Althea's Polka Dots Happen Room

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Name: Althea (1)
Location: Aylmer, Quebec

Having only recently painted the walls of this room white for its use as a spare room, I was loathe to paint it again when we converted it into Althea's nursery. Nonetheless, I knew I wanted her room to be colourful and fun.

Polka dots just kinda happened when the sloped ceiling above the crib made it difficult to hang the beautiful mobile from Aunt April (The Wonderland Studio, Etsy). The solution? I arranged bright and colourful polka dot decals (Wall Sticker Shop) to symbolize her dreams floating up the wall, over the ceiling and leading to the mobile which we then hung above her rocker (fabric - Carousel Designs).

Now that I had the circle deal going - I kept it up! Globes, (including a snow globe my guy brought me back from The Flamingo hotel in Vegas) and an antique capiz shell pendant light added to the mix.

As our little one grows, I think her room is evolving towards a vintage 50's style. We've found some Mary Blair art work from the "It's a Small World" Disney exhibit and my father has recently hand painted a beautiful antique rocking horse he found at a neighbour's garage sale. Now that Althea is getting her animal noises down pat, it's sure to be a hit as she continues to grow into toddler-hood in this room.

Well done - thanks Rebecca!

(Images: reader Rebecca)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.

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