Small Kids, Big Color contest, we all followed her into the woods and agreed that it was indeed awesome. The contest's five photo limit left many of you, not to mention us, craving more of this memorable space. Amanda and her husband welcomed the room's occupant, their son Gavin, into the world less than two months ago and she graciously spared a few precious minutes of new mom time to tell and show us more.
How would you describe the look and feel of this room? It's a weird term for a baby's room, but I'll call it moody. The dark walls give it a really interesting sometimes mysterious look. But the bright colors popping off, I think give it a more playful feel as well. I love the combination of the two. What is your favorite piece or element? I really love the impact of the West Elm ceiling light fixture. However, I especially love the personal touches in the room. We have a hand-painted tree with thumbprints of those who attended the shower for "leaves". We have owls we bought in Russia for him. We have my favorite Green Day song which I made into a framed lullabye and hung on the wall. All of these make the room personal and less "show room" The dark grey walls, while neutral, are bold in their own way - was this a hard decision to make? The walls were actually already that color. We used the room for an office with white Ikea furniture. The rug is also white. We loved the contrast so we kept it. Also a little bit of laziness played a part in that decision. But I'm a big fan of bold color. My dining room is dark ocean blue.
Crib: Walmart Baby Mod collection Changing Table: 30 bucks on Craigslist + 1 case of beer to get husband to refinish it. Glider: Jennifer Delonge Curtains: Joel Dewberry Fabric, custom made by my awesome curtain lady Amy Chic Boutique Bedding: Joel Dewberry Fabric Modern Meadow, custom made by awesome Etsy lady Hush Baby Co. Wall Trees: Decals fromDecal Guy on Etsy Framed owl art: Matte Stephens Etsy ABC Print: Rosenberry Rooms Bed Mobile by Helen Ige: Modern Nursery Changing table mobile: Awesome Asian on Etsy Stacking owls: Russia. The country. for real. Owl Bookends: Barnes and Noble Closet boxes: Ikea Rug: Overstock Side Table: Overstock Ceiling light: West Elm Table light: West Elm Ottoman Pouf: CB2 Stuffed owl on shelf: Etsy Small green owl print, framed: Etsy Wooden owl hung on wall: Urban Outfitters Silver trashcans: World Market Thank you Amanda! Readers you can find Amanda on her blog MODG. Curious what that stands for? Pay a visit and find out. (Gallery Images by Amanda of MODG except where noted as Jessica Stern Photography)