Location: Chicago, IL
This our welcome home to our son Ben from Henan, China. We wanted his room to be both soothing and cheerful, so we started with the soft green walls and the big bright light fixture from IKEA.
I was looking for a small but storage-friendly dresser on Craigslist for months, and when I saw this one (it was painted cream then) I literally got in the car an hour later and drove for forty minutes to get it. There are a few DIY's in the room, including the letters decoupaged with maps of China. Our splurges were the crib from Oeuf and the globe lamp from Land of Nod. We never want to Ben to forget where he was born and how far he traveled to his second home - ours. Ben will be home in the U.S. in December, 2012.
Thanks, Tom and Kara!
(Images: Tom and Kara C.)