Erinn of Strawberry Swing and other things is on the blog today sharing her daughter Kenley’s nursery. I first found her when I was pretending that we had room for a teepee and was searching tutorials (you can find hers here). Scroll down for some eye candy!
“I love decorating our home, but I really love decorating nurseries and children’s rooms. When we found out we were expecting our second girl, I knew I wanted her room to be opposite of her sister’s whimsical and playful room.
I was being drawn to soft muted colors like dusty lavender, peach, and gold and lots of feminine floral prints.
For a self proclaimed tomboy such as myself who refuses to wear pink, this was so not my standard style. In the end, it’s my favorite room I ever put together and I love spending time in there.”
You can see the original room tour here and stick around for pretty photos of Erinn’s kids, fashion, crafts, and home. Erinn also has an Etsy shop Mallow & Graeme which I hope re-opens soon!
I love all the gold details, the art she put together, and how clean and unfussy the room is. It’s also a room Kenley can easily grow in and while it’s definitely feminine, it’s not too girly at all. Thanks for sharing Erinn! What’s your favorite part of the room?
When I first spotted Jenni and Leah’s blog love & lion, I had a full minute where I selfishly wanted to keep them to myself. Then I decided to be a better person and share them with all of you. I will accept your accolades now.
“When Amara was born, we actually had her in another room ( that we later realized wasn’t practical for any of us) that was full of pink, a chevron wall, french doors that let light come in, and it was right at the top of the staircase. We decided to move her into another room in our house, and start fresh! I knew I wanted white walls with touches of color…the end!”
“We are in the process of creating a play room right now, so I kept her bedroom simple and minimal in the toy department. I just had to have a decal wall somewhere. Gold was an obvious choice for me, so I went with the polka dot decals from Urban Walls. I love the way it turned out! It is, by far, my favorite thing to stare at in her room.”
“I got crafty and created a felt ball garland, painted a dresser and lined the drawers with wrapping paper, made a pendant light, and created a ” 3D” piece of artwork with animal heads. It stopped there though! Everything else was purchased.”
“I think it is super important to create your own “perfect space” for your child(ren). Even if it is the only room in your house that is complete, you won’t regret it. I find it to be such a serene corner of our home, and I love being in there with Amara!”
For product sources and more photos, check out this post
Thank you so much for letting me share Amara’s room, Jenni!
Why I can’t stop staring:
I LOVE that the room is white, but so fresh and full of color
That play kitchen is possibly my favorite E.V.E.R. It’s gorgeous!!
Gold polka dots. Duh.
All the little DIY details
I want to keep going and just list absolutely everything that is going on in this room (the cord-wrapping! the pendant! the felt ball garland! those photos!… I’ll stop cheating now.)
What’s your favorite part of this room? Do you have a room, party, or project you want to submit? Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d love to discuss it with you!
I found Lynzy of Sparkling Footsteps on Instagram (where else?) and loved her fab style and her cute baby Olivia. And then I spied Olivia’s pretty nursery!
“While I was pregnant with Olivia, I went a bit crazy with nesting and putting together her nursery became my favorite thing to do. Each piece that was placed in there was given much thought and strategically placed. I wanted to give it a neutral base with a feminine touch. I am already daydreaming of her future “big kid bedroom”!
Thank you so much for sharing Olivia’s room, Lynzy!
She has such a great eye for accessories! I loooove the bow garland and Rifle Paper Co. garland and pretty mobile over the crib. She also did such a good job with the gallery wall over the changing table. And I obviously adore those baskets next to the perfectly styled bookcase. And ohhh that little gold clock, practical and pretty. You can find all sources on Lynzy’s blog Sparkling Footsteps.
Thanks again, Lynzy! You can find more Room Tours here. If you have a room you’d like to submit or a store you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you! E-mail me at email@example.com
I found Bree on Instagram (it’s definitely my favorite social media outlet nowadays) and the second I saw Boss’ room, I shamelessly begged Bree to let me share it. I’m going to let her tell you more about it, but this bald cutie and his pretty mama have totally captured my heart (and my room envy)
“I think it’s best to start with the important things, so first off, I am one very proud mother to a beautiful 8 month old boy, Boston Cooper Taylor, or Boss as we call him.”
“He is my sun, my moon and all of my stars. Secondly, my name is Bree, I’m 21 years old and I live in Australia. I’ve always loved DIY but after becoming a mother this side of me really started to take over. This seems to be a common occurrence, am I right? It’s almost like child birth automatically signs us up to a secret mum/mom club where we suddenly live, love, breathe craft and chop all our hair off.”
“You’re probably wondering why it took until our baby was 8 months old to create this space. Basically, we we’re every obstetricians dream clients, ticked every box; young, fit and fertile! Unfortunately though, we still endured a bit of a rocky pregnancy. We are blessed that everything went splendidly in the end, but with my finishing work sooner than expected, the extra doctors bills and our first mortgage, financially, my dream nursery was not a priority. After 6 months of staring at bland walls for sometimes hours at a time during all-nighters and endless boob marathons, I’d had enough and finally got stuck into it.”
The room (like most these days) was initially inspired by an image on Pinterest, although after being influenced by our personalities, it ended up almost completely different. It’s far from your traditional baby blue boys room, but we’re not exactly your traditional family either.
So to us it’s perfect.. Perfectly us.”
“Thanks again for sharing our little space, such an honor :)”
Thank you so much for sharing Boss’ nursery, Bree!
I love that Bree didn’t force herself to put something together before she was ready and instead waited and thrifted and came up with this gorgeous mix of handmade touches. I adore that there are a lot of triangles but it doesn’t feel theme-y at all. I love all the patterns (the crib sheet, quilt, wall decals..etc.) And my absolute favorite thing is the doll Bree made!
