Monday, January 10, 2011

Two's Company - Manhattan Twin Nursery

Located in the heart of New York City, the room was previously used as a movie theater/man cave; with charcoal walls, a 100" projector screen, and black leather sofas. Transformed to a nursery for twin girls, the space is focused around modern clean lines with a youthful girly touch. Being that the setting of the room is very urban with skyscrapers seen in the windows, we wanted to give the girls a nature themed environment in contradiction with the urban oasis just outside.

With owls being all the rave, we had a muralist (A Mural By Patrice) paint an organic figured tree with a trio of flying birds, and a pair of owls to represent each child.

The room was divided in half for function using double sided silk draperies. On one side of the room, there are two lacquer and ebony cribs by designer David Netto, as well as a conveniently located changing station with decorative knobs from Anthropologie. Floating above the cribs are three brightly colored floating butterflies from the Land of Nod to give the room a 3D effect.

On the other side of the room, we created a custom built in lacquered shelving unit, with a horizontally laying murphy bed from Manhattan Cabinetry. When the bed is put away, exposed is a turquoise blue chalkboard for the girl's art studio. When the nanny is staying in the room, the bed pulls out from the wall, and a daybed with dimmer lighting gives access as a bed as well as a sofa for movie nights.