My Room: Kenzie

My Room: Kenzie

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Carrie McBride
Jul 12, 2011

Katherine says her daughter's room has an "unintentional jungle theme", but it also has some pieces that will last forever and grow with her even when she's outgrown the theme. Katherine shares: It started with the fabulous tiger rug. I bought it on eBay for $199 (with free shipping). It's cushy, 100% wool, and Kenzie was born in the year of the tiger, so it was really extra perfect.

From there, a sort of unintentional jungle theme quickly emerged. An embarrassing number of the objects in this room are leftover from its former incarnation as my office.

Most of the stuff is sourced from Etsy and eBay. I found the small folding bookshelf on Crate & Barrel; it's the perfect size for that tight little corner. The elephant bins were custom made by an Etsy seller (four for $55). They are invaluable for corralling the mess.

I originally had a long, low mid century credenza as the changing table, but my husband complained that it was hurting his back to change the baby, so we swapped it out for a reclaimed wood dresser from The Wooden Duck in Berkeley. It was 30% off at their semi-annual sale. At $400, it is probably the priciest thing in the room other than the knockoff womb chair (which was about $450). The crib is the Olivia from Walmart's Baby Mod line, and was a gift from my mother.

The bedding & changing pad cover are from Land of Nod, which has some great, non-cheesy prints for kids' rooms. Kenzie loves looking at the art on the walls throughout our house. I thought she would love the Nara prints, but actually, she reacts most to the Damien Hirst spot print in her Art for Baby book, so I found a postcard of one of those and framed it.

The glass-top table will probably have to go when Kenzie gets old enough to try and stand. We had a really cool lightweight wood slab table in there (if you can picture it), but it's been much more convenient for nursing not to have to worry about water rings and various feeding-related messes.

Kenzie does not yet fit the little leopard print jacket that matches my own coat, but I couldn't resist buying it on sale ($20 at 77kids!)

Thanks Katherine! Readers, find Katherine's "easy, everyday recipes with an Asian twist" at Noddle Fever!

(Images: Katherine/Noodle Fever)

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