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Minted Interiors | Wilbur's Nursery

July 03, 2017
Minted Interiors | Wilbur's Nursery

We are so thrilled to share Wilbur's colourful nursery designed by the talented Tess from Minted Interiors!

All photography credits to Tess's sister Carrie Young Photography - enjoy browsing the beautiful light-filled rooms below


We love that your designs are playful and fun rather than following the neutral trends! What is the philosophy behind integrating colour into this nursery design?

Although I love some characteristics of that Scandi-Minimalism style that’s so popular at the moment, I am definitely a colour person - I love the way it can make you feel and respond to a space. When it comes to children’s rooms, to me colour is so important - it brings life and playfulness and can be the difference between a ho hum and a HUMMING space.

What piece in this nursery did you think was important to invest in the most?

When looking at an interior budget I always advise my clients to identify items to invest in and those items to save on. Sometimes you have to have the salad to afford the champagne, right? In this space, I wanted to create a calming, minimal vibe with pops of colour and texture to bring in those playful notes. The artwork was my starting point - the biggest pop of colour in the space and a means of setting the tone for the rest of the room. The Ferm Living wallpaper was a big investment but to me really finishes the space, makes the artwork sing and sets that beautiful minimal calming tone perfect for a nursery. I also invested in a good quality chest of drawers by Retrojan to last Wilbur through the years. To balance out my investments, I saved on the Target cot which was the perfect timber material and delivered on those minimal, scandi and semi-retro vibes.

Tell us about how you can help first-time parents with your bespoke or e-design services.

We find that interior savvy parents are seeking our help to create a special space for their new little arrival. You use the nursery so much and the furniture often needs to last through a number of children so getting the right combination of quality pieces, achieving the style perfect for you and sticking to budget can be tricky.That’s where we come in - our mission is to turn a challenging chore into an exciting effortless experience for expecting parents.

We offer a range of different in-person and e-design consulting options to help clients create beautiful spaces for their little loved ones. From one off phone consults, to creating state-of-the-art interior digital graphics from furniture, to artworks and decor, right down to styling the very last ornament placement. These tools help you visualise your selection before committing to purchase and when you are ready to purchase we can offer you amazing discounts on your furniture thanks to our extensive network of industry connections. Email for more information