Big C and Little S’ Shared Room

  • Sisters Shared Room Changing Pad1/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Crib2/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Toile Blanket3/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Changing Pad4/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Glider5/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Closet View6/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Changer Knobs7/8
  • Sisters Shared Room Big Girl Bed8/8
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Description

With our first child, Chase, I had preterm labor and was on bed rest.  Chase ended up coming three weeks early.  So, I never really got to put his nursery together the way I wanted.  However, any pieces we bought for the nursery I tried to make sure it would work for either a boy or girl as we planned on having a second child.  About two months after Chase turned one, we found out we were expecting.  When we found out it would be a girl, I wanted to make sure this time around I would have everything ready.  This wasn't too lofty of a goal since they would be sharing a room.  This is actually their second room since we recently moved back to Southern California from San Francisco.  This room is actually a lot smaller than the one they had in San Francisco.  However, it helped me pare down all their things and focus on key pieces for the room.

Design Inspiration

I took my cue from the glider which when I selected the pattern, I knew would be great in a boy or girl room.  I liked the idea of flowers but not necessarily "girly" colors.  Thus, I mixed flower prints in a black and white palette.  Also, I wanted the room to reflect each child but without being so obvious and achieved that by subtle boy/girl accessories.

Decorating Style

Traditional chic with a modern touch.

Project Details

A lot of the items I had purchased initially for Chase I was able to use again for Sloane (i.e. crib and changing table).

Crib - Munire "Savannah Lifetime Convertible Crib"

Toddler Bed - Ikea Sundvik

Glider - Four Seasons Bailey Swivel

Rug - Alexa Moroccan Trellis Wool (www.overstock.com)

Night stand - Ikea Selje

Lamp - Pottery Barn Kids - Mason Touch Base (turns on/off by touch)

11x14 Framed pictures - "Keep Calm Carry On" by Tessyla and Chanel No. 5 bottle by creativelike; both are shops on www.etsy.com

Elephant hamper - Medium size (http://www.homedecorators.com/detail.php?parentid=16418&aid=google.push&skwcid=PTC!pla!!!56039925619!g!!27942810379&cm_mmc=G+%7C+ADC+%7C+Bath+%7C+Laundry+Hampers+%7C+PLA&gclid=CMjP77qhp7kCFYZ_QgodYn8ADg)

Dachsund bookends - Z. Gallerie  (http://www.zgallerie.com/p-10219-dachshund-bookends.aspx)

Magazine rotating rack (used for book rack) - (http://www.displays2go.com/P-8906/Magazine-Holder-Rotating-Floor-Standing?o=1-1478)

Paper Mache Animal Bust - "Savannah Story Bust" zebra and giraffe (www.anthropologie.com)

Changing pad cover - in Dove at Restoration Hardware Baby(http://www.rhbabyandchild.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=rhbc_prod102267&categoryId=rhbc_cat102146)

Threshold Clover Mirror - Target  (http://www.target.com/p/threshold-clover-mirror/-/A-14304233#prodSlot=medium_1_41&term=mirror)

Penguin Mobile - Flensted

Blanket - custom order from La Petit Dream (www.lepetitdream.com)

Drawer knobs - Silhouetted  Zinnia (http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/search/974139.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS)

Toddler bed sheet - they were custom made by a local seamstress since Ikea's beds are not standard sizing, fabric was from Anna's Linens

Throw Pillow - www.roomservicestore.com

Crib bedding - Serena & Lily Basics Crib Bumper and Trellis Crib Sheet both in Mocha (www.serenaandlily.com)

Underbed storage containers - www.containerstore.com

 

Favorite Items

The glider and especially the pattern was one of the first baby items I ever got which gave me the idea of how to mix boy and girl elements together.   The magazine rack as a "book shelf" is more of a favorite idea since their room is small and there's not a lot of wall space.  The magainze rack fit perfectly in the corner since there was no other use for that "open" space other than the diaper pail.

Advice

I didn't have a theme in mind but when I purchased major baby items for Chase I thought if it could be used for a girl as well.  Or if it was a feminine piece (i.e. crib), I picked it in a "masculine" color (black).   However, a lot of the items I ended up with in the room just happen to be a mix of both of them.

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