Take an ounce of NYC sophistication, a smidgen of Canadian practicality, and an ounce of LA whimsy, and you'll find yourself in the world of Tamara Kaye-Honey. The Pasadena-based interior decorator and force behind House of Honey, not to mention a mom of two, recently completed work on a nursery for the 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse that showcases her signature "New Vintage Style."
Forgoing any hint of traditional pink or blue, or even the more popular white-on-white, Tamara transformed the space into an ode to the more eclectic side of childhood with the dark jewel box colors that highlight the Uptown Collection of baby furniture she designed in collaboration with Nurseryworks. "I pushed the envelope and created a sense of theatrics and drama with the space by using layers of pattern and pops of color to energize and inspire," she says. "The room is an artful mix of old and new with a definite point of view. I like to think it's both sophisticated yet whimsical." And push the envelope she does! Keep clicking to see how she takes dark colors and antique pieces to create a whimsical room for baby.
Photos courtesy of: Marco Ricca