Dot, Dot, Dash
Carrie McBride
May 16, 2011

Name: Baby Girl Castro (due any day)
Location: Houston, TX
Division: Single Room
Room Size: 72 square feet

Tip for Living Small with Kids: This room is the closest to our master, but it's also the smallest. I wanted something graphic, fun and not overboard with stuff. By only placing the few essential furniture pieces in the room (crib, rocker, dresser), we have space to grow and adapt to our new little one's growing needs. Instead of trying to squeeze in a bookcase or bookshelf we added a new bookcase to our office next door where we loaded the bottom shelves with all her new books and toys.

Biggest Design Challenge in this Room: Comprising on the rocker. My original design incorporated a white Eames molded plastic rocker which fit in quite nicely with the crib and wallpaper. But my husband was concerned if he could actually fit comfortably in it while holding our little one. So we scoured for a rocker that would fit our space and comfort and settled on the Nursery Works Sleepytime rocker.

Favorite Thing About This Room: From the moment I saw the Pienet Kivet Marimekko wallpaper, I knew it was what I wanted for my baby's room. I was inspired by by our Winter trip to Stockholm and the crispness and graphic quality of the simple red and white Christmas decorations. Also, in keeping with a (new?) family tradition, my mother 30+ years ago wallpapered both my brother's and my room in Marimekko. His room was covered in the toy trucks paper (Pikku BoBoo) and mine was covered in big, graphic rabbits in green, black and white.

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