Monday, January 20, 2014

Polka Dotty

So here it is, my vision for our room for two. And it's dotty.

Since we're not sure if Baby 2 is a boy or girl, I'll be de-girlifying the room initially to make way for some gender neutrality. We'll keep the same pale blue for the walls (Benjamin Moore Sea Foam, a colour I just love), bring back our white Bloom Alma Mini crib for the baby and maintain lots of the pieces we already have. 

The biggest project is going to be making the back wall the focal point of the room, using polka dot decals to create what looks like wallpaper. We'll move things around to give Eloise and baby a bit of their own 'space' and I'll build Eloise a reading nook on the opposite wall using lots of pillows (darling pillow; fox pillow)and the mosquito net currently hanging above her bed. An inexpensive polka dot rug from IKEA and a rolling utility cart in turquoise will give the room some pop and I'll try (I really will) not to overdo the polka dot thing with linens. Those Kate Spade pom poms though might be a must. 

The vibe for the space will be "fresh new baby, fresh new room", and I think crisp black & white with pale blue is just perfect. We can always add more colour in later but right now I'm ready for a change and more than anything, I want to scale back on visual clutter. It doesn't help that toddlers and children are basically hoarders but this is where under-bed storage comes in.

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