My Room: Tessa Jean

Nashville, TN

Take a turn around Tessa Jean's charming room and don't miss her chandelier strung with rejected pacis! Her mom Ellen fills us in: Tessa Jean is 10-months-old now, but a year ago we had so much fun turning this tiny, oddly shaped room from our office into her nursery. Her room is a collection of vintage treasures picked up in thrift stores, beloved items from my own childhood, generous hand-me-downs, and even a couple of new things.

The iron bed in her room was mine when I was child and it was intended to be a place where I would nap while she naps. I don't think that's happened once. Instead, it's the place where we read bedtime stories and fold laundry.

On her chandelier, I've strung up more than a dozen of her rejected pacifiers. She was very particular about the ones she'd accept but the candy-colored binkies were too cute to toss out. The swivel chair next to her crib is a thrift store find and the felt map of the United States was picked up at a yard sale before I was even pregnant. It's my favorite thing in her room. Almost all of the books on her shelves were mine as a child. The changing table was on sale at Pottery Barn Kids as a floor model. Score! Her crib bedding, from DwellStudio, was probably my biggest splurge. I am obsessed with it.

Thanks Ellen! Readers, you can see more of Tess's room including how it looked as an office on Ellen's blog black & white & loved all over.

(Images: Ellen/black & white & loved all over)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing 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.