My Room: Annette Persis

My Room: Annette Persis

Carrie McBride
Sep 24, 2010

We love a room with a story. Mary tells us a bit about the story of Anna's beautiful room: The inspiration for this room actually came from a previous Ohdeedoh post, Norah's Sweet and Sunny Nursery, but it took on a life of its own as we began to incorporate key pieces that were important and specific to Anna.

Annette Persis is named after a rich family heritage, which includes my own Aunt Annette and my great-great-grandmother Persis Gunn who pioneered the small town of Index, WA and named several of the surrounding mountains, one of which is Mt. Persis. We wanted to have this room honor our daughter's heritage without being overly girly.

That we already had two boys made us feel more comfortable with a robin's egg blue color for the walls; we repainted the boys' crib yellow as they have early nicknamed the babe Anna Lemon (after our eldest's favorite color yellow). All the other furniture pieces we already had, some of them having direct ties to the Index era (the rocking chair and changing table/dresser).

We selected bright, happy Amy Butler fabric for the window treatments and quilt, which my mom both sewed for Anna. A vintage table cloth that was found year's ago at an estate sale became the crib skirt.

The wall hangings are a collection of meaningful prints: the orange framed-chalk board boasts a 'Welcome Annette Persis' message on it, which can easily be changed with other notes or messages as time passes; the pink-framed painting hung at the foot of the crib was done by older brother Orion (age 4); the three-framed series includes two prenatal photo shoot pics of Momma with Mt. Persis in the background (and Persis Gunn's hiking stick in hand) and a vintage print of Mt. Persis and Mt. Index-both named by my ancestors.

Thanks Mary!

(Images: Mary DeJong taken with iPhone app Plastic Bullet)

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