All through the final 5 seasons of HGTV’s Good Bones, we have watched Mina Starsiak Hawk create significant and lovely areas on TV for her shoppers. Nevertheless, the mom-of-two additionally brings her design skills into her own residence. In August 2018, she styled an elegant nursery for her son Jack, now two. Then, when she turned pregnant with Charlotte (who goes by Charlie), now six months outdated, she reworked that very same area to accommodate her child woman. The TV host, retailer proprietor, and most just lately children’s book author chatted with Home Stunning about how she was in a position to shortly convert her son’s nursery into one for her daughter. Because it seems, she and husband Steve Hawk had this all deliberate out—earlier than both of their youngsters had been born.
When Starsiak Hawk began to plan Jack’s nursery again in 2018, she saved the design idea easy. “I knew I needed multiple [child],” she informed us, “and I am not tremendous like ‘paint it pink or blue’ anyhow.” For the partitions, she opted for a delicate blueish teal. She additionally picked out a stunning chandelier “that was simply fairly whether or not we had a boy or a woman,” she stated. In truth, if it weren’t for these constants, one may not notice that Jack’s nursery and Charlie’s nursery are certainly the identical room with just some tweaks.
“I feel the most important distinction was we flipped the crib wall and the altering desk,” the Indianapolis-based designer defined, including that a couple of edits to the room’s association made the 9 x 10 room look larger. Starsiak Hawk additionally modified up the cribs. An all-white picket crib, which she pegged as “a bit bit extra fashionable,” was swapped in for Jack’s grey crib (the 2-year-old wanted extra time in his crib, which was been relocated to his new bed room alongside along with his stuffed animals).
The unique rug in Jack’s nursery was additionally upgraded to a brand new one from Starsiak Hawk’s retailer Two Chicks District Co. As she discovered from child primary, having a heavy-duty rug is a should. “It is loopy how excessive of a visitors space I really feel just like the nursery is,” she defined, including that due to all of the fixed shifting within the room in between feedings and diaper modifications, her first rug acquired pilly and soiled quick.
Sharing extra classes discovered from caring for her firstborn, Starsiak Hawk additionally emphasised the significance of a rocking chair. “I attempted to go low-cost on it to start with,” she revealed, however after spending hours attempting to sleep in it, she made a comfy improve that stayed put within the nursery in the course of the change.
She additionally famous that whereas tending to Jack, she actually needed to have a facet desk inside attain of the chair to position a bottle or her cellphone whereas her arms had been occupied holding her toddler. “There is no area within the room for a desk subsequent to that chair,” she defined, main her to provide you with a artistic resolution for Charlie’s nursery: The short-thinking mother hooked up a shelf made for a loo wall simply inches away from the chair, permitting her a bit spot to position her issues on.
The nursery curtains had been changed, too. Starsiak Hawk opted for an additional set of Anthropologie Pom Tassel Curtains, which she additionally has in her lounge. “I get requested about them on a regular basis,” she shared.
When it comes to the decor that stayed the identical, each nurseries had a fiddle leaf fig tree and the identical white tiered cabinets. In addition they every had ornamental wall hooks; nevertheless, Starsiak Hawk revealed, she was unable to get a set of personalised identify wall hooks for Charlie as she did for Jack and as an alternative settled on a golden floral hook.
As for a number of the smaller objects and the stuffed animals, Starsiak Hawk defined that many had been presents. In whole, reworking Jack’s nursery into Charlie’s solely took a couple of hours—a undertaking made straightforward by Starsiak’s sensible considering when it got here to the preliminary setup of the room.
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