MEET HERMIONE AND SARA

Meet Sara, Hermione's mommy, who called upon our VIRTUALLY CHIC service to decorate her nursery.  

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO ENLIST THE SERVICES OF A DECORATOR FOR YOUR NURSERY?

Very soon after I found out I was pregnant I began thinking about nursery design. It was important to me that the nursery be a room that would not only serve as a special place for my baby but would also fit into the rest of our home. I wanted the room to be unique, pulled together, thoroughly detailed and styled. In order to achieve my goal there was no doubt in my mind I had to call in a professional. 

WHY E-DESIGN VERSUS FULL SERVICE DESIGN?

I love projects and wanted to be hands-on involved in the design and execution of the nursery. While I needed help with the actual design elements I felt confident that I could schedule and oversee the execution of the room. E-design was the perfect choice for me!

HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT SISSY+MARLEY’S SERVICES?

My initial vision for the nursery centered around elephants. I Googled "baby elephant nursery" and a room SISSY+MARLEY had designed featuring gorgeous baby elephant wallpaper by Jill Malek came up. I knew immediately they were the designers for me!

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THE E-DESIGN PROCESS?

The e-design process was so easy and fun! I loved filling out the survey for SISSY+MARLEY and chatting over the phone about my vision for the room. With only a few email exchanges, phone conversations and the survey, I felt like my aesthetic was really understood. When I received the plan for the nursery I was overwhelmed with excitement. Everything was so perfect and gorgeous I almost cried (ok, maybe I did!). I also loved how easy it was to purchase each item thanks to the links provided. 

DID YOU HAVE AN INITIAL DESIGN DIRECTION BEFORE STARTING THE PROCESS? DID THE ROOM GO IN THAT DIRECTION? IF NOT, WHY?

I knew I wanted the nursery to involve baby elephants. I also wanted it to have a clean, chic feel and not be "baby-ish" but rather a room my daughter would enjoy for many years. SISSY+MARLEY took my idea and really brought it to life. Every detail is amazing and better than I could have dreamed of.  Hermione has a magical room filled with elephants!

WHAT DETERMINED YOUR NURSERY BUDGET?

I did not have a specific budget in mind when I began the design process. I knew I wanted high quality, long-term items and was willing to pay for them within reason.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HERMIONE'S COMPLETED NURSERY?

Hermione's nursery is my favorite room in our home! I adore every aspect of it. It is a truly special, magical place!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE IN THE ROOM?

It’s so hard to pick just one! While it is not a "piece" per se, I adore the Jill Malek Baby Elephant Walk wallpaper. I also love all of the Tamar Mogendorff storks that fly above the crib!

WHAT ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS CONSIDERING E-DESIGN?

With e-design, you do not spend a lot (if any) face time with your designers so it is important to be able to clearly communicate your desires via email. Also, be honest with yourself, are you equipped to handle ordering, scheduling, etc.? If not, full service design might be a better choice. 

Thanks Sara!

Three Kisses Chelsea, Rachel and Diana