Name: "Baby W" (due Sept. 2012)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
We wanted a completely eclectic mix of masculine, feminine, bright and modern, vintage and classic. We also knew we wanted to mix old with new, and incorporate natural elements - and this was our laundry list of things were were sure of! Now how to make it work?
It was a bit of a challenge, being a third floor bedroom, dealing with the sloped ceilings and the smaller square footage. We had so much fun creating this space. We collected things over four years of fertility struggles, so incorporating them all without it looking like we regurgitated a children's store was something of a challenge in itself.
Some things were refinished or made by us: the dresser that was a damaged teak find, now is part of a set; the bench which we made on a sunny Saturday together; the toy bin that is a repurposed waterproof shopping bag; handmade onesies I made at my crafty tea party/shower. Other items were from our childhood: the shadow box, my husband's as a child, that contains a well loved Sophie that belonged to our beloved god-daughter; the laundry hamper that came from my husband's teenaged room; the stand up flowers I purchased with birthday money at age thirteen.
Everything is sewn together as best as possible with all the purchases we have made filled with love and excitement.
Thanks Emily and Nicholas!
(Images: readers Emily and Nicholas W.)