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Big C and Little S’ Shared Room


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 (

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

Elephant hamper - Medium size (!pla!!!56039925619!g!!27942810379&cm_mmc=G+%7C+ADC+%7C+Bath+%7C+Laundry+Hampers+%7C+PLA&gclid=CMjP77qhp7kCFYZ_QgodYn8ADg)

Dachsund bookends - Z. Gallerie  (

Magazine rotating rack (used for book rack) - (

Paper Mache Animal Bust - "Savannah Story Bust" zebra and giraffe (

Changing pad cover - in Dove at Restoration Hardware Baby(

Threshold Clover Mirror - Target  (

Penguin Mobile - Flensted

Blanket - custom order from La Petit Dream (

Drawer knobs - Silhouetted  Zinnia (

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 -

Crib bedding - Serena & Lily Basics Crib Bumper and Trellis Crib Sheet both in Mocha (

Underbed storage containers -


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.


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.


Sunday 1st of September 2013

Small but really cute and every little space is utilized.