From designing goddess-y bridal, ready-to-wear gowns, and unique accessories, all the way to pulverising her magic in nursery and playroom spaces, Monique Lhuillier partners up with Pottery Barn Kids and the designs are just what you would expect : from princess-worthy bedding, to classic leather club chairs, the designs represent just her signature whimsical mixology and attention to details. Having created her kids’ nurseries and bedrooms herself, Monique felt inspired and made up a collection that is as personal as it is beautiful.
Get ready to step into a fairytale world, where imagination has no boundaries and dreams never come to an end.
“Designing for children allows for more playfulness and whimsy,” Lhuillier states. “It’s important to me that a child’s room reflects their personality, inspires creativity, and brings a sense of calm to the lives of the parents and children.” A curated color palette of serene, soft hues and fabrics with a delicate yet durable hand fit the bill. “For me, design is a personal choice, so there are no don’ts,” she adds. “Do what makes you feel inspired. However, when in doubt… less is more!”
A princess-y bedroom, featuring powder-pink and salmon bedding, white details and a touch of… butterflies!
Lhuillier favors a tranquil color scheme in her own home, which served as inspiration for the collection. “I often design my interiors with soft muted colors,” she tells My Domaine. “I then look to textured furniture pieces and colorful modern art to accent the space.” With elements of delicate detail and quiet, lush tonalities, her children’s furniture line is the picture of subtle sophistication.
“I approached the Pottery Barns Kids collection the same way I would my bridal, RTW, and accessories collection: by being detail-oriented, using interesting materials, and creating pieces that have a timeless feel to them,” says Lhuillier. “My knowledge of fabrics and color combinations makes it a seamless transition to interior design.”
For an equally dreamy baby princess, here is the nursery with the same whimsical theme…
“The collection is whimsical, ethereal, and modern, without compromising functionality,” the designer tells us. “I wanted to create a collection that marries the functionality needed for baby and kids’ spaces with contemporary and whimsical design elements that both parents and kids would love.”
Her Pottery Barn collaboration features a beautiful mix of materiality, from chambray to Mongolian lamb. “I pulled prints from signature seasons and played with different color palettes and materials to invoke a sense of calm,” she tells us. “I infused tranquil colors such as warm gray and cream with my children’s favorite colors: blush pink, seafoam green, and navy blue.” , she shares with My Domaine. The result is a serene and whimsical collection to alight any child’s imagination.
Next, there is a garden-themed bedroom and nursery, in a grey and pale green colour palette, including beige, soft greys and creamy touches. Equally magical, and cozy.
For the little ballerinas, here is the bedroom, they have always dreamed of – inspired by Monique’s taste of fabrics in her couture and bridal collections, you will find a lot of tulle, tutu-like details with luxe hand-stitched flowers and butterflies, in pale pink, cream and mint colours.
But the designer didn’t focus on girls only – her son Jack inspired her to create a room fit for boys, in navy blue and beach details. Simple, elegant, and manly.
“I love to mix different textures together in both my bridal and ready-to-wear designs, as well as in my home. Mixing materials and color add interest and dimension,” she says. Her favorite materials to combine in a kid’s space? Luxe linen, tulle, and leather. We’re loving the masculine-feminine juxtaposition.
“Stick to a color palette that works for you and adds in accessories,” says Lhuillier. If keen to have your child participate in the design process, she suggests fabric selection as a jumping off point. “I start with a pre-edit of fabric selections then ask them what their favorites are,” she confides. “From there, I incorporate their preferred selects of art, hobbies, colors and books into the room.”
And paper planes in another version of a baby boy’s nursery, even more amazing.
Feeling inspired now? We do! And I honestly am starting to save up for the next baby!!
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