Pretty In Pink

Ottawa Magazine - - SMART DESIGN -

A de­sign duo wel­come their baby girl with a pretty room that mixes mod­ern and tra­di­tional el­e­ments

How did you come up with the colour scheme?

Melissa: We knew we were hav­ing a girl, so we de­cided to make the room a lit­tle bit girly and a lit­tle bit tra­di­tional. We knew right away that we’d use soft pinks and creams and whites.

What are the key el­e­ments?

Sacha: We started with the wall­pa­per. We wanted to do some­thing a lit­tle bit orig­i­nal with that, so we framed it out on the wall. We also put in crown mould­ing. Those el­e­ments soften the room and give it that mod­ern but tra­di­tional feel we were go­ing for. M: The medal­lion around the light fix­ture adds to that over­all feel­ing.

What are your favourite items?

M: The wall­pa­per, def­i­nitely. And the lla­mas. They’re just so cute and add so much per­son­al­ity to the room! Our daugh­ter is a year old, so she’s start­ing to pet them and play with them. S: For me it’s the chan­de­lier, be­cause it re­ally sets the tone for the en­tire room.

What tips do you have for oth­ers de­sign­ing a baby room?

M: Have fun with it. You want to make it unique and per­sonal, but there’s so much out there that choos­ing a colour scheme and decor items can seem over­whelm­ing. I tell peo­ple to limit their Pin­ter­est time! Re­ally, though, the key is to pick a few key el­e­ments and go from there. For us, it was the wall­pa­per, the crib, and the dresser. Those set the tone. S: You don’t have to look at just baby things — you don’t have to look at just kids’ cur­tains and kids’ wall­pa­pers. You can de­sign a baby's room where the only “kid” el­e­ment is the crib. That makes every­thing a lot more flex­i­ble as they grow up.

Top A gar­land made lo­cally by GenWoo adds a touch of whimsy to the room and ties into the cou­ple’s buy-lo­cal mantra Mid­dle You don’t have to limit your­self to “kid stuff” when dec­o­rat­ing a baby's room. Here, the crib is the only piece of fur­ni­ture in...

De­sign­ers Sacha and Melissa Le­clair Le­clair Decor

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