My Room: Norah

My Room: Norah

Carrie McBride
Mar 7, 2011

We often see one piece used as a jumping off point for a whole nursery, but not usually a blanket. Tiffany explains: I started designing this room in my head the moment I found out I was pregnant. I knew I wanted a room that could grow with my child, whatever sex may be and that I wanted a room she could go to and play in but also be a place that I would enjoy spending time in as well. I spent months drooling over pretty rooms on Ohdeedoh, planning a boy room and a girl room.

From the beginning I told my husband I was having a girl. One day, (a few weeks before finding out the sex of my baby), I was browsing on Anthropologie when I came across the crochet Heirloom Blanket (draped over the bed). I've always loved crochet because it's something my grandmother has always done. I thought about asking her to try and make a look alike blanket, but realized in her old age she wouldnt be able to and I didn't want to burden her by asking. I had to convince my husband the purchase was necessary as the cost of the blanket was more than any one piece of furniture in the nursery. I told him if we didn't end up having a girl that I could use it in a different room in the house and that sold him on it. After we found out we were having a girl I was so thrilled that the planning could fully begin.

For the rest of my pregnancy I would buy one piece at a time for the room, looking for sales and unique pieces that inspired me. Two months before my due date, we finally decided on paint and started pulling everything today. One month after she was brought home, I finally finished with the initial piece over her bed.

Putting this room together was so much fun, my husband and I put thought and love into finding each and every item in the room. He took as much joy in picking out pieces as I did. It turned out so much better than we had imagined and now that we are home with our little Norah she also loves the room as well. She loves to lay on her changing table, smiling and looking around at everything. I feel that she will be able to enjoy the room for many years to come.

Thanks Tiffany!

(Images: Tiffany Deniz)

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