My Room: Rio Sienne

My Room: Rio Sienne

Carrie McBride
Dec 30, 2010

Rio's room is a wonderful example of parents laying the groundwork for a nursery for a boy or a girl. Alicia shares her plan: When we embarked on our journey to adoption we didn't know if we would be welcoming a baby girl or boy into our lives. We decided that "if we built it, he/she would come" and so we designed a gender neutral nursery to start.

The Dwell Studio Robin Motif bedding was our inspiration as it is primarily blues and greens but is comprised of flowers as well. We figured it could work either way. I found material online in the perfect shade of blue for the curtains. They have a metallic dot print that is subtle but catches the light beautifully.

I wanted to infuse the room with color, life, and a positive message. We took a postcard we had, rented a projector, and traced it onto the wall. We customized the colors to suit the room and gave the guy and gal our hair and eye colors. Our daughter always wakes up to the word "Enjoy" and Mommy and Daddy.

When our Birth Mother gave birth to our darling little girl, we were in heaven! We promptly ordered the crowning piece - the rocker - in watermelon pink. It instantly transformed the room into a little girl's domain.

Rocker: Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker
Bedding: Dwell Studio Robin Motif
Crib/Changing Table: Baby Miro Mercer set
White Shag Rug: Urban Outfitters
Tulip Table/Mirrors: Target
Shelf/Animal & Fish Mobiles/Bookcase: Ikea

Thanks Alicia!

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