(...and Hello to Traci, the fourth of our four bloggers trying out for a position on the Ohdeedoh editorial team. Comments welcome!)
Our family moved to Portland 3 years ago. From the beginning, the ridiculously talented citizens of our new West Coast city fascinated me. I stay at home with my son and because of this I have been fortunate enough to meet other mothers that stay at home with their offspring. I have been introduced to a new type of creative; the at-home-mom business owner. I am proud to call one of these a close friend.
Michaela Stanten owns Bumpstyle, an amazingly chic line of maternity tops. Each top is hand-sewn from butter-soft cotton that grows with a mom-to-be's sweet bump. Her tops are available in a variety of colors, simple yet elegant styles, and feature artwork from up-and-coming artists. I would describe her tops as modern, eclectic, classic perfection. This is also how I would describe Scout and Dashiell's rooms (Dave and Michaela's adorable children).
Michaela and her writer husband Dave have basically transformed the top floor of their 1920's bungalow into a children's wonderland. Cheery, yet calm colors and a mixture of old and new make this area a warm and inviting spot for children and adults alike. Behold the magic: