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According to interior designer Lonni Paul and actress Tiffani Thiessen, "Room design for infants and children is a category which has been dominated largely by mass-produced, generic, primary colored furniture quickly discarded by parents."
Paul and Thiessen plan to give the infant and children’s room furnishings category a makeover through their new venture, PetitNest, which includes cribs, dressers, gliders, children’s chairs, wall art, bedding and more.
Tiffani Thiessen and Lonni Paul
Both moms, the duo first met when Paul designed a guest room in Thiessen’s home on HGTV's Design Star (where Paul was a finalist) and they have since collaborated on a number of design projects.
While working together to create a nursery for Tiffani’s daughter, Harper, the pair were challenged by the lack of stylish options and came up with the idea of designing one of the first high-style infant and children’s lines to meet this need in the marketplace.
The Petit Nest collection is expertly crafted of high quality materials which can later blend into a family room or an adult’s bedroom. It is also eco-friendly and certified by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
"We express ourselves every day through style: From what we wear to where we live. What could be a more personal reflection of who you are than your baby’s room? We want to give parents the freedom to express themselves and to create a room that is a true reflection of who they are. Rather than worrying about whether you need to go all-pink or all-blue, pick a color you love and design the whole room around that. Then you can truly make it your own," said Thiessen.
Paul is known for championing purity, clean lines and a refined modern vision with understated elegance. Selected for the Fendi Casa Designer of the Year series, she has designed luxury residences for CEOs and celebrities in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, Provence, Aspen and the Hamptons. She has also cultivated a distinct design vision through her studies at the UCLA Architecture and Interior Design program, as well as her early career as a high fashion model for top designers including Giorgio Armani and Prada in Milan, Paris and New York.
"A home should be a cohesive design statement. The children’s rooms should reflect the design aesthetic of the rest of the home while adding a bit of whimsy and playfulness, but they should not look completely out of step. Children’s rooms should still have style and a design point of view," said Paul.