Anja's Owl-Inspired Nest

My Room

Name: Anja (6 months)
Location: Burlington, MA

This room is not large and doesn't get a lot of light; it is also a part-time guest room. Thus, it needed to be functional and cheery without feeling too crowded. I also tried to make it feminine but not excessively so.

The room will change as Anja grows; eventually, we will replace the crib and changing table with a desk. The bed is low to the ground and will function well as a "big girl" bed (and also doesn't overwhelm the space, despite being a double), while also being comfortable for guests. The nursery was inspired by owl bedding from Target (Circo Love n Nature). We chose a pale, creamy yellow for the walls to make it easy to redecorate when Anja gets older and wants to change her bedding, curtains, art, etc.

Source List:
• bookcase, bed (Fjellse, painted white), dresser, side table (Roxo stool), cherry blossom prints, sconces, lamp, and changing table: IKEA
• crib:WalMart
• curtains (discontinued), gingham bins and jewelry tree: aLand of Nod
• toy bins: 3 Sprouts
• Cape doll house: Melissa and Doug,
• pink owl stuffed animal: April Foss
• decals on the dresser: Elephannie
• Actopus to Zelephant alphabet cards: Jenn Ski,
• wooden owls: Maple Shade Kids
• print of vintage erasers: Lisa Congdon
• alarm clock: LL Bean
• "The End" bookend: CB2
• rug (bound carpet remnant): Lowes
• paint: Benjamin Moore Natura in Citronee (eggshell)

Thanks Michele!

(Images: reader Michele)

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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.