The Flip or Flop family has gotten bigger! Hosts Christina and Tarek el Moussa, already parents to a daughter named Taylor, welcomed a baby boy named Brayden earlier this year. Everything was in place for his arrival, including his lovely new nursery.
For any expecting parent, outfitting a nursery is a big deal. When you're in the home renovation business, it's even more serious. Fortunately, Tarek and Christina tackled this project as they usually do — together.
Tarek and Christina moved their daughter Taylor into a bedroom in their Southern California home with a bigger bathroom, and went about transforming her old space into something new. Inspiration came to Tarek almost immediately.
"He said the one thing he really wanted was a baseball theme," Christina recalled of Tarek's initial input. "I thought the cutest thing I could do is vintage baseball." That meant buying vintage baseballs, a bat, and mitt on Etsy. Denim curtains, which recall old players' uniforms, are on the way.
The end result is in keeping with the entire home's "rustic-y glam" feel. "I even put a chandelier in the baby's room," Christina said, happily. "It has a spherical shape, which ties in with the theme. I have a jillion chandeliers in my house, so I wanted this room to have a cool light."
Another eye-catching feature in the room is the multi-colored statement wall. The project incorporated four different hues of reclaimed wood all sourced from a nearby business Warren Christopher Fine Floor Coverings, which is conveniently owned by one of Christina's friends.
"I showed her some pictures I found online," Christina explained. "And she brought over a ton of samples. She knew I wanted to do a vintage baseball theme and that I wanted to incorporate a little bit of blue. She found every single wood, and they used a metallic blue color on some of the pieces. I fell in love with that." Tarek and Christina added letters found at RH Baby & Child to spell out their son's name, a decor touch they also used in big sister Taylor's room.
The room is one baby Brayden will be able to enjoy for many years — not that he'll be the only one.
"The mom spends a lot of time in the nursery," she said. "I'll be on the rocking chair, feeding, doing stories. It should be a room I think is cool and cute too — not something that I want to get out of."