Eden's Work in Progress

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Name: Eden
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Eden's room is a work in progress. We found out we were expecting when our first daughter was only eight months old, and then she arrived three weeks early to boot. With a newborn and a 16-month-old, we didn't have the energy to decorate her nursery with the same care and attention to detail that we had put into her big sister's room. But, it is finally starting to come together.

We live on the Canadian prairies and wanted this room to have a cozy but modern lodge feel. Our first nursery, including crib and change table, was still being used, so we wanted to keep our budget relatively low. The white IKEA Gulliver crib was a total score -- on sale for $49! And we repurposed a basic IKEA office table to use as a changing station. The black leather chair was on sale and, though it was a bit "bachelor pad" looking, I've tried to soften it up with a sheepskin and pillow.

To prevent the room from looking like we did all our shopping at IKEA, we added some special touches: the cardboard deer head, the Roll & Tumble print over the crib and -- my big splurge -- the wool Hudson's Bay Co. baby blanket.

I'm still looking for artwork or a mirror to put over the change table, and would love suggestions from your readers. But for now, we are happy with the simple calm space. The baby likes it, the toddler likes it, and when they are both happy, so am I!

Thanks Teresa!

(Images: Reader Teresa)

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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.