Hannah + Peggy
Name. Hannah Grace Parker
Child. Peggy Grace Milgate
Location. Melbourne, Australia
What was your priority when creating your nursery space?
To create a safe and light-filled environment for our daughter to sleep, play and grow. When I first became pregnant, I spent hours scanning Instagram and Pinterest looking for inspiration without finding any one room which I truly loved. It wasn’t until I began collecting pieces from my favorite homeware stores such as Fenton & Fenton and combining it with pieces that we already owned that the process of decorating began. Looking back, it appears that my hormones may have played a significant role in the decorating process as I seem to have acquired a love for pink like never before!
What is your favorite piece in your nursery?
Hmmm, where do I start? Although I love so many of the pieces collected it is probably the pink terrazzo bookends, one of the first things I bought when we found out we were pregnant. Reading has always had a special place in my heart, and I was excited to be able to share that passion with my daughter. Her book collection is continually growing and is beautifully displayed in the nursery.
How do you create the perfect sleeping environment for your child?
Being summer here in Australia, where the days are long, my number one tip is blackout blinds. We also use a lavender-scented room spray and pink noise which seems to lull Peggy to sleep on even the most difficult nights. My partner and I also do our best to implement a routine that we hope will aid with sleep in the future. It starts with a pre-bath coconut oil massage, one or two books and then some cuddles and kisses where she often drifts off.
Are there any aspects of your nursery you would change in hindsight?
One thing I didn’t realize when I was newly pregnant, and purchasing many of the practical pieces for the nursery, was the Australian recommendation to have your child sleeping in the same room as you for the first six months. We purchased a cot that worked perfectly for the nursery but is a little on the squishy side when placed next to our bed in the master bedroom. In hindsight, we would have invested in a slightly larger cot for the nursery and purchased a separate, more practical cot for our room.