THEME // Cool Scandi-Chic STYLING // Tiarn Grosvenor PHOTOGRAPHY // Jason Allan
When Tiarn and Todd Grosvenor decided to wait to find out the gender of their bebe, the nursery was given a neutral palette. Since the arrival of little Noah, the Scandinavian vibes that took shape in his room have flowed throughout their entire living space. After a recent makeover, Noah, 3, loves playing in his modern character-filled bedroom. We chat to mama Tiarn for all the deets…
1 // WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE THEME “COOL SCANDI-CHIC” FOR THE NURSERY?
The gender of our baby was left a surprise so when setting up the nursery, it was neutral everything! We fell in love with this style. As our house renovations took place we created a scandi vibe throughout the home and this has carried through to Noah’s toddler room. As he grows this room is forever evolving to suit this style.
2 // WHEN DID YOU START PLANNING THE DESIGN?
When Noah turned two we wanted to create a “Big Boy Bed” for his birthday and we felt it was the perfect time to transform the whole room and make it fun for him to play in.
3 // WHAT MAKES THE SPACE UNIQUE?
Our home is quite small, with little play space for toys so we wanted to create a room for Noah where he could really spend time learning. We wanted him to interact with books and toys and also be able to lounge around with him.
4 // WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR DESIGN INSPIRATION FROM?
Instagram! It’s the most creative place to connect and source handmade small business products, and when you see it all come together it’s just magical!
5 // WHAT TIPS CAN YOU SHARE TO CREATE A SIMILAR FEEL?
Keep it simple and slowly add small elements. When you can really showcase each item in the space to its full glory, you’ll create a stunning room.
6 // WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE ON THE STYLE OF THE ROOM?
We based the entire room around his cute little house bed which Todd made, with its white and plywood tones, we then designed the rest of the room around this. It’s the big feature piece so it needed to stand out. One thing that I always loved doing when I was growing up was having my height tracked, so I located the cutest little ruler height chart from a small business mum. It was the first thing we ordered for Noah’s room as we designed it, we knew we had to create these memories with our little guy too.
7 // WHAT LOOKS ARE YOU IN LOVE WITH AT THE MOMENT?
The raw timbers, plywoods and wooden toys. They just look so flawless in any space.
8 // WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ONE MAIN PIECE OF STYLING ADVICE?
Throw it all in and then remove two or three items. When it comes to practical pieces for a kid’s bedroom, you can always find it in a stylish design, don’t settle for the standard.
9 // HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE HAVING NOAH?
I’m more patient! I feel like after raising a tiny human for the past three years, the strength that forms within yourself is indescribable. If you can handle the emotions of a small person that can’t grasp their emotions, then you can tackle the world!
10 // WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING A MODERN MAMA?
How entirely loved you feel. They wake up and want to cuddle, they go to sleep wanting to cuddle and what’s not to love about feeling your heart burst each time they squeeze you that bit tighter.
11 // WHAT IS YOUR FAMILY MOTTO?
Always share a three second kiss and cuddle before sleep. You’ll never go to bed cranky.