This French-Brazilian designer gained instant success in 2004 with her ready-to-wear line Abaeté. The collection was scooped up by Bergdorf Goodman and Intermix, and eventually turned into a lucrative collaboration with Payless. After becoming a mom, Garcia shifted her focus to freelance work so she could spend more time with her daughter, Georgiana. Now she's back in the fashion game with her retro-inspired swim wear line, Été. She and her musician husband, Diego, raise their trilingual baby in an elegant space sprinkled with art, books stacked floor-to-ceiling, and family photos.
LAURA ON MOTHERHOOD A mom I have always looked up to is my own mother. She's always made an effort to be a friend. I can tell her everything, and she really is my best friend. I hope I will be that for Gigi one day.
HARDEST PART I was such a routine person before she was born - I had a time to do everything. Then she came along, and I worked so hard to put her on a routine. All of a sudden, though, I come second, and my life revolves around her.
ROOM STYLE Minimalist Meets Luxe
The combination of cool gray walls, sophisticated art, and vintage touches prove that chic simplicity works at any age.
The design inspiration was based around what the rest of the apartment looked like - I didn't want my daughter's room to stick out like a sore thumb. Our aesthetic is a little bit glam, mixed with some seventies inspiration. I love gray for the walls because it doesn't scream "girl," but it's still soft and feminine.
Save: I think you can always save on storage - whatever you end up getting will look cute, as long as it's filled with all of their adorable toys. Spurge: I really think that getting a nice crib is important. They spend so much time in there, and later on it can be handed down to the next child.
The white carpet actually doesn't show much, believe it or not. You can't imagine how many times she's thrown up on it. Since we are only in this apartment temporarily, I added some faux molding to the gray walls to create a graphic effect. I think it really works.
I mixed bold, grown-up artwork with girly yet minimal neutrals and vintage elements. By adding faux molding for graphic effect and keeping the color just in the art, the room feels a bit unexpected.
Design Within Reach sconce
"Grey Ember" wall paint by Benjamin Moore
Russell Young print