Menounos, 45, gave Us Weekly an unique tour of her child lady’s nursery, throughout which she confirmed off her “favourite” and “most vital” a part of the room.
“I [told my designer], ‘I’ve these cross-stitching items from my mother and my grandma, and I really need you to include them into the room,” she shares. “They usually have been the final items that I’ve.”
Hanging above Athena’s altering desk is a cross-stitched image of slightly lady praying made by Maria’s late mom, Litsa Menounos, whereas a trio of floral and classic cross-stitched designs resides about Athena’s crib.
“That simply lit me up after I noticed this. I used to be like, I wouldn’t have identified even what to do and how you can do it and naturally they do ‘trigger they’re the professionals,” Maria — who shares Athena together with her husband, Keven Undergaro — tells Us. “And so, for me, it’s not like I don’t need the Architectural Digest home. I would like one thing meaning one thing.”
Amongst Athena’s many toys is a “little pink elephant,” one thing Maria stated she hopes holds nice worth to her daughter someday. “I nonetheless have my first stuffed animal my dad bought me within the hospital and [I know] how a lot that’s meant to me,” she explains. “So, I wished to have the ability to get her first toy or stuffed animal. And so it’s this.”
Along with a well-stocked bookshelf, rocking chair and a big pillow for “tummy time,” Athena has loads of lovable outfits for her dad and mom to decorate her in. “She’s bought slightly butterfly outfit,” the “Heal Squad” podcast host tells Us. “I name her my petaloúda, which is butterfly in Greek. So I’m solely chatting with her in Greek, [as is] my dad. After which, Abuelita Violeta speaks to her in Spanish. And so, we would like her to be multilingual.”
For all of Athena’s clothes gadgets, Maria is keen on a pair of child Nike sneakers gifted to her by a fan. “That is one in every of my favourite little items. This was given to me by a listener from my present who I helped with her brain tumor,” she notes. “And so, she customized these sneakers with the lemon logos from my present, ‘Heal Squad.’”
One distinctive characteristic of Athena’s nursery is a full-sized mattress for the infant lady’s nanny — or her dad and mom — to relaxation on whereas Athena naps. “If [Athena’s] sleeping for slightly bit, the infant nurse can cross out,” Maria explains. “All of us have slightly place to relax, so we now have the mattress right here for that motive.”
For the room’s design, Maria tells Us she wished it to be “very chill” and “very nice and easy.” In reality, a lot of the nursery’s’ décor is from Goal and Wayfair. “I didn’t wanna be, you recognize, fussing about making the right nursery and we now have to have this and we now have to have that,” she shared.
She continues: “I additionally need her to develop up as regular as potential, regardless that she’s nonetheless in abnormal circumstances. I would like her to develop up like me slightly bit. So, I figured final minute, my designers had accomplished my studio — the ‘Heal Squad’ — I stated, ‘Might you assist me out with the room?’ And, after all, they made it lovely, however on a price range, in order that was very nice.”
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