Not Your Typical Girls Room: Nadia X [HY-MAY] Bedroom Design

Clothing from  Abercrombie & Fitch Everybody Collection  #playislife  Photography by Nikko Salgado

Clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch Everybody Collection #playislife

Photography by Nikko Salgado

While looking for a new place for us to call home, I began to browse different decor styles. I am a minimalist but over the past few months I have developed an eye for pop and street art and despite the fear of "over design" I decided to incorporate color into our new home in a big way.

Very few of the buildings that I have visited have really stood out to me because of the art that they displayed. There was one designer in particular whose work I loved. I learned that his name is Hy-May aka Jaime Maldonado and he is not only an interior designer but also an artist. After meeting [HY-MAY] for the first time I knew that he would be the perfect person to help design our new space. 

Toys from  Disney   Photography by Nikko Salgado

Toys from Disney

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Toys from  Rotofugi ,  West Elm  and  Line Friends   Photography by Nikko Salgado

Toys from Rotofugi, West Elm and Line Friends

Photography by Nikko Salgado

[HY-MAY] is as cool as his name suggests! First he wanted to get to know us a little more and asked for our likes and dislikes. I didn't want to give [HY-MAY] too much information because I didn't want to impact his creative vision. I wanted the space to get [HY-MAY-fied] !

My daughter Nadia is extremely specific, she knows what she wants and she is assertive in her choices. I was so happy to see that [HY-MAY] and Nadi Boo connected. They both love art and are not afraid of mixing patterns and textures which made for an easy collaboration. Nadia and [HY-MAY] worked together on Nadia's room and this is what they came up with.

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Photography by Nikko Salgado

[HY-MAY] was inspired by Nadia’s love for Napstablook. The common theme in her drawings was black and white. He found a cool image of an Napstablook next to a character in black and white striped socks. This led him to choose the black and white Ink Cabana Striped Bedframe from The Inside.  He wanted to make sure the room was fun but more importantly broke the boundary of your typical “girls” bedroom. Nadia loves blue so he rolled with the blue accent colors. They both love mixing patterns so he chose the polka dotted sheets to complement the stripes. 

Rug from  Ikea   Photography by Nikko Salgado

Rug from Ikea

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Art Supplies from  BLICK Art Materials   Photography by Nikko Salgado

Art Supplies from BLICK Art Materials

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Photography by Nikko Salgado

The space was narrow but he somehow managed to find exactly what she were looking for. Nadia loves to draw so a desk was a must. The navy blue Parsons Mini Desk from Pottery Barn Kids and the petrol blue Emilia Nightstand from West Elm worked like magic.  All of the different shades of blue came together along side the different patterns of black and white.

Photography by Nikko Salgado

Photography by Nikko Salgado

The Jaipur designed rug from Burke Decor was the perfect combination of everything. Nadia couldn't be happier in her room! [HY-MAY] thank you for making her design dreams a reality! Follow @hymayinteriors to check out his eye for design!

Abigail Baum