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Aurea Grothe

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my handsome husband, Rob, and my super smiley baby, Hayden.

My favorite things lately have been: collecting antiques, Paris, shopping, cooking, discovering new restaurants and spending time with my friends and family!

Gender Neutral Star Wars Nursery

My husband, Rob, is a huge Star Wars fan. When we found out we were having a boy, I decided I’d give a little nod to my husband’s interest by designing our son’s nursery using the Star Wars theme. I noticed that a majority of Star Wars items were dark colored (Darth Vader wears all black, the backdrop for being in space is black, the movie posters had dark colors etc). I wanted to create a nursery that was gender neutral with soft and bright tones. I also didn’t want the room to look too “cartoony” and too busy with Star Wars prints. I opted for the colors: white, grey and khaki. I also wanted to incorporate a shape (stars) to tie everything together. Since Star Wars can be a little too mature for babies, I tried to create a room that was baby friendly — Darth Vader looking cute rather than scary and evil. My mother-in-law, gifted us with a remote controlled, wall mounted lightsaber that we use as a night light. Since I also wanted specific Star Wars items in the room, I handmade a few things such as: the death star, put together the wall art, traced and cut out the vinyl stars for the walls, pieced together the mobile, cut-out the felt for the moon+ stars garland, made the diaper changing pad and the diaper changing pad cover. Two of our very close friends handmade the Wampa rug!