My Room: Zara
Carrie McBride
Jun 16, 2010

We're always interested in seeing shared spaces and especially when they're as sweet as this one. Julie fills us in: My husband and I moved to Switzerland from South Africa when I was pregnant with our second daughter Bailey, and at the same time I was going to start a new online company, so our 3 bedroom apartment had to be divided up between the main bedroom, a nursery for the new baby, and then we combined a guest room, study, playroom and bedroom for my 2nd daughter Zara in one! How you ask?

Fortunately the room is relatively large so we were able to have both a pull out bed (also in case of guests) and cot in the room (which is now stored away as she is able to sleep in the big bed), for storage we had one set of shelves devoted to "work" with the desk alongside and the other "play" with a wide open space in front.

Also, as this is a rental we weren't able to paint the walls so we opted for an all white colour scheme and then brought in colour with the wooden letter border, the linen and cushions. This has the advantage that we can easily convert this space into a permanent guest room or study one day. And I am sure all your readers will pick up on the fact that most of the items are from IKEA.

Also, we particularly love the fact that when Zara was a baby she had photos taken with both sets of families. I didn't know what I was going to do with these when Bailey was born, as I thought having these in our hall/lounge would be a bit unfair on her as she is not in them - but they are perfect for Zara's bedroom!

Thanks Julia and Zara!

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