My Room: Eliot Genevieve

My Room: Eliot Genevieve

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Carrie McBride
Jan 6, 2012
Ashley and her husband prepared this charming room for either a boy or a girl and then added a few touches after the baby (she!) arrived. Ashley shares: When we put in our offer on our new house we didn't know that I was pregnant, but when I found out I was expecting a few weeks later we were over the moon. I had a blank slate (the house was gutted to the studs), which was a blessing and curse! We agreed not to find out the gender of the baby until he/she was born, which made settling on a color palette and design a little overwhelming at first. We started by selecting a pale yellow-green for the walls, then I saw the vibrant rug from Ikea in another post on Ohdeedoh and immediately went out to buy one (which ended up to be two). I thrifted the dresser from Craigslist and my husband and I painstakingly refinished it over a period of a few months (I wore a mask to protect myself from the paint fumes). Getting a really dark navy in a high gloss finish proved to be difficult; we ended up having a custom color mixed. We had planned to paint the bed as well, using "Will's Red Bed" as inspiration, but without knowing the gender it was too hard to choose a color, so we opted to spruce up the existing stain instead. The winged glider/recliner was a big splurge but it was SO worth it! A lactation consultant recommended that I nurse my daughter lying down so she wouldn't get too much milk too fast, and it's really hard to sit up from a flat position when you have a semi-conscious infant on your chest. Having the recliner/glider combination has been a life saver; it makes it really easy to sit up after she's done eating so I can slip her into her crib without waking her up! When our little munchkin came in July she was a girl, so we switched around a few of the paper lanterns and added the quilt to the twin bed to "feminize" it a little bit. Eliot's room has become my favorite room in the house, which is lucky since I spend quite a bit of time in it. Many rooms on Ohdeedoh inspired us! Some rooms we love: Pom Pom Fever, My Room: Ruby Mae, Atti's Mini Modern Sleep Nook. Source List: • Paint - Benjamin Moore Pale Vista • Crib - Babyletto Modo from Amazon • Crib bedding - Serena and Lily • Winged glider/recliner - Jennifer Delonge • Rugs - Ikea • Curtain Fabric - Robert Allen indoor/outdoor (purchased at JoAnn Fabrics, sewn by a person I found on Craigslist) • White bookshelf - Ikea • Dresser/changing table - Vintage • Twin bed - Vintage • Twin bedding - Anthropologie (~10 years ago) • Owl lamp and lumbar pillow - ABC Carpet and Home (NYC) • Paper Mache giraffe head - Anthropologie • Paper lanterns - PaperLanternStore.com • Crying is for Babies print - Sycamore Street Press on Etsy • Canvas toy bin - 3 Sprouts • Oil paintings - Family pieces (the woman is my grandmother, painted on her 16th birthday) Thanks Ashley! (Images: Reader Ashley)
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