When we first moved in, we repainted the entire house, including this room. But what I learned in the two years since was that this room, arguably the brightest room in the house, was not conducive to naps. I had painted it a light gray-blue, which did not help the situation. So a couple of months ago, in anticipation of the youngest of our brood kicking his older brother out, I repainted it a dark stone color which happened to be sitting in our basement left over from another project. There was just enough paint for two coats, and voila! A nursery re-do which boasts a much darker, more tranquil atmosphere for the nap-impaired.
We swapped out a few things to personalize it, like this mirror bunting, then it was ready for Emil.
The rug is one of my favorite things in this room; big, round, plush, and BRIGHT! I wanted to keep the rest of the room neutral and calm since the orange is so dominating. We found it at IKEA. The glider has seen much use and has caused many asleep hind-ends over the past 4 1/2 years of near-constant use. The dresser with marble top(!) is an antique gifted from my mom (like much of the furniture in our house)!
Almost all of the artwork in here is from old books which were falling apart, and frames left over from college.
We have plants in nearly every room- I’ve found through trial and error that succulents do best, and they require very little maintenance…
… unlike other things…
A vintage denim shirt found on Etsy which Emil fit into for about one day before outgrowing. Octopus hook found at Anthropologie.
The canvas print above was also found on Etsy- I love this guy‘s stuff! The old tambourine is made from bent wood and flattened bottle caps and makes an awesome sound- I use it to distract Emil during diaper changes… otherwise you don’t want to know what happens.
Where are you going, sir?
Now would someone please baby proof this house already?