Sneak Peek: Jaime King's Elegant Los Angeles Nursery
When we visited actress Jaime King’s Los Angeles home to shoot her closet makeover last October, she was excited about the sunroom she’d just renovated off of her master bedroom—complete with a marble fireplace and drop-dead-gorgeous green Milo Baughman armchairs. As beautiful as the space was… it didn’t last long. After finding out that she was pregnant with her second child, a brother to little James Knight, King and her husband, Kyle Newman, decided to turn the space into a nursery that would double as an office and family hangout spot.
The pair teamed up with parenting retailer Cricket’s Circle and RH Baby & Child to transform the space. “I didn’t want a space overrun by kids—I wanted to maintain my identity and sense of calmness, which for us is a clean, zen environment to live in and raise our children,” King tells Cricket’s Circle. “We wanted to stay true to the integrity of our space—a midcentury, all-glass room with an indoor-outdoor feeling that makes you feel so connected to nature.”
The family opted for neutrals, pastels, leather, wood, and mirrored finishes—a beautiful balance of masculine and feminine elements. “Just because we’re having a boy doesn’t mean everything has to be blue,” King says. “The first thing in the room was a daybed in a really pretty, pink velvet.” Eschewing traditional gender stereotypes, she says, “We’re moving into a time where we need to stop delegating color to sex. Pink doesn’t have to mean you like girlie things, but if you do love girlie things, so freaking what?! It’s the color of love, and we wanted warmth in the space.” Bonus, she adds, “It brought out the pink from the marble and went well with the leather chairs and ottoman.”
Since the space is a simple square shape with windows on three sides, King had to get creative with both privacy and storage. She hung both sheers and matte curtains to enclose the room and block out the sun, and brought in furniture that would store all the necessities. “There’s no storage in that space, so we had to get really creative,” she says. “The ottoman doubles as storage, and we took the trundle mattress out from the underneath the daybed to store extra clothes and sheets.” The result is both cozy and functional—and a place where every member of the family will love to hang.
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Visit Cricket’s Circle to see more photos of King’s new nursery and to hear about her decorating process.
How do you feel nurseries decorated in traditional blues and pinks? Would you prefer something less stereotypical?