Written by Domenica
For some people pregnancy is a beautiful period in their life when their skin is glowing, their mane is thick and they walk with confidence and a newfound maternal purpose. I am so happy for those lucky people, but unfortunately I was not one of them. The only glow I had was when I realised my twin belly had gotten so big that I didn’t have to look at my awful cankles anymore. What I did LOVE about being pregnant though, was designing a beautiful nursery for my twin baby girls. It gave me a chance to bond with them as I imagined the delight they would have as they grew and explored their lovely new items.
My key tip to designing a nursery is to choose a theme, or one key piece of furniture that you love, and then work the rest of the nursery around that. Personally I like keeping the base nursery colour neutral, and then adding colour through decor. A piece of artwork, a lovely rug or a beautiful chair are all a great starting point for the design of a nursery. On recent internet wanders, I spied a piece of furniture that I fell in love with straight away. I must admit, my hormones were (ahem) a tad out of control when I was carrying my twins, and so had I seen the beautiful Cloud Chair from the Stockholm Design Group when I was pregnant, I might just have insisted my husband to take me to Stockholm to get it!
The designer, Lisa Widén, dreamed up the idea of the chair as she was on a plane looking out at the clouds. She built the chair to be “a reclining chair that adapts to the user’s body, not the other way round.” As such, the Cloud Chair is comfortable, with the seat switching position and reclining by sliding the hidden curved rail. So, you can sit upright in the chair or recline it and rest on a beautiful cloud!
What I love most about this chair is that it is timeless, it could be used in a nursery, yet it could equally be at home in a master bedroom. I’ve yet to find an Australian stockist (which is probably good for my bank balance), but I’ve certainly spied other things for my home that I can purchase from the Stockholm Design Group. See my HomeStyleFile report on this cool design house here.