Earlier today we introduced you to our PR-gal Molly. The next rad mom we're featuring as a part of our Style/Squared contest over on Pinterest is HATCH Collection's Rachael Bergstein. She's an Art Director for HATCH, one of her favorite clients (especially right now!) and we couldn't wait to get all her chic little secrets on how she keeps it cool in the city while juggling her career, toddler and pregnancy!
How do you balance your work, personal and family lives?
It's tough sometimes, but never boring. It begins early, and there isn't much sitting around. But I love it, and it keeps me creative and on my toes. I also have an incredible nanny, and a wonderful husband!
Where are you from originally?
Pound Ridge, New York
Where do you live now?
Where are your favorite places to go with your kid in your neighborhood?
Tompkins Square Park, the soccer field across from my studio.
Describe your everyday style.
I like to have a balance to my look and for it to be not overly complicated, so not many patterns or frilly things. I like a little boy-meets-girl. Some punky tough-ness mixed with a little boho sometimes, or just something that can cut and balance. High meets low, always clean and modern. Plus layering on some jewelry from my friend’s line Made Her Think is an easy way feel edgy and chic.
What is your favorite part about your home?
I love my home. I'd first have to say my family is my favorite thing about my home, and that it feels like a home to us. But James (my husband) and I had a very good time decorating it. We took our time and collected things along the way. We did it together, it was very collaborative and creative.
What’s the most important part of designing a nursery?
I want it to be stimulating for the baby, and fun, colorful and textural. But not to feel super baby, but to have a good mix of things that make it designed well and balanced like a beautiful room that the whole family will want to be in.
Who is your cool style mom icon?
The Animal Heads from DwellStudio—whether you have super clean, modern, or more eclectic style these are such a great accent in any room. My go-to from HATCH is The Slouch Dress or The Jumper. They are both so easy and so well designed, whether you are pregs or not, you look fantastic and put together as soon as you put them on!
Top 3 things always in your handbag?
Phone, Wallet, keys. Not very exciting…Maybe some pins for my hair.
Hardest part about being a working mom?
Time or lack of it. And not too much for yourself...
Best advice you’ve received on parenting?
Stay calm, it will pass. And teach your child nice manners.
Favorite kids book?
I LOVE Herve Tullet's Press Here book. It is really fun and creative. The little ones love it.
How about your kid’s favorite book?
What beauty product can you not live without?
I love Astara facial products. I've used them for years now.