The sisters’ research went into high gear when Laura and Scott were expecting a second baby in 2006, requiring a move from Westwood, California, to a larger home in nearby Santa Monica. The renovation of the ’50s ranch required months of research, with the sisters discovering a variety of building and decorative products that are healthy for children. “Babies’ immature organs and developing immune systems are less able to cope with the toxins in their environment,” Alison points out.
Matthew, that second baby, is shown here in the playroom.
Pillows (“Tree’’ and “Woodland Creatures’’): K Studio, 616/363-4993.
Lion and owl pillows (from Zid Zid Kids): Design Public, 800/506-6541.
Throw (“Ask the Robin’’): Pillows and Throws, pillowsandthrows.com.
Art table and chairs; painted trucks, train, giraffe (Mohaupt Woodworking): Peaceful Nursery, peacefulnursery.com.
Train table: Little Colorado, 303/964-3212.
Wooden trucks: Nova Natural, 877/668-2111.
Art caddy: Under the Nile, 800/710-1264.
Shelves: IKEA, ikea.com.