My Room: Jude Elisabeth

Pinckney, MI

Aurelie used pops of bright colors to bring this room alive and, most importantly, added plenty of personal touches. She shares: Jude's room has officially become my favorite room in the house. For a while, after my husband and I moved into our home, the upstairs bedrooms remained pink and purple from the previous owner's daughters' choice in color. It was wonderful to see the slow (but awesome) transformation for the nursery.

Although the nursery doesn't have a centralized theme, we do have lots of Ugly Dolls incorporated into the room. This has a very special meaning for my husband and I: when he started traveling to NJ, he would bring me back an Ugly Doll every week. Eventually, I had over 20 Ugly Dolls. When I found out I was a pregnant, incorporating the Ugly Dolls into the nursery was a no-brainer.

We tried to keep the rest of the nursery pretty gender neutral - we're not huge fans of pink or purple. The best part about the nursery is that we both spent so much time working on it and making things for the nursery. From the beginning, I knew that I wanted to spend as little as possible on the nursery and to do as many DIY projects as I could; from repainting an old dresser, to making my own mobiles, to handmade closet dividers.

Whenever I look into her room, I instantly see the hard work and love that went into every detail and I can't help but have a huge grin on my face!

Thanks Aurelie! Readers, Aurelie has posted updates on Jude's room including tips and sources on her blog, Compassionate Comfort - visit her there.

(Images: Compassionate Comfort)

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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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