Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

This Hawaii Couple Designed a Unique Handmade Nursery for their Firstborn Child

For new parents Emily and Davin Jaime, it's a fashionable and functional labor of love.

In the months leading up to the birth of their firstborn daughter, Kailua-based business The Splinter Concept’s Davin Jaime and YIREH fashion designer Emily Jaime poured their love of design into their baby’s nursery. Both avid travelers with a passion for art, the couple focused the nursery around key pieces that are as fashionable as they are functional.

Envisioning his future as a father, Davin took to his workshop to create custom, one-of-a-kind furniture for his baby. The task was as heartfelt and emotional as it was inspiring for Davin, who envisioned the pieces as keepsakes that would stand the test of time.

This timeless dresser is one of the pieces father Davin Jaime built for his new daughter. 
Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

“I wanted her to have a timeless piece like the dresser that could grow with her through many stages of her life. I also wanted to make the crib so that I knew she was sleeping safely in a sturdy piece of furniture,” he explains.

Mood boards guided the couple as they discussed the look and feel they hoped the room would cultivate for their growing family. The result is a mixture of midcentury modern furniture with a rustic island flair, accented by bohemian touches that are a nod to YIREH’s global aesthetic.