A Painted Ceiling Shines In This Blissfully Bold Nursery
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A Painted Ceiling Shines in This Blissfully Bold Nursery

Being a designer by trade, Candace Griffin was a natural when it came to designing a nursery for her little one, Quincy. At the same time, Candace’s sophisticated knowledge of all things decor made it difficult for her to pin down an exact style to implement in the space. “I see so much inspiration in my line of work,” Candace reflects—you can follow along with her design work @candacemaryinteriors.

Read on to learn more about Candace’s decorating process, what she enjoys the most about the final space, and how she is taking care of herself, even as a busy new mom.

Egg shape, color: green
Interior style in 3 words?

Cozy, sleek, and inviting!

How did you approach the design process and what did you learn throughout?

I started with what I knew I wanted. I knew I wanted the space to feel calming yet slightly unexpected. I knew I wanted a darker pop of color on the ceiling and a fun pattern on the walls. Initially, I thought I wanted the wallpaper to be very colorful, but as the design plans further developed, I pivoted and went with a black and white rainbow pattern to contrast with the pink board and batten. I also went with an easily removable wall decal so we have the option to switch it up over time.

Star shape, color: blue
Are there any pieces, products or decor with a special story you can share?

My two favorite pieces are the crib and the dresser. The dresser is a mid-century refurbished piece. I love that it's one of a kind, and the details are perfect. The color and the hardware make the piece very special. The crib was also a special purchase for us, because it was one of the items I saved for nursery inspo, even before I found out we were pregnant.

What would you tell another parent about your Nestig crib?

Go for it! It's well made, stylish, and grows with your little one over time. I also appreciated how Nestig was conscious of my due date so they were able to prioritize getting me the crib before Quincy arrived.

Mauve oblong
We like to think about nurseries as spaces for everyday magic, any favorite motherhood memories in the room so far?

My favorite memory so far is story time, I love reading to her and seeing her slowly become more and more alert. Her room has the best vibes and is a really cozy space to begin with, we love spending time in there. I’ve even found myself sending emails from her room, just because it feels so nice to be in the space.

As a new mom and entrepreneur, tell us how you are prioritizing self care.

Ha! Ask me in a few months—right now I’m just staying afloat ! With that said, I’ve got a new perspective on self care and am focused on my physical and mental health; I want to be the best for Quincy. I work out, go for walks, and do quite a bit of yoga. I squeeze those things in whenever I can.

Get the Look:
Greenguard Gold
Full crib
Mini crib
Toddler bed
The Candy Cloud Crib $749
A mini crib, full crib and toddler bed
Arches Crib Sheet Set $45 - $59
Rainbows without the rain

Photography by John Stoffer