When we learned that Emily Current and Meritt Elliott—the dynamic duo behind Emily + Meritt—were designing the rooms of Jessica Alba’s two daughters with items from their new Pbteen collection, we knew that the spaces’ soft textures and playful accents would form an atmospheric backdrop for the cover of our winter issue. Plus, given the rare opportunity to photograph Alba—a quintessential domino woman and multitalented bombshell—with Honor, 7, Haven, 4, and her friends Current and Elliott in her Los Angeles home, it became crystal clear that we would fall in love with our winter cover.
Wanting to create personal surroundings where Alba’s daughters could play, learn, and dream, Current and Elliott successfully translated their vision into “big-girl rooms.” Both mother and daughters feel cozy in the elegant spaces with color palettes and furnishings that are both refined and youthful—perfect for creative young women of any age. “What I love about using this collection in the girls’ rooms is that the pieces are fun and whimsical but still sophisticated,” says Alba. “It connects with the girls’ style and it appeals to my sensibility, too.”
CHAISE by Emily + Meritt $1,199 pbteen. com DRAPES pom-pom blackout in natural linen by Emily + Meritt $89–$119 pbteen.com PILLOW leopard lumbar by Emily + Meritt $39 pbteen.com A refined way to display
children's artwork! Scallop Statement pinboard by Emily + Meritt $229 pbteen.com Alba shares a laugh with Current (left) and Elliott at her Los Angeles
This skirt is from Kate Spade’s exclusive Madison Ave. collection! SKIRT Painterly Plaid Julien $648 katespade. com TOP L/S funnel in nude spandex jersey