Ike's City Skyline

My Room

Name: Ike (16 months)
Location: Philadelphia, PA

I decided on an orange and grey "city life" theme for Ike's room since he's growing up in Philadelphia. I know not everyone likes a themed nursery, but I liked how it gave my decorating a clear focus. And it's a theme that Ike can grow into, as the inevitable cars-and-trucks obsession rears its head.

My favorite item is the orange ducduc crib that I scored on Craigslist for a great price. And the toybox is special because my grandfather made it for my first birthday. I added the Philly skyline stencil by sketching and then cutting out a piece of posterboard. I used orange Chevron fabric from Spoonflower to sew the cushion and a matching valance.

The bedding and car pillow are from DwellStudio's Skyline collection, and the rug is the Flyover rug from Land of Nod. The dresser is the Malm from Ikea. The orange chair is Ikea's discontinued Fridene swivel chair. The slang flash cards were a silly gift, and I displayed a few of the baby-centric ones (as in "Ike likes to holla from his crib").

It's a small room (about 11 ft x 10 ft) with two doors, so there is limited wall space. The room used to be our office, and we just left the heavy metal tanker desk where it was because it's a such pain to move. I'm surprised how great it has been working as a changing table.

Well done! Thanks Renee!

(Images: reader Renee)

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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.