Brittany Xavier rose to fame during the early days of fashion influencing. She started a style blog in 2013, and has since become a Gen Z favorite — posting video content across Instagram and YouTube. She was recently featured in Forbes as a top 50 fashion creator, and is a soon-to-be mother of three. We spoke with Brittany about designing her newest nursery, and how she created a cozy and inviting space with Babyletto’s Bondi Collection. Here are the highlights.
What was important to you when designing the nursery for your third baby?
This nursery was really fun for me because we wanted something a lot darker than what we did in my toddler Poppy's room. With Poppy's, it was very neutral and there was a lot of art on the wall. For this one, I really wanted to make the walls speak for themselves and have the furniture offset that vibe.
What is the most important piece in the nursery?
The Bondi Cane Crib is the centerpiece! I love how the wall mural frames the crib, and the crib’s honey color adds warmth. The arched side panels create a bit of playfulness, and the cane detailing is perfect for added texture.
What process did you follow when working with designer Studio Hus? What was the inspiration for the nursery?
I wanted a space that felt really cozy and inviting. Somewhere that I could spend time napping, nursing, putting the baby down, and feeling like it was my own little sanctuary. That's what we used to create a space with a whimsical yet moody vibe.
How influenced are you by home decor trends on social media? How do you find a balance between being true to your personal style and staying relevant with trends?
I love being on TikTok to see ideas, but I always stay true to myself and how I use the space. If something's not functional or versatile, it's not going to work in my home. Although I want something to look really nice, I also want it to be comfortable. The Nami Recliner provided that, and the Bondi Cane Crib is something that we can use until our baby’s in his toddler years. I really like to bring those aspects into my home as well as my own fashion sense.
What piece of advice do you have for new moms?
It’s really overwhelming researching every single little thing! It’s hard….but try to avoid the pressure to be a perfect mom with a perfect schedule. Give yourself time to adjust to this new phase of your life, and know that it’s normal to not feel like yourself right away. I’m about to become a mom of three, and I've learned that it’s sometimes important to go with your gut instinct.