Inside Our Nursery Design For RHOBH’s Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Homeowner: Teddi Mellencamp of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Room: Blank canvas nursery and playroom

Her Style: Modern and fun!

teddi mellencamp nurseryThe Backstory

Teddi and her husband Edwin already have two kids, son Cruz, 5, and daughter Slate, 7. And now with baby number three on the way, it was time to create more space in their family home.

Teddi was ready to start fresh with a blank canvas room that would become a nursery design for her new little girl. But she didn’t want to stop there. She wanted to take this opportunity to also build out a playroom that would be a space for all three kids as well as a fun gathering place where the whole family could relax and hang out. It all made perfect sense. There was just one thing: She knew she needed design help to pull it all together.

teddi mellencamp nurseryThe Design Dilemma

“We have been in our current home for a little over two years. I never had a knack for design, and when I had [my husband] Edwin design our other kids’ rooms, he chose everything in white,” says Teddi, pointing out how it wasn’t exactly the most practical or kid-friendly choice. “So this time, I thought it would be best to have a pro come in and do it,” she says.

It made for the perfect solution given that Teddi herself didn’t really have a clear vision for her playroom or nursery design. “I just wanted something fun and modern,” she says.

The Modsy Moment

When Teddi turned to Modsy for design guidance, we were ready to help her realize her nursery and playroom dreams. And even though she wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted, she knew there were essentials that she needed, which provided a great starting point for the designs. “I knew 100 percent, I needed a rocker, because obviously you spend a lot of time breastfeeding or just cuddling with the baby,” as Teddi tells PEOPLE magazine.

In the end, we were able to build on her needs and create spaces that captured her modern, fun, and comfy style. “Modsy was amazing in how they just took my jumbled words like ‘clean, organized, and family-friendly’ and brought to life the kind of space our family wanted with exactly what we envisioned together in the process,” says Teddi.

How Modsy’s Designs Helped Teddi

“Modsy’s designs live up to the hype! They made everything so effortless and it was such a positive experience,” says Teddi of the design process. “There was always great energy throughout the whole process. Seeing the initial completed rooms felt so good—and it really gave us peace of mind,” she adds. “It instantly improved my life because it was one less thing to give me anxiety in the long run.”

The Real Results

Teddi has since finished decorating her nursery and playroom. Now she’s ready to welcome her new little girl into her new nursery design. In the final decor, Teddi also included one adorable and heartfelt accent piece. “Slate and Cruz both had artwork that said “You are loved” and I made sure to have a similar piece in the new nursery,” she says. “There’s also an adorable llama that I hope the baby will be as obsessed with as I am.”

The final spaces also incorporated function in a way that serves both children and adults alike. “In the playroom, having a Murphy bed is great because it can also act as a guest room in a pinch,” says Teddi. “I’m so grateful to our designers for getting us baby-ready. It feels truly real now and our home is finally fully prepared for our family.”

“Modsy has been truly a godsend in helping us prepare not only our nursery but our children’s playroom,” says Teddi. ”Everybody is happy and we are all obsessed. The kiddos don’t want to leave their new space. It really feels like theirs and I love that for them.”

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5 Stylish Nursery Designs for The Chic Little One in Your Life

Awaiting the arrival of a joyful new addition to your family? Needless to say you’ve got a lot to think about with a new baby on the way—but it’s never too early to start thinking about nursery designs! It’s important to think about comfort and functionality in a nursery. And since you’ll be spending nearly as much time in the new room as your baby will, you want the nursery furniture and interior design to reflect your personal taste.

If you are planning a nursery, you may have noticed the growing trend toward super chic and simple nursery decor. Out with the clutter and cramped spaces and in with a new nursery interior design that embraces both form and function for a stylishly chic space both you and your little one will love! Take a look at these 5 nursery designs that are as stylish and fun as you are.

blue nursery duesignClassic Blue Babe

There’s no doubt this nursery decor is in vogue! It centers around Classic Blue, the Pantone Color of the Year. This stately, warm blue is kind of the millennial pink of blues and doesn’t feel gendered at all. It’s a calming shade that works well for accent walls, floor-to-ceiling drapes, wall art, rugs and nursery decor items.

This room balances it out with neutrals to make the space even more serene. A few smart storage solutions help keep the clutter at bay and there is plenty of space to change into a kids room as your little one grows. (You can even add an additional bed if a sibling joins the party!)

boho nursery ideasEclectic and Artsy

If you want to pass your boho tastes on to your baby, this eclectic and artsy nursery interior design scheme might be just the thing. The room features patterns galore so the nursery will be alive with unique design elements! It also features fun art on the walls and stuffed animals to make it extra warm and inviting. Try to anchor the design on a color palette to make sure your nursery feels cohesive and not too busy.

Cozy and Colorful

If you’re into plush and cozy nursery designs, try out a cozy and colorful scheme like this. It features warm tones, natural materials, and extra cozy touches all around. The rainbow tapestry behind the crib is a family favorite and the soft colors pull together the make the room feel bright and sunny.

