In the attic space of a 1930’s French Normandy-style mansion, San Francisco designers Marsh & Clark, created an elegantly peaceful nursery for triplets as part of the 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. In true Coochicoos style, designer Chiya Ewald says, “We wanted to go beyond the deluge of duckies and primary colors to create a beautiful and innovative room that that appeals to modern parents’ aesthetics and sensibilities.”
The cribs were handcrafted by local craftsman, Rob Taboada, made with sustainable and toxin-free materials – Machiche, a beautiful FSC-certified sustainably-harvested hardwood; Medite, a sustainable, formaldehyde-free, FSC-certified recycled fiberboard; and a Zero-VOC water-based white lacquer finish.
Spacesaving ideas through multi-use elements were critical to pulling off the design. Changing tables do double duty as wall mirrors, reflecting space and light. Hidden benches in the dormers provide additional storage. Lit from within, the perforated constellation design on the front of each bench panel turns these ingenious perches into seriously-sophisticated nightlights.
Additional design elements include Thomas Pedersen’s sculptural, eye-catching Stringray rocking chair, 100% wool, un-dyed carpet and non-voc paint, to leave the room free of any off-gassing fumes. Each crib is outfitted with unique bedding, made from sumptuous cotton, linen and, cashmere, including Sferra blankets and Holland and Sherry cashmere throws.
This is definitely not your ordinary triplet nursery.