I’ve been coveting Rachel Burke’s tinsel confections for a while now (she of @imakestagram Instagram fame). If you’re not familiar with the Brisbane based artist and designer, she is a self-described ‘tinsel maven’ who is known for her vibrant, tactile and flamboyant creations that have been acquired by the likes of Dannii Minogue and Kesha. So, when we heard Rachel had teamed up with Pottery Barn Kids x west elm to create a nursery for her new baby boy Hugo, we couldn’t wait to take a look.
“I wanted to create a space that reflects our family’s style. I’ve kept some of my favourite pieces like the vintage wardrobe I customised – and mixed it back with the Pottery Barn Kids cot, bassinet and changing table – resulting in a calm yet contemporary nursery that will continue to grow as my baby does,” says Rachel, who gave birth last week.
The team were tasked with transitioning her studio into a nursery before working with the designer to select pieces that erred away from trends and can be easily transitioned for use as a toddler, tween and beyond. The rocker is one such item that can ultimately be moved to another part of the home.
A variety of neutral pieces work to showcase Rachel’s distinct aesthetic while creating a warm, inviting room. “I worked with a palette throughout that creates a sense of harmony but the space itself is fun and playful. I brought in details that amp up the fun, like the Skyler rug, the collected art pieces from friends, my pom poms – and of course the mini tinsel jacket ready for baby!”
Images courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids Australia
Photography: Mindi Cooke | Styling: Noël Coughlan