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Home Is Where The Heart Is


Tricia Lowenfield, wife, mother, artist, singer, songwriter and designer of today’s Real Room. Tricia loves nothing more than the simple pleasures in life which she exhibits in her creations. It’s also her love of European folk art that inspires her vintage style which is showcased in this charming red and yellow nursery designed for one-month old Evie. The hand-painted dresser and “welcome home morning” custom valance give this room such a sweet and homey feel. After all home is where the heart is. I’m sure little Evie would agree!

Design Inspiration

Evie’s mother asked me to do one painting for the room and it turned into doing every piece in the nursery. I think we both love European Folk art.

Decorating Style

I love vintage folk art and using old pieces and making them fresh and new again. I like to make a room unique so that each piece is as much as possible a one of a kind with no mass produced items. This makes pieces that can be handed down for generations and can transcend the years from baby to child and even older. Some of the pieces could be eventually moved into a playroom or den.

Project Details

We used Benjamin Moore colors starting with two shades of yellow for the walls, and a deep red for the furniture. The armoire, changing table, lamp, light fixture,all paintings,bumper pads,dust ruffle,hampers,knobs,tiles little barrel table and chairs are all custom one of a kind pieces from Tricia Lowenfield Design

Favorite Items

Evie’s mothers favorite item is the bunny lamp. Mine is the “Welcome Happy Morning” valance.


The baby’s grandfather made several of the wooden pieces.

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  1. avatar mpetratos says:

    I think the room is awesome! I am not a fan of stark, cold, modern design. I like lively rooms that reflect the family that lives there, and that what I appreciate about this nursery.

  2. avatar cottonlily says:

    This is why I don’t like “themed” rooms. It just gets way out of hand sometimes. I think this is an interesting take on a room, it just needed to be toned down, a lot. The cornice could be cute, but the scribe is so obviously off centered. I don’t mind the red, even in a baby’s room, there’s just too much of it here for my taste. I do like a red and yellow color combination though. I notice in one photo the chair and ottoman have trim while another shot show the pair without. I’m not sure if the trim was added later or if one pair has trim, but the other doesn’t? This is way over the top for me but I can definitely see a child having fun with it.

  3. avatar lmjacobs32 says:

    What in the world is wrong with all of you people?!? A baby’s room is a very personal expression of the mother’s tastes. This website is designed to give ideas to those who are trying to decorate their own rooms. This may not be my style, as a lot of the rooms are not, but they have all given me ideas of what I like and do not like. The point is that this is this mother’s style and for all of you to make such unkind comments is completely unnecessary. If you do not like the room, you are more than welcome to keep your opinion to yourself, instead of hurting the feelings of this poor woman. And the person that said red is a horrible choice for a baby’s room, I suppose you are the type that likes all baby girl rooms to be soft pink and all baby boy rooms to be light blue, which is extremely boring!! I love red for any kind of room. You all need to think of how you would feel if someone said these things about your decorating style, because everyone’s is different!

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    bbfrid says:

    December 2, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    wow, to think my sweet little girl’s room could inspire such unkind remarks. We love our little red room and we put a lot of love in there.

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    phillipsfam says:

    November 6, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, that poor child. This room would give me nightmares. Red is a terrible color for babies.

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    ekm_jellybean says:

    October 23, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    I just wanna say this is a lovely room, it is busy but it works and im sure your little one loves it.

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    christyjolie says:

    October 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    This room is absolutley,unbelievably AWESOME!

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    bbfrid says:

    August 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm 

    This is my little girl’s room. I guess the pictures don’t do it justice because it is breathtakingly beautiful. The chair is black with white polka dots. Tricia, who is a talented designer, did a fabulous job and we couldn’t be happier with the results!

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    Shane says:

    August 9, 2009 at 8:45 am 

    WOW! I agree with the above statements, ugly and way too busy, and I would add tacky to the list. That bunny lamp is downright scary, and the words on the valance are not even balanced. And that blue chair? too much going on there as well. This person is a designer? It seems to me she does not know when to stop with her cutsey added touches.

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    happycat says:

    July 31, 2009 at 4:14 am

    I love this room. The barrel table is adorable and the checked chair is just perfect. Did you find a red crib, or did you paint it.

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    Siobhan says:

    July 30, 2009 at 1:21 am

    I can appreciate the effort and passion invested in this room but personally, I feel it is just too OTT and not at all calming. It’s very “busy” and too folklory for me. It is a room I would probably tire of very quickly. In saying that, I am sure the little one will love it.