Magnolia's Old, New & Handmade Room

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Name: Magnolia (11 months)
Location: Nashville, TN

Magnolia's room is a combination of new, old, handmade, and hand-me-downed. Magnolia's room is spacious and bright with a peaceful feel and, most of the time, you can find us hanging out in there!

The gray walls are soothing, so we chose not to change them. I found napkins at West Elm with gray, bright yellow, and a corally-red color that I loved, so I made the crib skirt out of them and used gray, yellow, and "red" as an overall color palette. Against EVERY bit of advice we received, we decided not to get a rocker or glider. We love her gray chair and have certainly used it well!

My husband designed and built the daybed, with large drawer storage underneath, as a place for us to lay with her for feeding, long nights, and reading stories. Now, she loves to stand and look out the window (with supervision, of course).

My friend painted the lovely illustrations and the name banner that was part of my baby shower. The best part of the room, though, is the black and white collage my husband made from a picture of Magnolia's great grandfather and great-great grandmother in 1923 on the very street we live on now! Our home wasn't built until 1925, but you can see our neighbor's homes in the background.

Thanks Mary!

(Images: reader Mary)

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