Welcome home, baby! Motherhood has been full of surprises for Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis' Jenni Pulos. "Not knowing the gender was a highlight!" says Pulos, who welcomed her 8 pound, 10 ounce-daughter, Alianna, with surgeon husband Jonathan Nassos, 36, on June 29.
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The Flipping Out star, an ambassador for Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend, designed a sweet and serene nursery for Alianna -- and tells Us that her little daughter "is a fireball."
Decorating the nursery also brought unexpected thrills. For the walls, the couple ordered stencils on Etsy.com to use with Jeff Lewis Color paint, a line by her costar. "We messed up and reversed the colors!" says the Bravo star, 40. "Thankfully, it was a happy accident. The gray against the white is beautiful and we saved money by not wallpapering."
Pulos mixed patterns in the custom-designed nursery (no more than three, she says) and added playful touches such as a zebra-print Jonathan Adler rug and framed fabric matching Alianna’s blanket. She stuck to white furniture because "it’s timeless."
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Splurges included a $1,100 Imperio Crib by Romina Furniture -- "It turns into a toddler bed,” she reasons -- and a custom swivel chair by Zoumas Design. Gushes Pulos, "I’ll pass it down to my daughter, so she’ll have it forever."