing a room for a child who’s a bit older, I’ll take inspiration from a favorite hobby.

Nurseries also have to be functional and parent-friendly places, too. I always make storage a key element in children’s rooms. Keeping clutter under control and making organization easy drive a lot of elements when it comes to spaces for children.

The nursery photo gallery features two recent projects. The Lexington home nursery was for a baby boy and a client I worked with on her photography studio. The room took inspiration from fresh, clean lines, a nautical color palette, and a touch of the traditional. The Cambridge baby girl nursery was centered on a purple and lavender color palette, which I balanced with other pastels and whites as well as rich maple furniture. For the drapery, I chose a lilac fabric with a whimsical pattern that can suit her as the little girl grows.