Tour an Adorable Animal-Themed Nursery in Southern California

A nursery is a special place in the home to cherish the first experiences with your newborn. It calls for a certain sense of softness and comfort that creates a nurturing environment, which is not always easy in an otherwise-modern home. For a brand-new, contemporary home in Mar Vista with incredible views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Hollywood Hills, Joyce Downing Pickens of JDP Interiors was put to the task of creating a space that brought child-friendly comforts to life while also complementing the existing aesthetic. "When designing the nursery, we wanted to keep it in line with the modernity of the house," says Pickens, while still keeping the feeling "comfortable, cozy, and layered." This delicate balance was achieved through streamlined, sophisticated furniture, the right touch of playful details, and a serene earth tone palette. Head below to tour the animal-themed nursery, and read what Joyce Downing Pickens has to say about designing the space.