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ALSO HOMES – Anneli Bush – Nursery Tour
Introducing our new blog feature: ALSO Homes – the key being that little ‘s’. Last year we sent a survey out to you, our customers, and the feedback was that you wanted to see how ‘real life’ people style ALSO Home within their homes so we listened and here is our first instalment – care of the gorgeous Anneli Bush and her new nursery for baby Rio.
Norwegian born Anneli is one of the legit Scandi-bloggers living here in the UK. We started following her on instagram last year and decided we wanted to be her new best friend. She is impeccably stylish, has the most gorgeous little baby and lives in a lust-worthy house in Teddington, South West London.
We worked with Anneli towards the end of last year when she started planning the nursery, before little Rio arrived on the scene. If you follow Anneli over on instagram, you would know her style is clean, polished but a little playful. Living in an Edwardian home, set over three floors she’s kept so many beautiful original features in her home but updated it, making it an incredibly stylish home.
The overall idea and design behind the nursery, was to always create a gender-neutral room; nothing too masculine or ‘boyish’, just a really soft, warm and comfortable space, with lots of cooler elements to make it feel super light and airy – creating a serene, yet practical space. A room where I would enjoy spending time in as well, seeing as I would be the one in here during the days and nights for nursing.
The starting point was a really neutral base and a proper blank canvas (always the best) – and I decided to keep the existing warm grey wall colour in there, which is the same as the majority of the other bedrooms (Dulux ‘Swansdown’) – to create that real continuity throughout the house. I wanted to bring more bright whites in, to lift the overall feel of the room, as well as utilising lots of layers of natural materials and textures – such as linen, wool, cotton and elements of rustic wood and brass – blending contemporary pieces with more traditional elements, as well mixing old with new.
I’m generally pretty clear on what I like – and what I don’t like – so this was a first for me! I know it was due to being pregnant (being extra hormonal and tired), so towards the end I decided to reach to my dear friend, fellow blogger and incredible interior designer, Laura Butler-Madden – to help assist me with some of the final decision making!
Laura has impeccable taste (check out some of her designs here) and very much on par with my own style, so I knew I could trust her explicitly, and she would be the best person to guide me during this tricky (and over-emotional/all over the place stage!). I briefed Laura on what I wanted, and then we just continued bouncing off ideas with one another, and whenever I found anything I liked for the room towards the end, I would just check in with her, and vice versa. So a special thanks to Laura for helping me out.
Yes, so much time! In fact, it’s now my favourite room in the house. I love it so much. And I think Rio does too!
Ah so much… In terms of decor, I love the shelf and drift wood design. But my all-time favourite thing about the nursery, is sitting in the nursing chair and just taking it all in! It’s such a calming and serene room, and it just makes me happy all the time.
What do you think of little Rio’s nursery? A perfect calm haven in our opinion!