PS: Vanessa, tell us about some of the individual pieces you incorporated into the room.
VA: Each time I would pick a piece for the room, I'd say to myself, "This is the focal item." Well, obviously everything can't be "the item," so here I have a room with [everything that I thought could be] a focal on its own, because they're all so perfect.
The Nurseryworks Tree Bookcase isn't only beautiful to look at — it's very functional. It holds more than 100 books. The Newport Cottages Beverly Changer brings a little glam into the room with its Hollywood Regency feel. The couch is from Pottery Barn Teen. It's low to the ground so that as Alena learns to walk and climb, it'll be safe and easy. Since Alena is too little to really play right now, I put a BabyHome So Ro Bassinet in the room so that Kevin and Danielle could immediately start spending time in there.
The bird wallpaper took me forever to find, but when I finally did, I knew it was the one! It's by a company in Australia called Muffin & Mani. I expect many of their designs to turn up in my rooms from now on! The giant PLAY letters by Twelve Timbers make it very clear that a lot of fun is going to happen in this room! By mounting them on the wallpaper panels, it gave the room even more dimension. The area rug is by Jaipur, and in addition to being a perfect anchor for the space, it's very light and easy to roll up and take outside to shake out because we all know, messes happen.
Source: Vanessa Antonelli for Nessa Lee Baby