Casey Wilson's Growing Family Home
After finding out she was pregnant with baby number two — a boy, due in September — Marry Me alum Casey Wilson, 36, knew she needed to spruce up the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home she shares with husband David Caspe, 38, and their 2-year-old son Max. “A few of the rooms had been left to their own devices,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It needed a once-over.” Thanks to a little help from HomeGoods, the actress was able to make over her rec room and transform a spare space into a nursery for her latest little one.
Refreshed Rec Room
To make the rec room functional, Wilson honed in on its true purpose and threw out anything that wasn’t needed. “I have this treadmill, and I literally put about two miles on it. So that went into storage,” she says with a laugh, adding “We decided to be realistic about what the room is: it’s for playing with our son and watching TV.”
All in the Family
The star of the space is a 6’x4′ portrait of Wilson’s father, Paul, that she was gifted “inexplicably and of his own volition,” for Christmas three years ago. “It was so shocking and unwanted,” she says. “But now it’s kind of my favorite focal point in the home.” The other unexpected aspect of the personal portrait: “He’s oddly wearing a mustard colored blazer, so we had to work around that color palette.”
Her Martha Stewart Weddings cover and other mementos are displayed alongside a caricature from Max’s second birthday party. “My husband thinks the artist made him look overweight,” she says of the sketch. “But I guess that’s artistic interpretation for you. The artist sees what he sees.”
The new reading nook is one of Wilson’s favorite spots in her refreshed living space. “It’s just a really cute area and we do our reading there, and that’s been nice to have,” she says. “That’s where my treadmill used to be. RIP.”
Because she initially thought she was having a girl, Wilson decided to keep the existing toile wallpaper that she had in the office-turned-nursery. “I was kind of determined to keep it,” she says. “We tried to balance it out since it’s a baby’s room and not an 80-year-old woman’s room.”
A plush patterned rug, lots of stuffed animals and a bright, white color scheme give the room the welcoming vibe she was hoping for, as she plans to spend many hours here. “I wanted this to be really soft and cozy to me, since it appears it will be my jail for the first three months,” she says.
“A friend of mine painted watercolors and we framed them in really cute ways,” Wilson says of the animal artwork in a corner of the room. “It’s very special.”
Chic storage pieces from HomeGoods house all of the necessities for a new baby, and does double-duty as a display for a framed “You Are My Sunshine” print. “I got it before I had kids — I knew I wanted to put it in a baby’s room someday,” she explains. “I thought ‘I’m the only one in the world who has this,’ and I’ve subsequently seen it in many friends’ nurseries. I realized it’s mass produced but I’m so happy to have it.”
For more details of Wilson’s family home, pick up this issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.