Rebecca Raskind knows a thing or two about the importance of personalization. After she and her husband Jared moved into their Los Angeles fixer-upper, the creative couple immediately got to work transforming it to match their quirky glam style. Fast forward a few years, and the home has become a medley of Hollywood Regency and California-boho style, complete with a garage-turned pool house office (designed by yours truly).
The happy home was nearly complete, but it was still missing one thing – a tiny addition to the family. Then, nearly nine months ago, the pair got the exciting news that they were pregnant.
“We found out fairly early that we would be having a girl. She’s due right around my birthday so it’s kind of fun to think about what she will be like. We named her Zoe,” Rebecca says with a smile.
Well, we think baby Zoe is getting the perfect start in life with this sweet and colorful nursery to come home to.
“It was really important for us to have a fresh, new room for the baby,” Rebecca says. “Thankfully, we turned the garage into our home office a while ago because we kind of knew that the original office would someday be a nursery.”
Not a pair to shy away from a bold statement, the couple had a fairly strong vision from the start. Drawing influence from the rest of their boldly patterned home, they began with an Art Deco-style rug, a whimsical floral wallpaper, and a large stuffed giraffe named Chloe. But like anyone inspired by multiple styles, they needed help unifying the room and making it baby-friendly.
“We liked the idea of keeping traditional elements like the chaise lounge and wallpaper, but incorporating animals, pops of pink, and a lot of pattern. We wanted the space to feel bright and fun,” Rebecca explains.
Laurel & Wolf designer Christina Di Vito helped the couple infuse their various design styles while balancing the blend of colors and patterns in the room.
“I have a tendency to go overboard with pink, so we started with base colors of grey, gold, and white and kept pink for the accessories,” Rebecca says.
Christina chose pale pink curtains with brass feather tie backs to bring the blush and gold elements together. But the biggest challenge was working with the small floorplan and finding a solution for the lack of closet space. Christina solved it by adding wall shelving with a brass rod attached for hanging clothes. “We love that the clothes became part of the décor,” Rebecca exclaims.
Though we’re sure Zoe will be enamored with her new pet giraffe, we have to hand it to the bold, botanical-printed accent wall. We can just imagine little Zoe looking up at all that beautifully hued flora and fauna.
Fun, fashionable, and cohesive to the rest of the home’s design, the nursery is the perfect intro to the playfully glamorous world of the Raskind’s.