My Room: Baby Ainslie

If you're going to depart a bit from your usual style, a child's room is a great place to experiment. Melissa shares: We knew from the start that we wanted a gender-neutral room that was bright, playful and modern. The room ended up being exactly what we wanted - bright, cheerful and a little more whimsical than the rest of our modern condo.

We had some pieces we wanted to work in, specifically the sideboard/changing table. We purchased it a few years ago with baby in mind and used it as a basis for our color scheme - blue and white with brightly colored accents. (It's from Home Design Store) in Miami.

We also had an old chest that needed refinishing. We painted it white and it makes a perfect window seat/toy chest. The rocking chair was my mom's and she used it to rock my brother and me. Because it has sentimental value and because it was in great shape, we didn't mess with it.

For furniture, all we really had to worry about was the crib. I knew I wanted something environmentally friendly, and the Oeuf Sparrow just seemed to fit the bill - simple, stylish and not made in China.

We picked up the Lusy Blom carpet and matching throw pillows from Ikea and the Skip Hop Mod Dot bedding on Gilt for half the price. I bought the yellow mosaic coat hanger in Barcelona 10 years ago and the Picasso-looking handkerchief had been hanging in my parents house for 20 years. I love how they add bright pops of color to the walls.

The owl prints were downloaded from Ooh Moon and printed on Canvas Pop. They might just be my favorite part of the room! I splurged on the tree and owl decal from DwellStudio and found the cloud decals on Etsy. The Hot Air Balloon mobile is from Flensted and purchased on Amazon.

Thanks Melissa!

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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.