Whitney Port Proves that Nurseries Can Be Chic and Elevated

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

While Whitney Port and her husband, Tim Rosenman, adjust to life with a new baby, the designers over at Joss & Main are helping the parents transition into their Studio City home. With the assistance of Style Director Donna Garlough, Port has just put the finishing touches on the primary bedroom and, more importantly, Sonny's adorable gender-neutral nursery.

Primary Bedroom

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"Since we didn't find out the sex of our baby, we wanted the room to be very gender-neutral without being too boring," Port told the retailer. "I wanted the nursery to match the primary bedroom in vibe—Moroccan accents, light wood finishes, neutral colors—but also have a sort of whimsical, fairytale aspect to it." They started off with a neutral palette of white and sand, then brought in touches of black, green, and warm terracotta through the rug and pillows. "Plenty of natural materials like wood, leather, rope, and woven seagrass add character and texture," adds Garlough.

Port had five must-haves in mind when designing the nursery: a crib, a dresser that acts as a changing table, a soft rug, a glider, and a day bed. "We use the glider to feed him and calm him, and the daybed is perfect for when we want to lay down in there and just stare at him or take a little snooze while he sleeps," she explains.

Step inside Whitney Port's brand-new primary bedroom and gender-neutral nursery below.

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In the primary bedroom, Garlough designed a bright-and-airy space that features modern touches and bohemian undertones. With white walls, neutral décor, and pops of earthy hues in Port's bedroom, the color and texture palettes provided plenty of opportunities to create a soothing space for her newborn.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Plush blue pillows with white pinstripes on the primary bedroom's accent chair create a charming corner next to the bed. Styled with vintage-inspired photo frames and vibrant greenery, the artwork brings in similar tones for a cohesive finish.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

While the woven chair has plenty of personality on its own, Garlough took the design even further by adding a luxe white fur rug for a burst of texture. Even bolder details come through the side table: Natural fibers woven with beige and soft blue fabrics bring the perfect amount of contrast to a red velvet throw pillow.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

This comfortable nook creates an excellent place for the new parents to relax in their own bedroom. The use of separate rugs divides the sitting area from the main section of the bedroom, while large windows framed with white curtains keep the entire space feeling clean and bright.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Natural details tie the space together: Along with light hardwood floors, Garlough incorporated plenty of similar finishes throughout the décor. Mixed wood tones bring out a sense of balance and visual interest to draw the eye around the room, while a Moroccan-themed handbag grounds the design with dark, earthy colors.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

In the nursery, a woven pendant lamp creates a focal point at the center of the room. The designer played with patterns by layering rugs and mixing various shapes within a neutral color scheme.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Elegant floral wallpaper sets the stage for a serene, soothing atmosphere. Similar tones come out in the accent chair, which is styled with darker décor from the striped throw pillow to the patterned mix-matched blankets.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

The nursery gets a dose of color through a lush indoor tree, which brings dark green leaves to the lightly hued theme. At the center of the space is Port's changing table: One of her must-haves for the design. Its sleek white color feels clean and cohesive with the room's white trim and ceilings.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Another important must-have was Port's inviting daybed, which allows the parents a space to relax inside their new baby's room. Playful décor—like tasseled throw pillows, a rhinoceros stuffed animal, and an elephant-themed print—is tied together with a similar color palette.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

A plush assortment of pillows brings an extra level of comfort to the daybed. This important furniture piece not only creates space for Port and her husband to wind down, but also adds a cozy area to play with their newborn.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

One of the most important elements that rounds out the nursery is Garlough's use of texture. By blending materials like linen, velvet, and natural fibers, the simple color scheme feels lively and intentional.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

The simple off-white crib brings a warm, traditional aspect to the eclectic and modern pieces of décor. As the central point of the room, the patterned Moroccan rug makes space for the new parents to sit comfortably while playing with their baby.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Another important use of texture in the nursery comes through the leather ottoman. In a room filled with soft materials focused on comfort, its natural sheen stands out as a piece of statement décor.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

The crib's light wood finish blends with Port's elegant wallpaper by incorporating monochromatic colors in the same family.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

Inside the crib, Garlough opted for bedding with a thin-striped arrow pattern. Its palette complements the rest of the room, while the print allows it to stand out without blending away.

Nicole Gerulat for Joss & Main

The final design created the perfect place for Port and her husband to welcome Sonny into their family. The gender-neutral theme, with cozy textures and soft, inviting colors, was also an excellent option to design a nursery that complements the rest of their home.

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