Designing for baby can be one of the most exciting or most daunting tasks. Although some parents choose to find out the sex of their child before the birth, there are still a number of people who wait for the surprise. Isabelle Guay, owner of Flow Home Staging & Design, was one such person.
Preparing for the arrival of her first child two years ago, Isabelle, along with her husband Sheldon, began the process of preparing their nursery. Their initial inspiration came in the form of a fabulous wallpaper; circles of teal blue and silver. Not only could it work for either gender but it would also provide visual stimulation (important in early childhood development) when baby was in the room.
Wanting to stay gender neutral in their base pieces, they opted for a white bed and dresser combo and added a soft grey carpet and grey rocking chair to compliment. The final ensemble was contemporary chic; exactly what they wanted without catering to either sex. With the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, they set about accessorizing the space with touches of pink. Having left window treatments and artwork until after her arrival, it was easy to add that “touch of girl.”