Pro-Tip: For the kiddo prone to ripping things off the wall, pull crib into the center of the room—that way little hands can’t grab onto any wall decor.

nursery ideasMagical Playspace

Nothing says nursery interior design like baby animals, unicorns, and stars! These elements make for a dreamy nursery escape that you and baby will love. It features a peachy shade of pink that casts a warm glow throughout the room. Pair that with lots of cozy textures and you have a delightfully decorated dreamland for your new babe.

The room also has a cool dresser with a changing table top. It’s a great investment piece—when baby grows out of it, just take off the top and use it as a regular dresser for years to come!

tropical nursery designTropical Tot

For a little taste of paradise in your nursery designs, try out the tropical flavor of this room! It is packed with gorgeous leafy prints, natural materials and a neutral color palette to complement the wallpaper. Add in a few fun animal touches, like the safari animal wall-mounted decor here. The future animal lover will be excited to find them and you can add to the collection as your little one gets older!

 

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A nursery is such a wonderful addition to your house because it means a little one is on the way! Maybe you’ve started gathering style inspiration for your nursery design already—looking at Pinterest boards, asking friends, or checking Instagram hashtags.

If so, you may have discovered that few home projects are as monumental as decorating a nursery! From finding the right nursery furniture to thinking about how the space will grow with your child over the years, a nursery project is certainly no easy task. But don’t fret, consider us your personal nursery interior designer—from the layout to the furniture, we can help you complete your project and design a beautiful baby nursery you and your new family member will enjoy.

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Two Awkward Nursery Design Layouts, Solved!

In our “Layout Guides” series you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Often the trickiest part of designing a space, finding the right layout for your room can be a challenge. This week we’re looking at two layout ideas for an awkward turned charming nursery design.

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One of the most common design dilemmas we see here at Modsy is from expecting parents. Baby is on their way and the only room that will work for a nursery has an awkward layout. A lot of the time it comes down to turning an unexpected space into a space-saving nursery. Or, as in these two rooms with awkward layouts, it’s about optimizing all the weird corner nooks and the sloped ceiling for a nursery design that’s still fun and functional.

The Space: 11’ x 15’ nursery

The Style: Bright, fun, and playful

The Challenge: Designing a nursery that maximizes the room’s awkward layout with multiple nooks and sloped ceilings.

nurseryLayout #1: The Playroom Nursery

Layout #1 poses the challenge of a sloped ceiling and a corner nook that almost stands out as a room of its own. For us, the design work was all about making the most of the nooks and leaving lots of open floor space for baby to crawl around and play. Here, balancing comfort and function ultimately meant choosing the right size furnishings and mixing up wide and vertical storage pieces to get the most out of the room.

The best part of this layout is that a round crib fit in one corner perfectly underneath the sloped ceiling, which provided the ideal height for hanging a cute mobile. An adorable double solution!

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nurseryWhy This Nursery Design Works

While there are many places to fit the crib, we chose to optimize one of the sloped ceiling corners for a round option. This left more room to include a large dresser with a changing table topper that fit perfectly around the corner. (You can nix the topper in a few years and continue to use the dresser as baby grows up!) This sets it apart nicely as a functional spot that feels slightly separate from everything else.

The dark-blue palette also makes for a neutral and versatile backdrop that goes with any number of furnishings but also lends a playful but relaxing atmosphere. Another bonus in having the round crib in a corner is that it allows a glider to be placed closely across from it.

nurseryThis Is Great If You…

  • Want a space that has a simple arrangement of furniture and can be turned into a kids’ room or playroom in a few years.
  • Like a room where you can comfortably spend hours of your day on the floor with your baby.
  • Have a big family with several children but not enough space for a playroom. This can function as both nursery and playroom.
  • Prefer a zoned layout where storage has its own functional spot and the rest of the room feels like a fun, welcoming space.

nurseryLayout #2: The Sit and Sleep Space

Layout #2 has a more straightforward approach with a separate nursery and cozy corner seating area. With this approach, we placed the crib and dresser together in the same space to create a cozy, quiet sleeping space. This also left room for the changing station beside the crib, which makes for easier diaper changes.

Just off in the corner, we tucked away a glider into the nook for a comfy place for nursing and rocking baby. To further play up a calming atmosphere, we opted for a soothing, safari-themed, gender-neutral green wall color as well as a whimsical palm wallpaper print.

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nurseryWhy This Nursery Design Works

The distinct separate areas for seating and sleeping emphasize a functional furniture setup. Which works seamlessly for daily life with a baby. The crib has its own space and gives the baby a space they can call their own starting as an infant.

Additionally, storage and daily activities don’t have to interfere with nap times given the separate seating and storage nook. Here, vertical storage for daily baby needs allows everything to be within convenient reach and toys to be easily stowed away in a chest. This also gives you a relaxing space to unwind and even have some shut-eye when your baby is napping.

nurseryThis Is Great If You…

  • Prefer to have clearly defined living and sleeping areas in the nursery.
  • Love a gender-neutral space that feels both calm and quiet.
  • Expecting your first child and want to make sure you prepare lots of room for everything. The crib, the storage, and a place for you to relax too.
  • Want a space that’s more about resting than playtime.

 

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