My Room: Ruby
Greenville, SC

There is absolutely nothing gloomy about this rainstorm room! Dad-to-be Marco tells us more about this lovely space: My wife Michelle and I are having our first child (a girl) in 2-3 weeks. We wanted to create a nursery that flowed seamlessly with the rest of our house, looked and felt clean, and most importantly, wasn't pink! We decided to go with a loose theme of a rainstorm and chose to have everything in the room gray and white with pops of primary colors.

We chose gray for the walls to kind of represent a storm cloud, painted rain drops on the walls, chose some rain themed art, and used some umbrellas. My wife made the mobile from a tree branch and made rain drops, clouds, umbrellas and birds out of felt to hang from the branch. My wife also made the pillows with the appliqued birds and octopus.

While on a run near our house, I found an old crate in a dumpster which I re-purposed into the toy box. The rocker my wife found at a garage sale and recovered it with the gray fabric. It was originally a great 80's rust color.

The light we found at a little shop in downtown Greenville called, Art & Light. It's an antique spaghetti lamp. I'm sure we'll have to move it into another room once Ruby gets old enough to throw something at it. The dresser and desk were wedding presents to my grandparents when they got married over 70 years ago. They're now ours and includes a bed which we'll probably set it up once Ruby's ready.

This room has quickly turned into our favorite room in our house and we'll often find ourselves hanging out in it.

Thanks Marco, Michelle and soon-to-join-you Ruby!

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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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