Around The Room: Baby A


I am so excited to have this room all set up and ready to go for Baby A's arrival in the next two weeks. As you will see and read below it is pretty much a mixture of Ikea, etsy, and a bunch of second hand finds.

My approach to her room was to keep it light and bright and simple and cozy. It's a mixture of orange, yellow, red, and white with an emphasis on photos and a few little pieces of art.

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From the doorway, looking to the left. The crib is a nice small, simple one from Ikea (Gulliver) and is in the center of the room. In the corner is the changing table that was found at an antique store in Astoria, Oregon. It used to be out in our living room but found a new home in here.


It's providing great storage for all those cloth diapers.


The crib bedding is a light yellow floral print from The Land of Nod. The blanket on the couch is from the same collection. In the crib there is also a great little orange dot blanket from Quilt Baby. The moses basket next to the couch was a gift from my Mom to my sister-in-law Liz and she is now sharing it with me. The couch is a pull-out bed (and the crib is easy to move) that we found at World Market and used to be in Chris' office. I have a feeling I may be spending a good amount of time on that couch.


Next to the couch is a long yellow shelf that I found at an estate sale a couple summers ago. The yellow baby scale was found at the Coburg Antique Fair this past summer. The orange light is from Ikea and gives off the best glow.


The shelf is holding a couple toys, books, etc and I am sure will be filled with more favorite goodies as time goes on. The smaller baskets were found on clearance at Target.


Over the crib I hung 6 paper lanterns. The large one in the middle includes a light (with a piece of tissue paper in the bottom so that she can't look up into the light). The white lanterns are from Ikea and the small orange lanters were Martha Stewart Crafts that I picked up at Michael's during Halloween (I have been thinking about this for awhile). Something like this would have been fun too.



At some point in the last six months or so I saw an image online (I think it was either Domino or a house tour on Design Sponge) that included a gathering of framed white photos. I decided I wanted to same look for one of the walls in her room. The frames are from Ikea (Ribba) and the photos are 5x7. It was seriously not easy to hang these in a group but I love the result. I included a couple art pieces in addition to the photos: the embroidered "A" is from a kitchen cloth that my sister found, the orange letter-pressed flower is from Port2Port Press, and the small piece on the second row is from Swirlygirl (Christine Mason Miller).


Above the changing table (actually just to the left) I hung two enlarged photos (12x12 from of Chris and I as kids. Frames are from Ikea. The mobile is from Quilt Baby.


The standing light that you see here was found at Target. It's great because it is has the option for up to three bulbs - we just put one in to be used as a very dim light for middle of the night changing. It is standing behind the changing table in the corner. The yellow shelf is a second-hand find. The bird etching is from an etsy shop called Cabin + Cub. Small orange and yellow cups/bowls have been picked up on some of my second hand adventures. The "A" canvas was found in New Zealand and was a gift from Jeffrey & Jessica. The artist is Mark Ussher.


Between the closet and the covered shelf unit (holding my albums as you saw in my office tour) I put up a small wall hanging unit. Right now it is holding two vintage dresses. The white one was worn by my Mom and the blue one I found at a antique fair. Carrie sent me the great pearl "A" years ago. Above this area is a cool alphabet print with her name on it (not shown) from Penny People Designs.


I showed this image a couple weeks ago as a peek into the room (taken before I hung the photo gathering). This is directly above the yellow shelf holding the baby scale. The bird print was a gift found at Three Potato Four. The giraffe print is a 2009 calendar from a wonderful etsy shop called Story By Mia.


Part of my nesting has been getting all the little clothes ready. One of the things I loved about this house when we first looked at it was the built in storage in both this room and Simon's room (built in the 1940's). It was great for me when my office was in here and is great for storing her clothes and accessories as well. I like that there is enough room for storing older clothes as well.


Washing & folding & daydreaming. The closet in this room is big enough to hold two of these chrome shelves (they are carts on wheels and designed to be used in the kitchen) from Target that sit below the hanging clothes.

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Look at that sweet boy. I can't wait for him to meet his new sister.

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