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A chat with Mariel Goodson who designed this nursery
Tell us more about this nursery project. What was the inspiration?
We sat down with Mariel Goodson, co-founder and principle of Brass Hill Design, who designed this nursery to learn about the inspiration, process, and her tips for creating sophisticated nurseries.
Were there any design challenges?
Honestly, no. This is one of those projects where there’s really good flow and a lot of trust. Those are the best projects. When a proposal is edited to death, it loses its essence. We spend an intense amount of time scrutinizing every single select and each select represents dozens of others that didn’t make the cut. So what is being presented is ultimately the scheme we feel the most passionate about, the most sure of. I often compare the process to knitting a sweater—it’s about the sum of every stitch—not the individual stitch itself. Once you start pulling out a thread, the whole thing unravels. I think it’s so natural to look at each piece in isolation and to ask yourself, “Is this my most favorite item ever?” But that misses the point. It’s about how all of those selections—all of those threads—weave and work together.
What is your favorite element in the nursery?
The wallpaper. Far and away. It’s the most critical element to the room. It’s an absolute showstopper and my only regret is that I can’t use it again! “Flight” is so transformative and dramatic—the graceful cranes, the deep emerald clouds, the pops of pink on the crests of the birds. I just love everything about it. As it turns out, I have a mild fascination with birds—they’re such incredible, mystical creatures—and I find myself drawn to their imagery both in art and accessories. I think wallcoverings in general create such a beautiful backdrop for a room, they envelop and elevate the space in a way that cannot be replicated. See more Flight installations here.
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