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Natalie Hurst

Hello! I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband and four kids. We moved to Salt Lake almost three years ago after living in Philadelphia, PA and Rochester, MN while my husband completed medical school and residency. We loved living in different parts of the country, but are enjoying being back in Utah (where I grew up) and being close to family! I love spending time with my husband and kids outside and exploring new places and cities with them. I love to read and love beautiful things!

I have three boys (ages 10, 7, and 4) and a 7 month old little girl. It is wonderful to have a baby in our home again, and we are also really enjoying entering the older kids stage as well (double digits!). We’ve loved watching our family grow and change and each new stage is better than the last.

I graduated with a BFA in Interior Design from Brigham Young University in 2002 and after working in the lighting industry for a couple of years, spent almost ten years consulting mainly for family and friends. In 2014, I felt ready to expand my business and started Natalie Hurst Interiors, LLC. The nursery I will be designing for the Oilo design challenge is for my first niece (arriving around May 4th), and I couldn’t be more excited!

Living on the east coast definitely influenced my design style. I’d describe my style as classic, with clean lines and beautiful textiles, and modern elements mixed in. I’ve always loved the marriage of traditional classic architecture and modern furnishings and accessories. I also love incorporating a little something unexpected in each space.

We are taking one large room and splitting it into two smaller rooms- one of which will be the nursery (so my sister can have all 3 of her little kids upstairs). This week the new wall was framed! We also had a planning meeting where we hashed out and finalized each item going into the nursery and created an ordering schedule. I ordered some beautiful curtain fabric and found some perfectly colored pompom trim for the curtains. I also ordered some fabulous hardware for the dresser we'll be using- I cannot wait for it to arrive!! I think our biggest challenges are working with a small room and budget- but both bring opportunities for fun and creative solutions!

We made the most progress on the structure of the room itself! The wall is in! It was sheet rocked and trim has been added and everything has been primed. Ceiling and wall paint will be up in the next few days (we'll be using Sherwin Williams Faint Coral). I'm so excited to really get moving on putting the room together after that. We also had some pretty fabrics made into beautiful pillows! 

We received our Minted art and got it hung. It is so pretty!! The brass curtain rod is hung and the curtains are being made. Hardware is on the dresser and the rug got delivered yesterday! So exciting to see things come together!