My Room: Gavril

My Room: Gavril

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Janel Laban
Dec 28, 2009

Jahje's baby Gavril is the lucky resident of this beautiful nursery. She tells us a bit about the inspiration and ideas behind its design: My husband and I designed the room together as we were expecting the arrival of our first child, who we did not know was a boy.

We wanted to create a room that would be a playful haven for our little one inhabited by a menagerie of animals in their own forest.

Since it's a rather small room (9'x11') we didn't want to overwhelm the space so we chose to place the mural on one wall as a backdrop for the crib. We also used white furniture so the color could be in the art and toys and my husband custom built bookshelves around our radiator providing much needed storage space.

The salon style pictures on the other wall were drawings that I made during and following my pregnancy which are tacked into thrift store frames with map pins so they can be swapped out in the future for Gavril's artwork.

Thanks, Jahje and Gavril!

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