We wanted to capture a clean and calm feeling for the room. We decided to paint the walls white and had our 4-year-old daughter, Elle, paint a large canvas before Everett was born (seen above the crib). Then after he was born we took an Avalisa canvas and had some craft time again with my daughter to complete the canvas seen above the changing table.
Everett loves looking at both of the art pieces that were made just for him, and Elle gets a kick out of showing guests what she did for her new brother.
Although I think the painted art makes the room what it is, I started conceptualizing the room after purchasing the Marimekko fabric seen with the Netto polar bear rocker. I put a large mirror by the one window to open up the room and add more light. The framed unstretched canvas was something I had done to waste time during my senior thesis in college, and as it turns out it fit the nursery’s “I love you” theme after all of these years.
We love the small space, and every time we are in the room with him we are immediately calm and are glad that it turned out the way it did. The thing we love most about the space is the handmade personal touches that we will have forever.
Thanks James, Lisa, Elle & Everett!