My Room: Evelyn

Austin, TX

Light, airy, soothing and soft! Romy tells us about her daughter's nursery: Decorating a nursery was more difficult than we anticipated, it took us nearly the whole nine months to complete it. We knew we wanted to do something cheery, soft, and feminine but didn't know where to start. After looking at dozens of crib bedding sets, baby furniture, and nursery decorations from all the usual places I finally found a rug at Anthropologie that I fell in love with. It was definitely a splurge that took up a big chunk of our budget but it was worth it as it served as the inspiration for the rest of the nursery.

The next thing we purchased was a refinished mid-century dresser set that my husband John found on Craigslist at a great deal. The fact that they were small scale worked really well in our smallish room (11' by 11'). The rest of the furniture is from Ikea (apart from the glider).

In addition to the rug my other favorite item ended up being the curtains which we got from Urban Outfitters. One of my sisters-in-law found them and I felt that the simple lace went really well with the retro dressers and rug. The final touch was the handmade mobile I found on Etsy (ButterflyOrb). I really wanted to find a mobile that looked good in the nursery but was also interesting to our baby when she was looking up at it, and the bright butterflies really move around with very little airflow.

Besides starting on the nursery the only other hurdle was keeping our cat Mooshu from destroying all of the pretty things we put in it. She loves sleeping on the soft changing table and rolling around on the rug, so hopefully she'll be willing to share when our new baby girl arrives.

Thanks Romy, I'm sure she loves it!

(Images: John Hanna)

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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.

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