My Room: Cassandra

My Room: Cassandra

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Carrie McBride
May 7, 2010

This is one of the most bold, original nurseries we've seen. Eve was inspired by 1960's/1970's psychedelic mod textiles and art: I wanted to create an outdoor scene that was very colorful and kid-friendly that she can grow with if she chooses. The mural was originally only going to be the one long wall. But as I got going, I ended up wrapping it around to 3 of the 4 and painted a small design over the side of her crib.

I sewed all of the curtains/bedding/chair cushion cover/canopy in the room. I couldn't find anything bold enough for my tastes. Bedding textiles are from Alexander Henry's Fashionista line, and the curtains are Michael Miller's Beatrice Dream fabric.

I wanted to work around our hand-me-down furniture as well. We had the rocking chair and crib from my son's nursery. Then we revamped the vintage retro sewing table into a changing station by adding shelves and the changing pad surround that we had built for my son's room. The dresser was a $30 Craigslist find that we spraypainted lime green with teal handles. We have doors for the closet but it seems more practical to have a dresser and shelving with all the little clothes/blankets/accoutrements than a clothes rod and open space behind doors.

The yellow table is based on the design of the Ikea Hemnes nightstand, which is much too large for this room... my husband built it from my sketches.

The white butterflies on the crib wall are by Umbra and I found them at Target. Most of the baskets and storage containers and the magenta hamper are from Target as well. The print over the crib is by Etsy artist Valentina Design and states "Dreams come true." The light fixture is Ikea's Knappa pendant. I got the mushroom nightlight on top of the stereo from Target. The mod girl on the yellow table was given to me by my mom - it was hers when she was a teen in the 1960s. The owls are vintage brass figures that I painted.

Thanks Eve and Cassandra! Readers, you can see more photos of Cassandra's nursery here and visit Eve's blog, Modachrome Home, to see more of her colorful home as well as her design finds.

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