Bree will be selling dolls like that after the holidays!!! They don’t have any buttons or anything dangerous on them and are chock-full of great sensory touches for your babe! Follow her on Instagram to find out when and get a shot at these fab handmade dolls
Pssst…. Bree was also kind enough to share a source list so you can take the inspiration and run with it!
Teenage Gilit is so jealous of Sloan. Together with her mom Laurie of Laurie Jones Home, they put together a fun, bright, and layered room filled with personal touches and DIYs.
“Her room was put together for hopefully the last time (we’ve change it a lot). It happened because she wanted to go back to a twin bed and set it up like a couch so her friends could sit on it and free some space up on the floor, where they actually all sit. We found the metal day bed at the Goodwill and I sprayed it green.”
“I bought a couple malm dressers that I hacked like everyone else and added some wood elements like the dresser and wood shades. I didn’t want to buy her another bedding set so I bought the mexican blanket on ebay that already had the colors of her room, I also didn’t re-paint her room. It was for sure working with what she had!”
“The room has a lot of elements that makes it personal to Sloan, like the artwork, she’s been collecting a new piece about every year. It doesn’t have to be expensive just something that isn’t mass produced. We’ve hung her guitar and since she loves fashion she has a mannequin she likes to display her jewerly and clothing on.”
Thank you so much for sharing, Sloan and Laurie! I love love LOVE that blanket (and bedskirt!), the Urban Walls gold heart decal (I’m obsessed with UW btw and you should be too), and how personal the decor in the room is.
Were you this cool when you were her age? What did your room look like? I was changing mine, moving furniture around every chance I got. Check out Laurie’s blog for more fab home inspiration.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah!I am so very very grateful for my family, friends, and all of you and I love me some Chanukah!
I am so incredibly excited to share Holly’s room with you. Holly is the beautiful girl in the photos below who is lucky enough to be the daughter of children’s interior designer Belinda Kurtz of Petite Vintage Interiors. Now go get a bib because you are going to be drooling alot:
Holly’s Modern Vintage Room
“In the past few years I have discovered a passion for refinishing old furniture so when I came across this child size peacock chair on ebay for $50, I knew the direction I wanted to take with Holly’s room design.”
“As a children’s interior designer I know that children’s rooms need to be gorgeous but also practical and wallet friendly so I wanted to save money where I could so I could splurge on some statement items. I started to source a few more items vintage items to complement the chair and found some gorgeous little side tables that I sprayed yellow. I refinished the dolls bassinet which is over 40 years old.”
“We wanted to invest in a great bed that would last Holly into her teens and I had to have the gorgeous merino blanket covering her bed. I made the rug, which is just braided fabric I had left over from other projects and an old bed sheet. The paper (Pajaki) chandelier was a project that Holly and I completed together.”
“It took about 6 months to pull all of the pieces together and to complete the DIY projects but we are all thrilled with how it’s come together. Every time Holly walks through the door she says ‘I love my room!’ and that makes all the hard work worthwhile. My decorating philosophy was to invest my money into pieces that will grow with Holly and not to be afraid to tackle a bit of DIY to save money.”
Thank you so much for sharing, Belinda!!
I am beyond in love with this room and it feels a little ridiculous to start listing why, because it’s everything, but I’m going to try to pinpoint some of my favorite parts:
Some of my favorite shops are represented here! The gold and pink wall decals from Urban Walls, the gold heart pillow from Max and Me (a Store Spotlight coming up!), and the cloud pillow from Baby Donkie!
On Monday I shared the evolution of Aiden’s room. It went from white to blue, we changed the layout, and we added bedding and a rug.
We knew that eventually there’d be another kid in this room and when we found out we were having a girl I was really excited to make it work for both of them.
Yet again, I waited until Serena and Lily had a big sale. It’s almost always worth the wait because you can usually get 50-70% off. So we switched the bedding and added a gecko to the alphabet print.
Then we switched up the art above the changing table…
But we wanted something over the crib and felt that the flower canvas was the wrong size for over the changing table.
So up went a gallery wall over the changing table, we moved the canvas over the crib, and we moved the alphabet poster to the other side of the wall, above the glider.
Finally, the “Room Reveal”:
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The hamper was a fantastic find because I’ve been eyeing the Serena and Lily and Land of Nod ones but couldn’t make myself drop that much money for it and then I saw this at Home Goods for $24!
How cute is this tote? It was a gift from someone in the neighborhood from Bella Mia and the owner lives in our neighborhood too!
The ottoman came with our couch and we don’t need it. Anyone need a large rectangular beige ottoman? It doesn’t have storage.
The bed is a trundle from PB Teen. They have something almost identical on Pottery Barn that costs a lot more. We wanted to get Aiden a bed he could ostensibly have until he goes to college and while our Ikea furniture has served us well thus far, we wanted to invest a bit in this purchase. Beadboard isn’t really my style but at the time it was on sale for a few hundred less than the one I wanted (which is currently cheaper! Go figure.)
The spot over the owl canvas bin and toy chest is up in the air at the moment. We’re considering hooks for some of Aiden’s costume whatnot.
I made the Aiden train from wooden letters and craft paint that I got from Michael’s when Aiden was born.
This doll was one of my favorite gifts for Mia, I’m totally head over heels in love with it. The “M” is from Anthropologie.
The shelf looks different here than in the big picture of the bookcase because a certain little boy ran off with some of it….
I’m constantly re-organizing the kids’ closet to accommodate their ever-changing sizes and needs. Honestly, not having storage space in the apartment means most outgrown things are at my mom’s house (thank you!)
And something pretty to end it off..
Whew! So that’s Aiden and Mia’s shared room. There’s a little bit more we want to do but we’re just about done and I’m happy with where it is.
Have you had a room you’ve done and redone until it felt right? I’d love it if you’d share!