Names: Jaime & Liam, room prepared for Baby Daley, due late September 2009
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Jaime and Liam are still expecting, but their baby boy's nursery awaits with a mix of old and new (Liam's grandfather's display cabinet alongside a modern crib), and a love of warm vintage colors and gender-neutral decor...
Jaime says that they've been following Ohdeedoh for ideas and inspiration over the last few months, and they really tied together what they already had and loved with what they still needed and/or wanted. As far as what friends say, the ruling opinion so far has come from another couple's child, with a love of Sasquatch. Read on:
Inspiration: This room is a true combination of everything we've seen on Ohdeedoh over the past few months, combined with my mid-century taste and my husband's love of 70s colors like orange and brown. We also knew that wanted to have Liam's grandfather's display cabinet in the corner of the room.
Favorite Element: I was so happy to have found the Litto Kids line of bedding, which really pulled the room together. It was the first design we found that looked modern but not like a Dwell copy. The off-white/linen background reminds me of an Eames textile print.
Biggest Challenge: Although we knew pretty early on that we were having a boy, we tried to stay away from the typical light blues and greens associated with boys' rooms.
What Friends Say: Our friend brought his son to our house, and my husband says he was fascinated by the Sasquatch poster we bought from the guys at Invisible Creature in Seattle.
Proudest DIY: We finally figured out how to install the Nelson bubble lamp in the room, after a year of using Ikea floor lamps, which never really did the trick. The room doesn't have a box and isn't wired for a ceiling light, so we turned the shade into a pendant and ran the wire down the wall. Not the most elegant solution but much better than the old swag lamps we'd been looking at.
Biggest Indulgence: The Monte Luca chair, of course. But isn't it amazing?
Best advice: A baby's room doesn't have to have ducks and bunnies if you don't want it to.
Dream source: Etsy and EBay for ideas.
Dresser, changer and crib: Baby Mod Park Lane (Walmart)
Bookshelves: Collector's shelves (Pottery Barn)
Alphabet Posters: Sycamore Street Press (Etsy)
Record Store Nerd Poster: Lauren Gregg (Etsy)
Sasquatch Poster: Invisible Creature (www.invisiblecreature.com)
Bedding: Litto Kids
Mobile: Fiensted (www.designpublic.com)
Glider: Monte Design Luca
(Thanks, Jaime & Liam!)
Images: Jaime & Liam Daley