Ashlee Simpson Ross Shows Off Son Ziggy’s Bohemian Nursery
Ashlee Simpson Ross started her career as Jessica Simpson’s punk rock little sister. These days, she’s a mother of three married to singer and actor (and Diana Ross’s son) Evan Ross, but she still has a decidedly edgy style, which is reflected in her home. “I would say that we do have a Bohemian eclectic feel throughout our house. We love textures,” the “Pieces of Me” singer tells AD.
When creating a room for her son Ziggy Blu, whom she and Ross welcomed in October, “we really wanted the aesthetic to match the rest of our house” she says. They called upon Pottery Barn Kids for help, and incorporated rich wood pieces like the West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids Mid-Century crib and dresser and fun details like Urbanwalls Half Moons Wall Decals and neon lightning bolts.
The result is a space where the entire family—including Simpson’s 12-year-old son Bronx (with ex-husband Pete Wentz) and five-year-old daughter Jagger—love to hang out. Below, she tells us more.
Architectural Digest: What was your initial vision for Ziggy’s room?
Ashlee Simpson Ross: Having three kids, I realized that the clutter happens, so we chose to keep it more minimal. We also wanted the room to be something he could grow into. My favorite is the glider. It is rust, which is my favorite color right now. It has got this super soft material. With his crib and changing table, we went with midcentury, which I love. Then we did wall decals which brought a really fun edge to the room.
How is his nursery different from Bronx’s or Jagger’s when they were babies?
It is always interesting to see the different trends. With Ziggy’s room, Pottery Barn Kids has the most amazing faux sheepskin rug that I actually put in Jagger’s room too. They are so soft and cozy. With Bronx’s room, I went very Disney. It was my first kid. Then I realized he grew out of that room really fast. With Jagger I went very Bohemian, but she had a lot of stuff in it. But I loved her room so much. Ziggy’s room kind of has like a masculine bohemian feel.
Did your husband help with the design at all?
Evan is very opinionated—which I love. But it’s nice because we have similar taste. We get along.
Is there anything in the room that has proved more useful than you initially thought it would be?
Yeah! There is a daybed in here and I was like, Are we going to use this? But it is amazing. I love the daybed because Bronx and Jagger really hang out on there. So it kind of makes Ziggy’s room a place that everyone can come in and everyone has a place to sit and play. And we can lay him there. It is really nice.
Ziggy isn’t very old, but does his room fit his little personality?
It really does. This room has a zen feel, which is so nice. Every morning we are in here listening to music. I think the most important piece to have is a rocker. I am obsessed with our glider, it is amazing. We hang here, listen to music, get our Bob Marley on. His personality is very calm and happy. He loves music already.