As a part of our Style/Squared contest over on Pinterest, we asked our own Molly Peterson—Communications Director here at DwellStudio—for her secrets to outfitting the nursery, dressing in maternity-chic and maintaining her sartorial sanity with a toddler in tow—and one on the way!
How do you balance your work, personal and family lives?
I’m lucky to have the BEST husband who understands that I love my job and takes over when I can’t at home. I try not to sweat the small stuff and make life easier where I can – i.e. Going out for dinner A LOT.
Where are you from originally?
Where do you live now?
Where are your favorite places to go with your kid in your neighborhood?
I live right on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint, so I get the best of both neighborhoods. We love:
Hotel Delmano for weekend late afternoons with other families.
McCarren Park for play dates.
Egg for Sunday pancakes.
Five Leaves for hot chocolate & coffee.
Sweet William for clothes for Lucas.
The East River waterfront for running like crazy.
Describe your everyday style.
A little bohemian, a little luxe.
What is your favorite part about your home?
Our open floor plan – the kitchen flows into the living/dining spaces…which means we all hang out together all the time.
What’s the most important part of designing a nursery?
Think ahead - buy pieces that you'll want for your big kids' room too. A soft rug! You are on that floor SO much.
What do you really want for Mother’s Day?
A day at Central Park followed by early supper with my guys somewhere yummy. And a handmade card – every mom wants that!
What is the one thing DwellStudio and Hatch makes that you give to all your friends?
Top 3 things always in your handbag?
Bright lipstick, iPhone, Amy’s Bunny Fruit Snack mini packets for meltdowns
Hardest part about being a working mom?
Letting work go at the end of the day. I try.
What beauty product can you not live without?
Best advice you’ve received on parenting?
The happier you are...the happier your kids are.
Favorite kids book?
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendack
What movie do you want your life to look like?