Well, we did it. Marlowe has made the move from crib to.... well, crib turned daybed, with a safety bar. You know, the big girl move. And along with this, it seemed like the perfect reason to make some small, but big changes in her room. (You can see the old design HERE). I was never in love with her first room, in this house. Everything seemed much more dark than I normally enjoy. Not airy enough. Moving her play kitchen into the closet, made all the difference. It brought out lightness in our blue walls, and tidied up the space, while leaving her to create whatever dinner mess she wanted, a bit more tucked away and out of sight. Also, you may notice a huge addition of pink in this room. Pink is not normally a color I decorate with--- I'm more keen on yellows, blues, and greens...but this girl, she really loves her pink.... and who am I to fight her on it? She has to be able to love her own things too... so pink it is. And really? I kind of enjoy it. I especially love the re-use of the sparkle party decorations. While putting them up, I knew exactly what I would do with them, when they came down :) It's her own little magical dreaming play space. I'm really happy with the outcome... and I think she likes it too :)
oh, and this big girl bed update? it's great. She never, (not yet anyway) has tried to get out. She still calls for me, when she needs me. She seems to sleep a whole lot better too. And she can get up on her own in the morning, to come wake me herself.
When the right one finds us, she'll have a better night table set up. For now, the dollhouse-bookshelf is key.
I picked up these fabric panels from a local indian store. It was a nice and inexpensive solution for curtains.
where she makes all our best dinner meals... and coffee too... lots of coffee. and she takes her phone calls. she gets a lot of those.
our love will never fade print
**Paint c/o quiet home paints. If you're looking to repaint anything in your home I HIGHLY recommend Quiet Home Paint. It's some of the easiest, smoothest paint I have ever worked with. It's eco-friendly, non harmful, and doesn't give you that paint smell headache that comes too often with remodeling your home (it's 100% odor, VOC, and solvent free). I really wouldn't put any other paint in my child's room.