My Room: Charlie

Charlottesville, VA

Cate wasn't sure where her family would be living when the nesting instinct hit hard but as soon as they settled somewhere she got straight to work. Cate shares: A little background: when I was pregnant last year, my husband and I were living in Manhattan trying to figure out what we were going to do with our lives. One of the things that I longed to do, as each month came and went, was decorate my future baby’s nursery. I would have been happy with a closet, I didn’t care. I just wanted some room.

To make a long story short, we moved to Charlottesville into a house that had a perfect space for a nursery. Originally intended to be a library or study, the room was painted yellow and maroon when we first arrived. So, obviously, our first step was to paint. We chose gender neutral colors because we didn’t know if I was having a boy or a girl; the walls are painted in Sea Spray ( 7613M Duron) and the molding/shelves are done in a white white. The shades and bumper we had made, the fabric I believe is a Summer Hill aqua ticking.

The philosophy in decorating was just to go baby. Most of the things we’ve used were actually in my nursery that my mom lovingly saved and gave to me to use. This includes the Beatrix Potter figures and some of the vintage toys. The silver baby cup collection includes several different family member’s including my grandmother’s and my husband’s. And all the cute old-fashioned Feltman Brothers outfits were gifts from my mother-in-law. Baby clothes and shoes are so cute. Why hide them away in a closet when you can have them on display?

Thanks Cate! Readers, see more of Charlie's beautiful room (and beautiful smile) on The Charlotte.

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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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