Nursery Style With Hattie Sparks

Corner of a nursery with blue chinoiserie wallpaper and one window styled with a rattan roman shade and pink velvet custom curtains next to a brass crib and a large stuffed animal giraffe

We love seeing how designers use our statement-making prints in kids' spaces. Hattie Sparks recently designed two nurseries with Blake Rose and Daphne Powder wallpaper paired with our custom velvet curtains. The end result? Two whimsical spaces full of color, texture and playful touches that will grow with her clients' little ones! Follow along to learn a little more about Hattie and her nursery picks. 


First off, tell us a little bit about yourself!

I live in New Orleans with my wife and our 3 daughters, and I am the owner and lead designer of Hattie Sparks Interiors, a full service residential design firm.

Blonde woman in a white shirt and yellow skirt sitting on a floral couch in a living room with gray curtains, a brown side table and stone coffee table


How would you describe your style?

Expressive, warm, comfortable, layered.  

Pink nursery with pink floral wallpaper and a white crib next to a pink chair and lilac velvet custom curtains 

What was the design vision for each room?

We wanted these rooms to be able to grow with the girls through many stages of childhood. We anchored them with quality pieces that will last for years, like dressers, drapery, and armchairs, and layered in some whimsy with the wallpaper and rugs.

Nursery with blue chinoiserie wallpaper styled with a tan rug, white dresser and rattan mirror


How did you decide which trim to pair with the Rose Velvet curtains?

I love pink and green together, especially these two particular tones. I think rose and sage just naturally work well when paired, much like they do when you see them paired in nature. I also love how the green tassels and pink drapes compliment the green accents of the Daphne Powder wallpaper.

Corner of a nursery with blue chinoiserie wallpaper paired with pink velvet custom curtains with green tassel trim hanging on a rod in front of a window next to a white upholstered chair and pouf on a tan rug


What drew you to our Blake Rose wallpaper?

I love the painterly feel of the florals and the muted hue of the pink print–it’s not too overwhelming in a room with a lot of wall space.

Purple nightstand between two doors in a nursery with pink floral wallpaper and acrylic floating shelves styled with kids books


How do you approach designing kids' spaces?

I try to include a few heirloom pieces when we design any nursery or kids rooms. I think having furniture that’s grown up with you is really special–being able to use a piece in your first apartment that was also in your childhood bedroom brings a lot of meaning to a piece. So, we look for timeless silhouettes and good craftsmanship. When layering in color and pattern, we try not to select fabrics or papers that the child will age out of quickly. We love bringing in more playfulness by using fun artwork and accessories that can easily be swapped out as the child grows.

Nursery with pink floral wallpaper and a colorful floral rug styled with a white dresser below a gold mirror


Love these looks? Shop Hattie's picks below!

Daphne Powder Clay Coated Wallpaper
Lilac Velvet Curtains with Cream Tassel Trim


All photography Credit: Laura Steffan

All styling Credit: Suzonne Stirling