SoCal Interiors With Naomi Coe
What led you to specialise in nursery interiors and children’s rooms?
I started working at a design firm that did nurseries and kid’s room right after college, and I loved it! After experiencing that particular niche, I knew I wanted to continue doing it and eventually started my own studio.
Where do you find design and interior inspiration?
What has been your favourite project so far?
I’ve worked on so many wonderful projects and it’s hard to pick a favourite, but I always love projects where the clients get really emotionally involved. It’s such a special space in the home and it’s so rewarding when a client tears up at the sight of the finished space.
What are your must-haves for planning the perfect nursery space for a little one?
The most important thing is a safe place to sleep—that can be a crib, mini crib or even just a bassinet. Next is the dresser or changing table which can function both for storage and as a changing surface. And the third piece of the puzzle is the glider or chair to use for rocking and nursing. These are the three main elements of a nursery, and everything else builds on that.
Which trends do you foresee taking over the nursery space in the next year?
Where are some of your favourite places to source furniture?
I shop all over, but one of my favourite furniture brands is Babyletto—they have beautifully designed nursery furniture that’s still affordable and it’s well made. For gliders, I love Monte Design because they have so many colour options and their chairs are super comfortable. I love finding décor and accessories all over at stores like Anthropologie, Lulu & Georgia, Maisonette, etc.
What are your favourite nursery pieces at the moment?
I’ve been eyeing the Lydian Crib from Nursery Works! It’s a stunning design with a gorgeous rich wood tone and I would love to use it in a nursery design.