Photograph of Alex by Ingrid Rasmussen
A few weeks before Jack was born I met with my friend, Lara Apponyi who has a company called Work and Sea (www.workandsea.com). Together, we came up with a hand-painted stripe design in a gender-neutral red, which worked for both a boy or a girl as I did not know what I was expecting. When working on the style of the space, Lara and I wanted to create a baby's room that could easily transition into a child's room, making it easy to adapt as Jack grows up. A lot of the style and influence has essentially originated from the taste reflected at The Store and in my Studio on Lexington Street.
Decorations and Objects:
My favourite decorations in Jack's room are a variety of tasteful African animal heads I found on Edit58 (www.edit58.com), which will be coming soon to both Alex Eagle Studio and The Store. Made by artisans, the heads of giraffes and elephants are made of papier mâché and hand-painted. In the nursery there is also a wonderfully comfortable nursing chair by Fritz Hansen made of sheepskin and with it's cloud like appearance adds an element of fun to his room. I paired this with a foot rest by Makers & Brothers (www.makersandbrothers.com). Finally, to give Jack's room some edge and maturity, I found a lamp by Serge Mouille which casts a lovely soft light.
The best of all is my personalised Indigo Dip-Dyed Marloe - so soft, beautiful and useful. I mean the dream!
Daniel Heer gave Jack a gorgeous baby-blue tickling horse hair mattress.
Anne Singh at The Monogrammed Linen Shop gifted Jack a white pillow with his name and date of birth embroidered on it in blue.
Quentin Jones gave a Bauhaus Style Wooden Jungle Gym.