A round of applause is well deserved by Newport’s own Infant Interiors and owner Roselle McConnell, who snagged the cover of issue of Kids Today magazine’s September/October 2010 issue. The ensuing story in the pages of the mag, “Shoppers Flock to Rhode Island for Infant Interiors,” showcases just some of McConnell’s impeccable design work.
If you haven’t been, Infant Interiors on Freebody Street is an idyllic space for expecting mommies and those who love them. There are plush toys, accessories and gear, custom artwork, apparel (with lots of stretch!), gifts and showrooms to inspire the nursery and children’s rooms. Some of the boutique’s more popular lines include the classic and cozy 100% cotton cable layette gown by Egg Baby, hooded sweaters and blankies from Angel Dear, linens for babies and children by Serena and Lily, and luxury linens by Lulla Smith. Just in this week, by popular demand, are super soft Aden & Anais swaddling blankets.
Roselle and her designs have been featured in Creative Homeowner books, Better Homes and Gardens Kids’ Rooms, Dream Bedrooms: The Most Romantic Rooms Ever and more locally, Southern New England Home, The Baby Guide, and Newport Life Magazine. Roselle’s rooms have also appeared on Better Connecticut Television and ABC6 News in Rhode Island, and she’s fashioned three Designer Showhouse nurseries for charity since 2003.
Infant Interiors is located at 8 Freebody Street, # 1, in Newport, 842-0010. Shop online at www.infantinteriors.com