Lena Andersen and her stories about the little Cone and Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking -- both wonderful sources of inspiration! What is your favorite element in the room? The green painted chest, which is over 70 years old, was brought home to Sweden from my grandmother's summerhouse in Finland two years ago. It holds a lot of toys and makes cleaning up the floor from small parts easy! Originally the chest was grey. I painted the outside light green, like the leaves in the floral wallpaper, the inside shelves red and pink and the doors I wallpapered. The ceramics knobs, each one unique, we bought abroad as souvenirs. Two other pieces important to me are Little Emma's wooden crib (which was mine as a baby. I painted it red.) and the headboard for Olivia's big girl bed (which was my teenage bedframe). I made the headboard out of plywood, padding and fabric and I am pretty pleased with the result. Before starting, what did you know you wanted to include, for sure? A white rabbit lamp I bought when pregnant with Olivia. I also knew I wanted to find ways of combining vintage with new. What was your proudest DIY? Most details in this room are actually DIY projects. But the red/white re-covered IKEA armchair is my proudest piece! It was originally white and the first piece of furniture I saved to buy for myself while still living at home at my parents' house. A few years ago I decided to re-cover it so I bought different pieces of red/white patterned fabrics and started to sew it all together by hand. It's become a truly personal piece for me and a perfect cosy chair for storytelling!
Pronkstuk furniture designed by Marjan Godrie for Kids Factory.
PIP Roses & Dots • Striped rug: RICE • White & pink rug: Åhléns • Mini white table and small red chair: IKEA • Patterned chairs: DIY, painted or covered with fabric vintage finds • Baskets: Afro Art • Ceiling lamp: Lampion • Arm chair: DIY, originally IKEA and then re-covered in different red/white fabrics • Green chest: Vintage • Pink bed: Originally white from IKEA with DIY pink headboard • Red bed: Vintage • Earth globe and porcelain deer: Vintage • Patchwork quilt: Made by my mother • Fabric rabbits: maileg • Bird cage: indiska Thank you Jeanette! Readers, you can find Jeanette online at Froken Bauer where she writes about children's rooms that inspire her. (Images: Jeannette Bauer) • KIDS ROOM TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past tours here. • ROOM SUBMISSIONS Have a kid's space you'd like to share? In addition to working with some readers to feature full tours, we share the best as "My Room" posts on Ohdeedoh -- short, quick tours of great rooms. Submit yours here.