Designing a Nursery to Grow Into, Not Out Of

As the home columnist for Wacoan magazine, I’m psyched to share my insights and ideas about interior design and home decor each month. Here’s an excerpt from my current column, “Oh, Baby: Designing a Nursery to Grow Into, Not Out Of”. Read the full article (for free, woot!) at, and check out the full article archive here.

Interior stylist Lesley Myrick's tips on designing a nursery to grow into, not out of

Babies. If there’s anything that can make us abandon our typical tastes in favor of overly cutesy blue and pink things, they are it. I totally see the temptation when decorating a baby’s room to embrace the baby look. After all, they’re not little forever, and there’s only a short window of time when wallpaper adorned with mint green bunnies will do. Once the shiny newness of bunny-covered wallpaper fades — likely because it’s been coated with a thin layer of baby puke and new parent tears — you’re left with a room that doesn’t have any staying power. Why invest time, money and energy in designing a room with a style expiration date?