A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend a "meet and greet" with interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey at Giggle's upper east side location. The event celebrated the showcase of Nurseryworks Uptown Collection, featuring a crib and dresser/changing table designed by Tamara Kaye-Honey. Inspired by design as well as architecture from both the past and present, she customizes, re-works, and reinvents pieces to create spaces that are fresh and playful, yet retain a timeless quality.
In 2010 she opened House of Honey, a home decor shop and design studio as an ode to her signature style, "The New Vintage." Her artful mix of old and new has been attracting international media attention and last year she designed a line of nursery furniture for Nurseryworks that was a huge success at the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC and will be featured in House Of Honey's nursery design for the 2012 Hampton Designer Showhouse.
I have to say I am totally in love with the Uptown Collection. The collection is just so chic and sophisticated and is anything but your ordinary baby crib. Tamara Honey explains she was inspired by 15th century Britain. It'??s all about high style and premium design, with its sleek decorative moldings, brass hardware, and detailed end panels.
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A quote from Tamara as she described the pieces to me: "The collection is an omage to Coco Chanel and Dorothy Draper". It features three adjustable mattress levels, two underneath drawers, and converts into not one but two twin size beds (with help of conversion kits), giving it long-lasting value. The crib and dresser come in two colorways: creme with dark brown molding and dark brown with cream molding. The Uptown Collection is priced at $1,500 for the crib and $1,200 for dresser. I know the prices can seem high but in my opinion I would use the dresser in my living room when I no longer need the changer and two twin beds can be used anywhere in a home.Both pieces are truly, timeless works of art!
Brianne was once a fashion showroom owner now turned mom and blogger/writer. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children, and enjoys her fast paced city life. Her blog Stroller In The City boasts about kids fashion and things that are mommy. Find her on twitter @strollerincity.
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