Cullen Ormond

Home Associate Editor

Cullen Ormond is a writer based in New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a book (always open for recommendations, too!) or pushing her rescue pug, Peanut, in a stroller. In her dream apartment, there’ll be a conversation pit and lots of framed, vintage band posters.
This NYC Nursery Is a Perfectly Color-Coordinated, Hamptons-Inspired Oasis (That Wallpaper!)
A little beachy, a little preppy, all cute.
2 days ago
Before and After: How a “Dutch Tile Blue” Color-Drenching Transformed This Kids’ Shared Bedroom
It was cute before, but now it’s cozy and really nails that old-timey vibe.
Jul 3, 2024
Before and After: A “Very Beige” Bedroom Gets a Lively, Magical Makeover (And a Rock-Climbing Wall!)
The tree-and-birds mural was just the jumping off point.
Jun 18, 2024
This 80-Square-Foot Kid’s Room in NYC Feels Like You’re On a Train (In the Most Magical Way!)
It’s so cozy and feels like “a big warm hug,” too.
Jun 12, 2024
A Brooklyn Townhouse Kid’s Bedroom Blends Old-World Charm with Godzilla Posters
And painted trim in Farrow & Ball’s “Sudbury Yellow,” which looks so right.
Jun 5, 2024
Before & After: Warning! This Colorful Nursery Might Make You Hungry
It’s cute enough to eat!
May 29, 2024
Before & After: Parents Designed This Striking Desert-Themed Mural
The parents designed, sketched, and painted the mural themselves — and it’s gorgeous!
May 15, 2024
A Dreamy Blue Nursery in New York City
“My goal, first and foremost, was to create a space that I would love spending time in with my son,” Sara Adam Slywka says.
May 15, 2024
These “Dated” Kitchen Cabinets Totally Transform — Without a Drop of Paint
When this renter couldn’t paint her cabinets, she had to get creative.
May 11, 2024
B&A: A “Bland ’90s” Spare Room Becomes a Dreamy Nursery
With star-patterned wallpaper and coordinating blue trim.
May 8, 2024
Before & After: See the Incredible, Life-Size Tree House in These Kids’ Playroom
The treehouse is big enough for kids and parents alike.
May 1, 2024
Before and After: See How This Boys’ Bedroom Got a Dramatic Dark Makeover
Dramatic, yet still quite cozy.
Apr 24, 2024
This Kid’s Green and Blue Bedroom Is on A Houseboat — And There’s Storage Galore
There’s even a designated spot for this kid’s beloved soccer balls.
Apr 17, 2024
Before and After: A Kid’s Basic Peachy Bedroom Gets an Incredible “Sunshine and Rainbows” Makeover
We can't help but smile when we look at this room now.
Apr 17, 2024
This Striking Yellow Kid’s Bedroom Is the Blueprint For Successful Pattern Play
A hanging solar system tops it all off.
Apr 3, 2024
How to Create a Playful Kid’s Bedroom in an Industrial Loft
A wall-mounted IKEA cabinet leaves room for shoes.
Mar 20, 2024
Before & After: See This Kid’s Room Transform Into a Sunny, Mood-Boosting Tween Room
It's more grownup, but still playful.
Mar 13, 2024
This Parent Built a Sleeping Hut Inside Their Son’s Nursery (Complete With Hot Air Balloons!)
Her inspiration? The beach huts of Normandy.
Mar 13, 2024
Before & After: Gorgeous Green-Gray Cabinets Breathe New Life Into This Mid-Century Kitchen
It’s a timeless take on a trendy look.
Mar 8, 2024
A Jenny Lind-Inspired Spindle Crib Is the Focal Point in This Calming Nursery
Tour the founder of Milk & Honey Clothier's son's nursery that includes a vintage-inspired crib.
Mar 6, 2024
Before and After: This Designer Created a Backlit Mountain Range Wall Panel for a Kid’s Room
It looks like the sun is just setting or rising!
Mar 6, 2024
How Renters Created an Earthy Nursery Nook in Their NYC Bedroom
It might be a small space, but it has all the amenities a kid could ever need.
Mar 6, 2024
This Sun-Drenched Llama-Themed Nursery Is a “Very Safe Space”
This calming nursery has so many fluffy accents.
Feb 28, 2024
A Cozy Blue and Yellow Boy’s Nursery in the Netherlands
This nursery is a case study on combining old and new styles.
Feb 21, 2024
This Primary Bedroom and Nursery Combo Is Equal Parts Mature and Playful
Anna Harp started collecting vintage, thrifted pieces for the space before she even knew she was pregnant.
Feb 14, 2024
Before and After: An “Empty and Lifeless” Space Becomes Three Colorful Bedroom Nooks
They referenced the lively spirit of Louisiana when designing the space and titled the bedroom(s) makeover “Born on the Bayou.” 
Feb 14, 2024
Before & After: Striking Teal Cabinets Add Fun and Drama to This “Lifeless ’80s” Kitchen
They still managed to honor the space's original features.
Feb 14, 2024
This Colorful Shared Kids’ Room Has Private Spaces and Storage For Days
Because storage is everything in kids’ rooms.
Feb 7, 2024
Before and After: A Basic Closet Gets a Floral Mural and Work Station for Only $500
It’s a craft station, study area, and vanity all in one.
Jan 26, 2024
A “Dark and Dull” Nursery Gets a Nature-Inspired DIY Mural
Carrie Kline wanted to “bottle up the feeling of camping, hiking, roasting marshmallows, and going on adventures” with this DIY mural.
Jan 24, 2024
The Lofted Ball Pit in This Living Room (Using an IKEA Toddler Bed!) Doesn’t Sacrifice on Style
We thought we'd seen every iteration of this popular IKEA kids' bed ... until now!
Jan 24, 2024
Before & After: This Under-$200 Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Brings the Drama
All it took was a can of paint and some elevated hardware.
Jan 22, 2024
The $10 Item This Tidying Pro Puts in Every Drawer in Her Kitchen (No, It Isn’t an Organizer)
It’s not only functional, but it also makes your drawers look “elegant and neat.”
Jan 17, 2024