As those of you who devoutly follow the lives of former “Beverly Hills, 90210” cast members probably already know, Tori Spelling opened an antiques and home décor store in Sherman Oaks, Calif., earlier this year (Donna Martin decorates!) just two doors down from fellow professional famous person Lisa Rinna’s boutique. The name of Spelling’s store? InvenTORI.
Perhaps less publicized than Spelling’s antique-y retail endeavor is fellow 90210 alumnus
Valerie Malone Tiffani (Amber) Thiessen's recently launched eco-friendly children’s furniture line.
Yep, that’s right — the woman who disrupted the hormones of many a pre-teen boy during her pre-90210 stint as neon scrunchie enthusiast, high school cheerleader, and Zack Morris love object, Kelly Kapowski, is now behind a collection of Sustainable Furnishings Council-certified cribs, dressers, gliders and more.
Thiessen’s new eco-furniture line is called PetitNest, and I actually think some of the items — all made in the U.S. for additional green appeal — are quite attractive, particularly the Sophie Dresser ($1,650). The furniture is built to last from quality materials and is designed to be blend into other rooms of the home like an adult’s bedroom after it “outgrows” the nursery. It’s a shame I didn’t know about PetitNest this past winter while I was doing my nursery design-centric "Green Crib" series of posts.
Given Thiessen’s non-design background — in addition to starring in “Saved by the Bell” and “Beverly Hills, 90210" she’s appeared in a whole slew of Lifetime Original Movies and "Son in Law" with Pauly Shore — it would make sense that someone with some design expertise would be involved in PetitNest.
That someone is Lonni Paul, an award-winning interior designer and the reigning female finalist on HGTV’s “Design Star.” Thiessen and Paul came up with the idea for PetitNest while working together to create a nursery for Thiessen’s daughter.
Described as “a unique furniture and bedding collection for infants and children that is all grown up, from a design perspective, but is firmly in touch with its 'inner child,'” it appears that the PetitNest webstore is open for business, although there seem to be some bits and pieces missing. Take a look around and let me know what you think.
Furniture images: PetitNest