My Room: Cameron

Toronto

Lisa more than made lemonade out of lemons with these inherited yellow walls - she embraced and enhanced the yellow to create this bright, cheery room for her son Cameron: I started Cam's room when I was pregnant and needed a gender neutral room since we didn't know what was coming! (I did have a very strong suspicion it would be a boy though...) Having moved into the house when I was pregnant and with a 1 year old, we didn't dislike the colours in the house enough to paint, so the yellow stayed.I decided to work with the yellow instead of ignore it, and the room gets such bright lovely morning sun that I went with the colours of sunshine - Yellow, cream and orange.

With not a lot of time and/or energy to hunt for stuff, pretty much everything in the room is from Ikea. To personalize it, I made some of the artwork and the mobile, we had a photo of his dad and uncle when they were boys printed, my mother-in-law made a growth chart out of her boys' old chart, and I picked up a few things from the Japanese Paper Place in Toronto.

Now it is a bright and happy space to play and read and nurse. As well, it is a versatile room, and if he moves in with his big brother as we have planned, I think it will make a nice guest room/study!

Thanks Lisa and Cameron!

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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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