Jodie Snyder Morel and her husband Greg Morel recently teamed up with Noa Santos, co-founder of the interior design firm , to transform their guest room/office into the perfect nursery for their daughter Margaux. And with Snyder Morel's history as the co-creator of beloved jewelry line , the room needed to have plenty of style as well as substance. And the finished project is exactly that: a peaceful, airy space that Margaux can easily grow into, with unexpected touches of color and eye-catching art indicative of Snyder Morel's fashionable background.
The family and designer were able to quickly agree on an aesthetic for the nursery, something Santos attributes to Snyder Morel's keen understanding of her own style and tastes. "Jodie's been a force in the jewelry industry for a while, which meant she brought to the table a clear understanding of her own aesthetic," he said. "Picking out inspiration and product was a breeze and there's no arguing with a pregnant timeline."
After explaining that she and her husband wanted a room that their daughter could grow into, not a typical nursery, Snyder Morel was impressed with how well Santos was able to take those ideas and execute everything perfectly. "He focused on finding key pieces to bring everything together," she said. "We started with the furniture and then accessorized the space after. Design is always a process and it's nice to build a space in steps so you can feel the vibe of the space develop."
And when the room was finally completed before the baby's arrival, Snyder Morel was bowled over by how much she adored the space. "I loved it so much I wanted to move in," she said. "We finished the nursery a few weeks before I gave birth and we were so excited to have a special place to bring Margaux home to.""I love the color pallette. Soft whites, creams and greys - just how I'd like to wake up if I was a baby named Margaux living in a chic Tribeca apartment." -Noa Santos "We focused on texture and created playful moments with stuffed animals and art. We have a large painting of a giraffe by Jenna Snyder Phillips, a piece by Lyle Owerko, furniture from ducduc, a raw crib from Kalon studios and lots of soft textures like sheepskin rugs and pillows. The room feels girly in a bohemian gypset way." -Jodie Snyder Morel
"Noa did a great job making everything we needed fit in the space without it feeling cluttered. The space feels very peaceful and calm." -Jodie Snyder Morel
"The most important ingredient of each project for me is the relationship between me and my client. The stronger that relationship is, the more I care about them, the better the space always is. And I love this space, but more importantly so does Jodie." -Noa Santos
"We didn't want the space to feel like a traditional baby's room." -Jodie Snyder Morel
"Noa was so much fun to work with. He allowed me to collaborate on every detail, and really understood the vibe we were going for in Margaux's room. He also didn't approach the room as a nursery, and we really focused on creating a space that she can grow into." -Jodie Snyder Morel