Nursery Transition: From Kid to Kid


Follow the evolution from Lil to Fisher at Drewry Lane and now to Lula at Lakestone Love. Soon enough Lula’s nursery will transform into a big girl room, which I’m not sure if this mama is ready for, but I’m excited to get creative with this project nonetheless. 

An investment in quality products can withstand the test of time and grow with kids, and even moves! Each of my children have had the same design elements (hardware, canopy, and crib), but with unique styles that reflect their little personalities. While the fabrics and bedding have changed with each, the tradition has continued for each nursery. 


As I often say, a good room always has something old and something new. With my kids’ bedrooms, the crib carries a collection of stories and history being made new with updated linens and canopy fabric. Each child has a unique style that is further reflected through lighting design, book shelves, and accessories. Unlike most people who decorate their kid’s rooms before they arrive, I designed each of my three children’s rooms as they transitioned from nurseries to “big kid rooms” to reflect their little personalities. I’m a big fan of anything that can be reused and repurposed and this custom crib canopy has served as the focal point for each of my children. Designed for my first born, Lil, then remade into a black and white stripe for a baby boy, and finally back to the original Brunschwig and Fils canopy for Lula’s nursery. 

In Lula’s room at Lakestone Love, a 19th century English Armoire was a beautiful vintage addition to display our favorite memories and heirloom pieces. By removing the glass front door and hinges, I was able to host a mixture of sentimental items such as the silver rattle and Tiffany box with paintings from a Parisian market along with all of Lula’s go-to toys. To maximize functionality, I love layering in lidded bins to add some extra storage, but also to keep me sane by hiding some of the clutter. This allows for easy accessibility when it comes to play and reading time while also looking put together. Finding ways to balance function without sacrificing aesthetics and order is key.