My Room: Lula

London, UK

Sophie's room for Lula is imbued with personality and love: I'm a composer and violinist based in London, UK. Waiting for my little Lula to arrive I really wanted to create a unique room that reflected my own style - a combination of classic antique pieces and more quirky or vintage finds - and that allowed me to bring together lots of little treasures collected on the road.

I really wanted to make a gallery wall for Lula so there would be lots for her to look at (and had so much fun doing it). My favourite pieces are the papier mache animal heads from Anthropologie, the hanging chalkboard sign which my sister found in Soho NY and a pencil drawing that the artist Annie Morris did for Lula.

For a feeding chair, I chose to recover a 19th Century piece with black denim and to pile it with cushions. Lula's cot and matching changing table came from the amazing Quax in Belgium - I love that they offer alternatives to white/natural wood and was struggling to pick between the black and this grey hue. I struggled to find really original bed linens in the UK - so many cutesy cartoon characters and a plethora of pinks and blues - so was thrilled to discover Kid Rebellion and PS I Love You in Holland. The red gingham print is a particular favourite as it reminds me of my own childhood holidays in the Swiss Alps. The patchwork quilt on Lula's cot is also very precious as all my girlfriends and female relatives contributed patches and it was presented at my baby shower. The rug was also a gift from my sister the interior designer Selina Van der Geest's shop NLGB in upstate New York.

Resources:
Cot and change table: Quax Belgium
Feeding chair: Antique
Chest of Drawers: Antique
Bed Linen: Kid Rebellion and PS I Love You
Rug: NLGB.com
Pictures: Etsy & friends' gifts
Toys: Etsy
Storage: Ikea baskets and metal bins

Thanks Sophie! Readers, for an additional treat, visit Sophie's website to hear some of her work on the violin.

(Images: Sophie Solomon)

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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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