Nicky Hilton Rothschild & husband James are living in one of the prettiest homes in New York City, but the main attraction is, of course, the baby’s nursery! In an interview with Architectural Digest, Nicky told the story behind their chic, yet child-friendly penthouse, and we are head over heels for the baby room of little baby girl Lily-Grace Victoria.
“I had so much fun doing this room; you just get to relive your childhood again with all the things you loved: kitties and bunnies and princesses,” says Nicky, cozily roosted on the nursery’s hand-darned felt ball rug (found on Etsy). The room’s sky-blue Peter Fasano wallpaper adds to the cheerful mix of Pottery Barn Kids essentials and a menagerie of animals. “James did the vast majority,” she says of the apartment’s decorating, “but I added my little feminine touches, my little accessories.”
In the interview for the magazine, the 34-year old heiress recounted how back in her childhood she grew in a fancy house where so many rooms were out of reach, and she wasn’t allowed to touch furniture objects or antiques and fancy fabrics. So her biggest goal was to design a home where her children feel free to roam about, and play without limits.
“And as a child I always told myself that I will never have that when I’m grown up; I would have a house where no room is off-limits.”
The gorgeous nursery features a light-blue wallpaper by Peter Fasano, bedding by D. Porthault and a great variety of accessories and magical items from Pottery Barn Kids. The room is so beautiful, it was even featured in “D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens”. And even though the entire house the family shares with their two cats – Mac and Cheese -, Nicky really wanted to make sure their kids will have the space and freedom to live their childhood with all the….mess it comes with.
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