- A Project For: Max
- Age: 5 Months
- Location: Baltimore, MD
While on bed rest for 8 weeks, I had the joy of designing a special room for my little guy. I am by no means a designer, so this was my first crack and a complete room re-do and I loved every second of it. I chose the bright colors because I wanted Max to have lots of fun things to look at and explore in his room.
I have always loved elephants and giraffes, so I knew I had to incorporate them into the design of the room. I didn't want it to feel too baby baby, but at the same time, wanted it to be a fun space that Max would be able to enjoy for as long as we are living in our current home.
I was so lucky that my parents saved so many of my childhood books so I wanted to make sure that they were displayed in a special way!
Modern and fun with pops of color. This is by far the most colorful room in our house though!
Paint color is "Chirp" from Quiet Nursery http://www.quiethomepaints.com/collections/nursery
Crib is from Land of Nod
Daybed is from West Elm
Rug is from ebay
Dresser is from IKEA - I repainted the knobs myself.
Small Round Table is from Homegoods
Elephant Lamp is from Homegoods - shade was recovered with fabric from JoAnn's.
Tall Bookshelf is from IKEA
Rocker is a family heirloom
Small rug in front of dresser is from IKEA
Elephant hooks from Anthropologie
Elephant and Giraffe paintings done as a gift by a friend (Message me if you are interested - she is will to do custom orders!)
Crib skirt - DIYed with fabric from Fabric.com
Green and White curtains for the closet doors - DIYed with fabric from Fabric.com
"M" on shelf above changing table - letter from JoAnn's, painted by me with craft paints.
Silhouette pictures - DIYed by me; backed on craft paper from Michaels
Frames from IKEA
Brass Giraffes from Etsy
Bookshelves are IKEA spice racks, spray painted white http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40070185/
I fell in love with the elephant lamp from Homegoods! The shade it came with what not so cute, but I found that cute fabric and it turned out great!
You can make so many things on your own without having to spend a ton of money on them! I had a lot of time on my hands, so I spend a lot of time DIYing, but so many of the things in this room were not expensive at all!
Posted on April 5, 2012
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