I knew I wanted to do something warm, rich, and bold for the nursery. Something that felt magical.

As time passed and I continued to put off selecting a color… I found myself reliving memories from our Italian honeymoon in 2019 and an idea was born. See? Patience with designing your home is key, there’s no rush… it’ll all eventually fall into place in a way that is beautifully thoughtful.

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know how much Casa Privata means to me and Matt. It won over our hearts within minutes of being there. It was actually where we first started to talk about when we might want to try to have a baby! How fitting.

By far the most charming, special place I’ve ever stayed. Down to every detail—it was simply a slice of design heaven that has stuck with me and always will.

I decided I wanted to channel the magic of Ca’Pa for the nursery… and since I have zero chill to hold off and share a “reveal” down the road (what’s the fun in keeping secrets?), I want to show you the start…

I put this moodboard together after deciding to run with the Ca’Pa theme… and when at the paint store, was in-between a few. My gut told me to go bold, and I am so happy that I did. The color I went with is called “Sonora Apricot” by Kelly Moore (because it’s super close to our house) and it is just so cheerful, creamy, and calming!

After I painted, I was looking for additional Casa Privata shots and I noticed that I had captured so many more photos with this hue while in Italy. This one I was dying over… I snapped this on our last day in Lake Como from our Airbnb bedroom. It is almost the exact color! It feels meant to be…

So this is the start… I call it terracotta 🪴

And I couldn’t love it more—or tell you how many times I’ve walked past in awe! In the evening OMG, it’s just the coziest jewel box…

Casa Privata has a hill covered in olive trees so I want to plant one outside her window for good measure. I also love our neighbors’ citrus tree view as well! And don’t even get me started on the lighting… it’s a smaller window but she gets the most stunning light in here all day long.

We have a few beautiful starting point pieces. A dresser from Lulu and Georgia that will act as our changing table. A lamp perfectly fit for this space with a shade from Le Krazy Horse, and a mirror by Bunny Williams Home. The little gold frame is a family heirloom, rattan frame is by AERIN (just ordered a bunch of prints to frame around here!), the vase is vintage Barovier (I love to collect his pieces!), and the cute elephant is from St. Frank.

We still have a ways to go; additional furniture, textiles, window molding and treatment, and little touches, but I had to share an early update… xx

 

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