Of the Stars and Moon
Photography: Plate 3
Contractor: John Trasser
As the owners of Cherry Hill prepared to welcome their first child, their world was full of mystery, especially given that they chose to keep the gender a surprise. In a move to convert the guest room into a nursery, the design favors warm, neutral hues of grays and yellows to suit either boy or girl. From these colors sprang a clear celestial theme of moon and stars.
The inspiration comes through boldly in the wallpaper which lines the crib’s wall. The remaining walls were painted in a matching soft gray with non-VOC paint to ensure safety for the mother during the renovations. Playing further on the wallpaper’s skyscape hangs a mobile of golden starts and moon, a crescent-shaped shelf, and tender lunar art pieces. Nestled between two sun-producing windows sits a gray and white glider within arm’s reach of outward-facing bookshelves.
Overall, the nursery hones a simplicity and timeless akin to its celestial theme. The design captures the affection and wholesomeness that comes with starting a family, offering a peaceful place for the family to begin and grow.