"It's been so fun to decorate the home that my kids are going to grow up in," new mom of two Jessica Simpson told Us Weekly two months after welcoming her second child, son Ace Knute, who joins big sister Maxwell Drew at home with the singer and her former NFL player fiance Eric Johnson.
Indeed, Ace's new nursery is one sweet hideaway. Decorated by Los Angeles-based Shabby Chic designer Rachel Ashwell, the tot's nursery is a mix of flea market finds and high-end pieces. "It's traditional, but a little bit country," the designer tells Us of the blue oasis. To keep Ace and his mom comfy, Ashwell covered a chair in denim patchwork ($3,800, rascc.net) and added leather panels to an Emelia crib ($899, restorationhardware.com).
To pay homage to Simpson's home state, she hung a Texas flag on the wall, custom-embroidered with a Neil Young lyric about "dancin' in the light" ($1,250, rascc.net). The entire room — nestled in the $11.5 million mansion the couple purchased from Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne in April 2013 — is painted in Benjamin Moore Caribbean Coast and Chalk White paint.
"It was cool to see it all come together," Simpson, who has her own signature home collection in the works, gushed to Us. "So creative!"
Simpson says the peaceful pad fits with her newborn's ever-evolving personality. "Carrying Ace, I felt a connection with him. The moment he came out, I thought, He's going to have a really strong personality, but he's going to be a little more sensitive."
Though home life with her newly formed family of four can get chaotic, Simpson wouldn't trade it for the world. "With two kids, we have our hands full, but every day is a new adventure," she muses. "I feel very at peace with being a mom. It's fun!"
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