Throughout my career, I've worked with different celebrities on their nurseries, playrooms and kid spaces. I don't approach those projects any differently than I do for a client who isn't famous. After all, celebrities are just like us, right?

Well, this time around that thought didn't hold true. My beautiful client Lacey Chabert, who is best known for her role on Party of Five and as Gretchen Weiners in the iconic Mean Girls, is nothing like anyone else I have experienced in my career or maybe in life in general. She's the sweetest, kindest, nicest and just an all around exceptional person.

During the installation of her daughter's nursery, some things didn't go exactly as planned. While on location, I needed to call in for reinforcements: my husband. So with him came my 4-year old son and 11-month daughter. The gangs all the middle of Lacey's home. While we worked, Lacey carried my daughter around and prepared snacks and drinks for my son in front of her tv. Clearly an amazing mom in the making.

Lacey's parents have 4 grandsons, so there was even extra excitement surrounding the birth of the family's first baby girl. Lacey knew she wanted this room to embrace that and for there to be no question when you look at it - it belongs to a girl. 

We started with the wallpaper by Tempaper. Though it's a very filled pattern, it's still soft and the colors are inviting and set the tone for the rest of the space. From there the entire design quickly progressed.

The gray moldings and silver nailhead trim around the top and bottom of the entire room made it less shabby chic and a little more updated and modern.

The molding around the frames on the focal wall gave the wall extra dimension and was easily achieved by going to my favorite glam makers - the gals at MyOverlays. 

The macaroon, perfume bottle and cotton candy artwork by Lezlee Elliot are so sweet and the stark white frames added the perfect pop of brightness to the monochromatic wall / molding combo.

The crib and dresser are by Franklin & Ben. The upholstered Everly crib is paired with the Amelia dresser in the same distressed white finish.

The sophisticated faux fur acrylic stool by Best Home Fashion doubles as an ottoman and is one of those pieces that most people have looked at and said, "I need that" usually with no care about where they'd actually put it. It's that cute.

The beautiful bedding, drapes, pillows and purple ruffled blanket were made by Bella Notte linens. If you're in love with it, but aren't in the market for baby items - they have a full range for adults as well.

Lacey's little girl definitely won't be at a loss for gorgeous blankets. The gray cable knit is by Butterscotch Blankees and the cream cashmere with the pink moon is by One Moon.

The versatile mirror above the changing pad is from Target because even us designers love practical

The mattress and changing pad are both by Nook Sleep and those adorable plush guys, pouf, unicorn and pink wall mirrors are from Land of Nod.

The silver chandelier gives the room some extra girlie glam and the furry gray rug by Rugs USA adds an additional texture and warmth to the space.

Lacey wanted to see the crib without the bumpers because that is how it will look once the baby is sleeping in the crib. For now while guests are visiting and she's showing off her nursery, the velvet bumpers will be a show piece.


The comfy glider is by Delta Children and that knit pink blanket is courtesy of Lacey's own grandmother.

Lacey's daughter's name is Julia and she didn't want it to be a focal of the room. The beautiful yarn wrapped J handmade by Aaliyah's Letters is a perfect match in style and scale. It sits inside the pink floral mirror. It wasn't in the first set of photos because the baby's name was a secret before she was born.

How adorbs is the wooden doll stroller by Haba? This time next year, it'll be a big hit with Julia, for sure!

When Christine Farah is taking the photos I always emerge from behind the scenes knowing somehow, someway, her magic eyes will see me through her lens looking far lovelier than I do and click so I have something to post showing I actually exist. Thank you Christine for being the best photographer ever!

AuthorVanessa Antonelli