Read on for all the details on how the transformation came together:
The before: Formerly used as an office for Amy’s husband, “cleaning it out was a job.” Working with her design team remotely required sharing “really horrible photos of the space just filled with junk,” Amy recalled.
The inspiration: “My husband and I watched Father of the Bride Part II, and I loved the old-world Los Angeles vibe of the baby nursery.”
Budget: “We started with a vague budget,” Amy explained. “However, I had to do a lot of construction work in the room.”
Wallpaper: Tempaper Canopy
Dresser (similar): Modernist Extra-Wide Dresser and Topper Set
Rocking giraffe: Happy Trails Plush Rocking Giraffe
Biggest splurge: “The wallpaper was the biggest splurge, but it just makes the room,” Amy says, remarking that her daughter “likes to be lifted up to touch the birds.”
Sneakiest save: Leaving the existing carpet in place and covering it with an area rug instead of replacing it with a wood floor, as they had considered, saved so much, Amy explains. Plus, the soft play space was ultimately super functional for her daughter’s early years.
The best part: “The best part is having an oasis,” Amy says. “It’s for her, but it was also for me—a place of calm and quiet in those early days.”
What I’d never do again: Leave major aspects of the process until the third trimester. “The wallpaper was installed the day before I went to the hospital to deliver,” which was “horribly stressful,” Amy recalls.