Room design for infants and children, a category which has been dominated largely by mass-produced, generic, primary colored furniture quickly discarded by parents, is about to receive a bold, high-style make-over with the debut of a break-through collection called PetitNest. The modern classic collection of infant and children’s room furnishings is poised to create a style revolution, providing a fresh solution for families to one of the most widely faced design dilemmas. PetitNest is from one Hollywood’s most style-conscious and design-savvy moms: award-winning designer Lonni Paul, known to millions as the past female finalist from HGTV’s "Design Star" where she was chosen from over 10,000 designers.
Breaking out of the traditional, formula of "pink" for girls and "blue" for boys, PetitNest opens up a child’s world by offering the full spectrum of the color palette for their room. With the growing trend of couples waiting until birth to learn the sex of their baby, PetitNest provides the ideal solution to the design challenge of creating a baby’s room that is equally suited to a boy or a girl. The collection empowers families to maintain the same high standards of style and design throughout their home in their children’s rooms by creating environments that seamlessly integrate into their homes.
In sharp contrast to many children’s furniture lines which are virtually disposable, PetitNest represents a smart, solid investment - one that will last long beyond baby’s first years and become a permanent part of the home. The chairs, dressers and gliders from the collection are so well designed and expertly crafted of high quality materials that they will be part of the family home for years to come and blend seamlessly into a family room or an adult’s bedroom. The PetitNest collection will also be eco-friendly and certified by the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
As a designer, Lonni Paul is known for championing purity, clean lines and a refined modern vision with understated elegance. Selected for the Fendi Casa Designer of the Year Series, she has designed luxury residences in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, Provence, Aspen and the Hamptons. Her clients have ranged from CEOs to celebrities. She has also cultivated a distinct design vision through her studies at the acclaimed UCLA Architecture and Interior Design program, as well as her early career as a high fashion model for top designers including Giorgio Armani and Prada in Milan, Paris and New York.
"A home should be a cohesive design statement. The children’s rooms should reflect the design aesthetic of the rest of the home while adding a bit of whimsy and playfulness, but they should not look completely out of step. Children’s rooms should still have style and a design point of view. That is exactly what PetitNest offers" explains Lonni Paul.
The PetitNest collection will feature cribs, dressers, gliders, children’s chairs, wall art, bedding and more. The collection will be available at retail beginning in November 2010.