A nursery for two? No problem for Safinaaz of The Grey Canvas! She took on the challenge of a gender neutral room that her baby boy and girl could grow into by designing this elegant grey nursery for twins. It features both grown up design thanks to a statement making chandelier, soft grey color palette, and unique art, and fun, baby friendly pieces such as the teepee, hot air balloons, and stuffed animals. We’re excited to let her share the room and her inspiration behind it with us here, below!
Safinaaz says, When I was creating my mood board filled with nurseries that I was drawn to, I noticed a common theme. I fell head over heels in love with nurseries designed by luxury interior designers in London. I didn’t have a large budget but I wanted to create that same luxe feel for my twins’ nursery, so I set out to identify what elements I needed to help me create that luxurious feel I was drawn to, and at the same time make it functional (and budget friendly).
After we painted the room in this gorgeous shade of grey, I fell in love with these cribs we found during our trip to Santa Monica. I had heard so many wonderful things about Restoration Hardware and how they had a beautiful showroom for their Baby & Child section in Santa Monica, so we made a special trip to check it out during our baby-moon. It was well worth it because we picked up two beautiful cribs, the perfect changing table and the most comfy rocker. I knew I would be spending a great deal of time breastfeeding, so it was important for me to invest in a comfortable chair where I would spend a large portion of my day for the first year.
From there, I wanted to add a personal element to the room that came from both my husband and myself. Our last trip before we decided to start a family was to Africa. It was a wonderful trip for the both of us because we went to Africa with both of our parents. We had the ultimate tour of where they were born, lived, fell in love, got married and the last place they stayed before they migrated to Canada. So it felt natural that we brought some elements of that trip into the room by adding this beautiful jumbo giraffe and this cute elephant rocker. A month after we did this, I stumbled across some beautiful prints from the little animal print shop and knew they were the perfect addition to hang over the changing station.
When my husband and I started family planning, I envisioned sharing my love for reading with them and creating a cute space for them to read. To capture both elements, I got these floating shelves that store the books our close friends and family gave us from the baby-shower and nestled underneath it is their teepee that they can read inside of (and fall asleep in).