Of all the rooms in a home, nurseries and kids’ rooms are some of my absolute favorites to design! The creative use of color is almost always encouraged and the imaginative possibilities are endless. So, when my friend and always-fab fashionista, Carrie Colbert, announced she is expecting a little girl this summer, I jumped at the chance to help her create a whimsical nursery.

A long-time fan of Carrie’s blog, Wear + Where + Well, I have always admired her fun and creative use of color in her ensembles and, as a huge advocate of vibrant hues in my designs, I knew our styles would blend perfectly for this project. In fact, I missed my first chance to work directly with Carrie about five years ago when my team designed the interiors for her new home because I was on maternity leave with my twins at the time!

Now that the stars have aligned, I am super excited to collaborate with her on this project and share the process with you along the way. Read on to learn more about the start of this fab collaboration!

With a just a few months to go before the July arrival of Carrie’s baby girl, we are working fast and furiously to make sure the nursery is finished in time. As with any design process, the first major step was to get all of the ideas Carrie and I have discussed onto a moodboard to begin bringing the vision to life. The result, a whimsical design with modern influences and nature-inspired accents!

I love how the gold finishes on the drum side table and starburst chandelier play off of the pink tones in the wallpaper and neutral tones in the carpet. The designs of the crib and rocker also add refreshingly modern touches to otherwise classic pieces and the wooden base of the rocker brings a fab natural element to the room. Of course, a nursery isn’t complete without a few playful pieces and I just love the precious pom-pom bins and fun, tree-shaped bookcase!

Now that we have our vision on paper, the real design fun starts! We’ll keep you updated on the progress and final interior design of the nursery here on the Laura U blog and on Carrie’s blog so be sure to check back. In the meantime, visit us on Pinterest and Instagram for your daily fixes of interior design inspiration.