#5 - Patricia, Mike and Mate's Family Travels

#5 - Patricia, Mike and Mate's Family Travels

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Janel Laban
Apr 17, 2007

Name: Patricia and Mike Child's Name and Age: Mate, 24 months and baby #2 due in August Location: St. Louis, Missouri Size: 800 sq. ft. bungalow Favorite Source: Family Travels (for me, traveling to Peru and seeing the creative ways people raise happy families in VERY small spaces with VERY little money and being inspired by the colors and textures of the country) What inspired you? I’m originally from Peru and my mother collects old Peruvian textiles (hats, blankets, ponchos). I was inspired to decorate my son’s nursery after looking through her colorful collection and deciding to hang some of my favorite hats above the bookshelf. The rich colors and patterns found in the textiles inspired the purple color of the room, the red curtains, and the colorful accents.

I’m also an artist, so I wanted to fill the room with original art (a mural I painted based on the book “Llama in Pajamas”, paintings by my brother and folk art collected during trips to Peru).

Great Tip: Personalize! make the room your own (it should reflect your family’s personality and passions. Find one-of-a-kind art work or make your own/showcase your collections)
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