The spark of inspiration came when Tiffani Thiessen's husband Brady Smith mentioned his childhood collection of Star Wars memorabilia. Designer and DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux knew what to do — and it all centered around Brady's Darth Vader telephone.
Longtime friends Tiffani and Christiane were working together on decorating a nursery for Tiffani and Brady's son Holt, who was born in July. Star Wars was the initial spark for a design scheme that referenced the galaxy and the cosmos. The two women exchanged ideas on a shared photo stream, eventually deciding to go dark with the walls and light with the furniture.
"We really wanted to create something that felt fresh," Christiane explained. "The white window treatments and baby furniture give it that freshness, a counterbalance to the dark, dramatic wall color."
Christiane also wanted to respect what she called the "traditional and modern" aesthetic of Tiffani's 1920s Los Angeles home. That was accomplished by bringing in metallic accents, found on lamps and a side table, and pops of color courtesy of books and toys.
Brady's Darth Vader phone has pride of place on the bookshelf, where it will hopefully stay even when Holt eventually trades his crib for a bed.
"It will transition from baby, to big boy, to teen," Christiane said. "[Holt] can stay there, and not have to do very much."