Mommy's Little Helper: My Tiny Nest
Bespoke nurseries for busy moms
Impending motherhood is host to a wealth of decisions and tasks, many of which cannot be outsourced. The laundry list of to-dos is largely serious in nature, pushing aesthetic choices to the back burner. Such explains the rise in maternity gurus and concierge services—when you’re busy choosing birth methods and religious upbringings, things like paint colors and wall hangings seem less than pressing.
Alessia Corpino and Julie Frank recognized the lack of time (and resources) available to expectant mothers when they set out to design nurseries for their own children. Shortly after, they launched My Tiny Nest, and the reviews have since been rave. Busy moms who don’t want to resort to saccharine themes love My Tiny Nest’s fresh approach to children’s design—the sort of purview that only a Parsons alum and former Nobu architect could possess.
My Tiny Nest offers a number of ways to achieve the perfect bespoke bedroom. The first, for those in the New York area, is the most hands-on. Corpino and Frank head to the clients’ home to get a better idea of the couple, space, and budget they’re working with before coming up with options. For everyone else, these services can be completed online. Two services—Design Online and Design in a Box—begin with a brief questionnaire, available on the company’s website. Within seven to ten business days, Corpino and Frank choose and deliver a proposed design scheme that—because of your input on where you like to shop, what magazines you look at for inspiration and the type of lighting in the room—will probably be spot on. Only the method of delivery differs among the methods. While Design Online results in an e-booklet delivered to your inbox, Design in a Box results in a tangible toolkit delivered to your door. —Laura Carroll