Lolli Living is one of the newest baby and kids’ bedding brands added to RosenberryRooms.com! Designer Leila Nathan strives to create whimsical and eclectic nursery separates that allow parents to mix and match pieces to create a special nursery as unique as their little one. All Lolli Living bedding is made from 100% cotton making it easy to care for and ideal for busy moms and dads! Today we are going behind the scenes with Leila as she tells us a little more about this darling collection of children’s bedding and what makes Lolli Living stand out from the rest.
How would you define the Lolli Living style philosophy?
The Lolli Living brand philosophy is to give parents the tools to create an inspired nursery with a unique and eclectic feel. By layering our mix & match bedding pieces, parents can customize their baby’s room to reflect their own personal style. The textiles we have created are home decor inspired with a whimsical twist and we approach each design with a high level of attention to detail. The outcome is a very special, ‘home-spun’ kind of feel apparent in each design throughout the collection. In addition, our products are made from 100% cotton and come packaged in either recyclable or reusable packaging as we strive to become a more sustainable company.
What inspired you to become a designer?
Growing up in a small town in Northern California, it never really occurred to me that becoming a designer was even a possibility. Although, I was always creating something – either drawing, painting, writing or sewing. It wasn’t until I came across the Fashion Institute located in Downtown LA that I realized I could make a profession out of being creative. After I realized that, the decision was made!
Why did you choose to design children’s bedding and decor?
I initially started as a Design Assistant for an apparel company in LA but I always knew that I wanted to work on something that was more hands on and with more of a variety of products. From there I sort of fell into the baby industry and soon realized it was the perfect fit for me. I love being able to design a wide range of products from bedding, to plush toys, to lamps & room decor that all work back to the nursery. It’s a bonus to think that these products truly make people happy and that it’s one of the most joyous purchases a young couple makes!
What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
I love coming up with the initial concept and the overall design process…but I have to say the most rewarding part of my job is, after months of development, finally seeing product reach the end consumer looking just as good as I first imagined it!
If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?
My favorite piece from the Lolli Living collection (right now) is the Owl Play Mat. I have a 7 month old daughter and it’s perfect for diaper changes on the floor (which is what we’ve resorted to since she doesn’t want to sit still anymore:). I also love the canvas art – it’s not too baby so I can keep it in her room for years to come!
What sets Lolli Living apart from others designers in your industry?
Lolli Living is really the only brand on the market offering designer mix & match bedding with unique textile designs and contemporary room decor & accessories. Our fabrics are made from 100% cotton, which is also rare in the baby bedding industry these days, and our packaging is sustainable.
Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?
Lolli Living is a lifestyle brand. We not only design and manufacture fabulous nursery decor and baby products, we also offer prenatal yoga and baby nutrition classes at our head office located in Irvine, California. We really love giving back to the community and providing the tools to create a ‘happy & healthy family.’
Now…Just for Fun
Favorite Food – Greek – hummus, pita, olives (yum:)
Favorite TV Show – Mad Men – I love the mid-century modern clothes and set!
Favorite Movie – Baby Mozart, Baby Einstein is my 7 month old daughter’s favorite movie right now – and for that same reason it’s mine, too! It allows me just enough time to pick up the house and make breakfast
Favorite Weekend Activity – My husband surfs so we love going to the beach (with the baby now)
Favorite Band – Phoenix