My Room: Marlo

Portland, OR

Amy's room for her on-the-way daughter has dark walls, but is still cheerful and girlish. She describes the room to us: Just a few short weeks until our first daughter makes her big appearance and putting together her room was such a joy! It took a lot of time to find all the elements, but in the end we are so pleased with the overall finshed project. Neither of us wanted to do the typical pink room. We wanted the room to both flow with the rest of our house and also feel appropriate for a baby.

We started with the hunt for the perfect wall color -- it took a while, but we settled on a no-VOC taupe/grey color for the walls and then a butter yellow for the inside of the closet. We went with custom (and really reasonably priced) crib bedding and a little pillow for the chair from Javis Davis.

The wall art above the crib is my favorite -- the owls and birds are just so sweet and come from Rosenberry Rooms. Finding a mobile that wasn't electric or too cheesy was pretty hard for me, but I found the sweet white flower one on the Esty store Pink Perch.

The crib is from Pottery Barn and the changing table was an awesome find from Craigslist -- although we did swap out the pulls with cute little ones from Anthropologie. We rounded out the room with a pear and alphabet art from Land of Nod and a super comfy chair from a cute local boutique called Good Night Room.

The only big issue we faced was that since it was a fairly small room, we needed to remove the closet doors and have something in their place that would just slide -- so we installed these great screens that are on a track from IKEA that pefectly fit in the space where the closet doors used to go and hid the great ClosetMaid organizer system we installed from Home Depot.

We can't wait for Miss Marlo to make her big arrival and see what she thinks of her little space!

Thanks Amy!

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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.