Maria Menounos Takes Us Inside Her Nursery for Baby Athena: Watch

When it got here to designing the proper room for her new child daughter, Athena, Maria Menounos knew it needed to embrace a number of particular touches.

Menounos, 45, gave Us Weekly an unique tour of her child woman’s nursery, throughout which she confirmed off her “favourite” and “most vital” a part of the room.

“I [told my designer], ‘I’ve these cross-stitching items from my mother and my grandma, and I really need you to include them into the room,” she shares. “And so they had been the final items that I’ve.”

Hanging above Athena’s altering desk is a cross-stitched image of just a little woman praying made by Maria’s late mom, Litsa Menounos, whereas a trio of floral and classic cross-stitched designs resides about Athena’s crib.

“That simply lit me up after I noticed this. I used to be like, I wouldn’t have identified even what to do and how one can do it and naturally they do ‘trigger they’re the professionals,” Maria — who shares Athena together with her husband, Keven Undergaro — tells Us. “And so, for me, it’s not like I don’t need the Architectural Digest home. I need one thing which means one thing.”

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Amongst Athena’s many toys is a “little pink elephant,” one thing Maria mentioned she hopes holds nice worth to her daughter in the future. “I nonetheless have my first stuffed animal my dad received me within the hospital and [I know] how a lot that’s meant to me,” she explains. “So, I needed to have the ability to get her first toy or stuffed animal. And so it’s this.”

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Along with a well-stocked bookshelf, rocking chair and a big pillow for “tummy time,” Athena has loads of cute outfits for her dad and mom to decorate her in. “She’s received just a little butterfly outfit,” the “Heal Squad” podcast host tells Us. “I name her my petaloúda, which is butterfly in Greek. So I’m solely talking to her in Greek, [as is] my dad. After which, Abuelita Violeta speaks to her in Spanish. And so, we wish her to be multilingual.”

For all of Athena’s clothes objects, Maria is keen on a pair of child Nike sneakers gifted to her by a fan. “That is considered one of my favourite little items. This was given to me by a listener from my present who I helped together with her mind tumor,” she notes. “And so, she customized these sneakers with the lemon logos from my present, ‘Heal Squad.’”

One distinctive function of Athena’s nursery is a full-sized mattress for the child woman’s nanny — or her dad and mom — to relaxation on whereas Athena naps. “If [Athena’s] sleeping for just a little bit, the child nurse can move out,” Maria explains. “All of us have just a little place to relax, so we’ve got the mattress right here for that cause.”

An Inside Look at Maria Menounos- Daughter-s Nursery
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For the room’s design, Maria tells Us she needed it to be “very chill” and “very nice and easy.” The truth is, a lot of the nursery’s’ décor is from Goal and Wayfair. “I didn’t wanna be, you already know, fussing about making the proper nursery and we’ve got to have this and we’ve got to have that,” she shared.

She continues: “I additionally need her to develop up as regular as attainable, despite the fact that she’s nonetheless in irregular circumstances. I need her to develop up like me just a little bit. So, I figured final minute, my designers had performed my studio — the ‘Heal Squad’ — I mentioned, ‘May you assist me out with the room?’ And, after all, they made it lovely, however on a funds, in order that was very nice.”

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