Last year my friend Minnie Driver asked me to please help her get ready for her son Henry’s arrival… I was happy to play “auntie.”
Minnie has a house in town and one at the beach and they both are very different in style and feeling. One more classic and casual and the other house more bohemian meets eclectic.
In my design style guide, Minnie’s beach house falls under a mix of Casual and Classic. Picture a small bungalow on the beach with magnificent views and you will know how special summer time naps can be at the beach. Such is the nursery I did for Minnie’s Malibu Home. White washed furniture from Newport Cottages and soft pastel prints from Oopsy Daisy. Ella the Elephant, which can be purchased HERE is one of my favorite series.
The bedding she chose was our now retired Versailles Celedon and Marseilles stripe Khaki and Minnie added vintage chinese seahorse kites which serve as a playful mobile for diapering amusement. The room was fresh and ready for little sandy feet!
I would describe Minnie’s house in town as where fashionable Bohemian meets Eclectic.
We choose a combination of color and bold textiles to create a caravan on the go. Bright turquoise walls accented with recycled tin letters, an emerald green crib with magenta accents. All one of a kind gathered while traveling the road to motherhood. Etsy is a wonderful website filled with musings like these.
You can view some of the rooms I chose to represent ‘classic meets casual’ and ‘bohemian meets eclectic’ in my new book The Well Dressed Home, which you can purchase HERE!
To purchase any of the items above, visit our Little House Boutique on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica or visit houseinc.com while our new site annettetatum.com is preparing to launch in the middle of November!