Gabriella's Artful Dreamland

Gabriella's Artful Dreamland

Carrie McBride
May 20, 2011

Name: Gabriella (4)
Location: GTA, Canada
Division: International
Room Size: 74.5 square feet

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Deciding on a neutral colour of furniture, such as white, is great to add to and personalize as the child grows. It is so timeless and easy to work with especially in a small space.

Biggest Design Challenge in this Room: Storage is always a challenge (as with most small spaces), there are boxes with toys under the bed and in the closet. Actually, the bottom of the closet contains a bookcase that houses only toys and books that my daughter can easily access herself - the drapes swing to the side whenever it's play time.

Favorite Thing About This Room: This inspiration for this room is definitely in the art. My daughter already has a lovely collection of original paintings and prints that make quite a statement. So we had fun creating little wall vignettes with the art and photos that compliment her personality and the style of the room. I also made a few things that make this room feel more special, such as the mobile-chandelier, toy house from a diaper box, and decoupaged handles on an old desk. There is a fun interchangeable Creative Wall with chalkboard paint and paper with home made salt-dough magnets. And the tree decal was also diy'ed into a growth chart!

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