- A Project For: Lila
- Age: 3 weeks old
- Location: Japan
We live on a U.S. Naval Base in Japan. Since we rent our home, the walls had to remain white, but I wanted the nursery/guest bedroom to feel very warm. It is a dual purpose room, so the decor needed to work for a sweet baby girl and for long term guests (people don't come to Japan for just a weekend :).
The window treatment was made from a tapestry I had bought at Urban Outfitters a few years ago - those colors were the inspiration.
colorful, bohemian, whimsical, fun
Most of the things in the room were made by myself or my mom. The window treatment is a tapestry from Urban Outfitters, the crib bumpers and skirt are made from Anna Maria Horner's newest line LouLouThi. found here:
My sister created the art above the crib based on a print we found at Urban Outfitters, but it is no longer for sale there. The pillows on the bed were made from various remnants I found in my mom's fabric stash, and the rug was a $15 deal at Ross, which I feel adds lots of color and texture to the room. The chandelier over the changing table was taken from my husbands childhood home - it hung over their dining table for many many years and I requested it when they moved. The crib and changing table are from Ikea.
Favorite? hmm...I'd probably say the crib bumpers - mostly because of the fabric they're made of - I have a serious love affair with all of Anna Maria Horner's fabric.
I'm of the strong opinion that baby nurseries are for mommy. When your child becomes a toddler it is the perfect time to ask for their input and start to tailor their room to their desires and design aesthetic, but when they're a baby, make it for you. and...there are no rules! Any color is an option - don't just think pink for a girl and blue for a boy. Have fun!
Posted on April 17, 2012
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