- A Project For: Henry
- Age: eta: October 5th, 2010
- Location: Texas
A diy-laden mix of contemporary and vintage.
The room was inspired by the colors in the bedding.
I love diy, eclectic, contemporary, and especially mid-century modern. My husband calls our style eclectic funk.
The crib, rocking chair, dressers, hanging lamp, and Gustav print are all from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/). However, I modified the crib by adding the wood endcaps, painted orange (the original structure of the crib still exists under the endcaps, so as not to create any safety issues). I found the idea by searching the web for "Ikea hack gulliver crib." The rug is an online purchase from Wal-Mart (http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Rug-Market-Shaggy-Raggy-Tangerine-Kids-Rug/15113567), and the wall paint color is Treasured Jade, from a no VOC brand called The Freshaire Choice, sold at Home Depot (www.homedepot.com/). The column of argyle was a carefully measured, taped, and hand-painted labor of love. I also made the valance from a vintage houndstooth fabric I searched the web for and finally found on Etsy.
The "moonbeams in a jar" collages are my favorite for sentimental memories that remind me of my grandfather (as well as my husband of his father) singing this old Bing Crosby song. I also love the origami cranes that my husband folded and the colorful drawing above the dresser. My husband created that picture years ago in highschool, and our first date occured because I asked him if I could interview him about the piece for a college art class I was taking. Now we're having our first baby together- maybe because of the role that picture played!
My approach is just to tie pieces together through a color story. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but if you love it, that is all that matters!