Date: July 29, 2022 | Story: Tiffany Adams | Photography: Rett Peek | Styling: Steph Smith |
In Fayetteville, a sophisticated nursery sets the scene for a new arrival
Designer Stacy Sheid Epps has a long history with this Northwest Arkansas family. So when the parents-to-be called on her to create a nursery for their first baby, she was excited to welcome the little one and eager to get started on his room.
Stacy notes the mother has a streamlined aesthetic inspired by years spent living in both Dallas and NewYork. The designer wanted to embrace this to create a neutral space that is baby friendly. “She likes a more minimalistic look and is drawn to beige, cream, and black,” Stacy adds. Additionally, pops of blue began to work their way into the design, acting as another neutral. “Overall, we didn’t want the nursery to be too babyish but rather a room that could grow with him.”
To achieve this, the designer started by covering the space in a Sister Parish wallpaper. “We used this on everything that was standing still, from the walls and ceiling to the closet and bath,” she says, noting the simple pattern doesn’t overwhelm the room. Underfoot, a tailored, geometric-print rug provides a soft surface where the baby can crawl while also bringing in the light blue hue that is echoed on the textured dresser-turned-changing table. In addition to the crib, Stacy specified a daybed where mom or dad might sleep close by during nighttime feedings. Blackout-style drapes and a woven shade block light during naptime and complete the design.
A pair of fish prints are a nod to the couple’s love of fly fishing that add personalization to the room.
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