My Room: Layla

My Room: Layla

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Carrie McBride
Dec 27, 2010

We couldn't think of a lovelier antidote to today's chill and bluster than Layla's Treetop Nursery. Kendra shares: As soon we found out we were having a girl my husband and I went to work transforming a plain cream white guest room into a magical and bright place for our little one to sleep and play.

Our condo is on the third floor and backs to woods so we thought it would be fun to bring the outside in and turn the room into Layla's Treetop Nursery. After my husband installed the wainscoting and painted the walls, I began the long (but thoroughly enjoyable) task of hand cutting lots and lots of pretty paper leaves to attach the branches (made out of kraft tape) that would be growing up and out of the wainscoting. I added the bright pink critter jumpers and bird decals to add a punch of color and make the room a bit more whimsical.

I also made the origami butterflies and attached them to the walls. Those, along with the pale pink birdhouse, added a 3-D element and a bit more texture to the room.

I knew I wanted to keep the full size bed in the room in anticipation of some late nights but didn't want it to become the focal point. So I converted it into a daybed by pushing it up against the way lengthwise with the pillows running across - best decision I made!

Besides the crib and the glider we didn't have to buy any new furniture for the room. A fresh coat of white paint spruced up all the old guest room furniture and the bureau legs were cut down to become the changing table.

Very happy with how this room turned out - it truly is a happy place!

Resources:
Crib bedding: Pottery Barn
Glider: Wal-Mart
Ottoman: Had this just recovered it with fitted crib sheet purchased on EBay
Owl Pillow: Etsy thewillowtree
Critter Decals: Blik
Bird Decals: Esty Elephannie
Leaf Paper: Martha Stewart, Amy Butler & Heather Bailey
Polka Dot Pillow: Etsy GigglesandToots
Daybed Pillows: Etsy LemonTreeStudio
Daybed Sheets: Pottery Barn
Owl Lamp: Urban Outfitters
Lamp Shade: Target
Polka Dot Storage Bins: Michaels
Birdhouse: Michaels
Bureau Drawer Knobs: Anthropologie

Thanks Kendra - it's beautiful!

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