Oliver's Well-Traveled Bedroom

Oliver's Well-Traveled Bedroom

Sarah Rainwater
Oct 2, 2009

Name: Oliver
Age: 2
Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Oliver is barely two years old, but he's already lived in three different bedrooms on two different sides of the country. He just moved out of this room (his second) and even though it came together amidst some chaos and compromise and he only lived there for a year, it holds a ton of wonderful memories that we want to hold on to forever.

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Inspiration: All the things we love: the ocean, Rhode Island, England, food (Oliver's dad is a chef originally from the UK), design, cars, boats, trains, and adventure.

Favorite Element: The round boat painting and model ship that were made by Oliver's grandpa when he was a kid, the Noguchi lamp that was a wedding gift from one of our best friends, and the fabric book that was sewn by my Mom when I was little.

Biggest Challenge: The paint color. We knew we would be in the house for only a year so we didn't bother to repaint. The purple walls weren't too bad, but the ceiling (which you can't see in these photos) was painted bright yellow.

Proudest DIY: I embroidered the "seaweed" pillow in Oliver's bed.

Biggest Indulgence: Almost everything was either a gift or was repurposed from another part of the house. Framing the artwork is probably what cost us the most.

Best advice: It may never be perfect, but love it anyway.


Crib: Target
Bedding: sheets from Pottery Barn Kids, blanket by Michelle Kempner, nautical pillows from The Land of Nod
Curtains: DwellStudio for Target
Hiya Rocker from Spot on Square
Diver Print by Jon Setzen
Under Sea Wall Art (originally a mobile that I blew up and mounted to foam core) by Jill Bliss and Saelee Oh
Fish Mobile, small table and chairs, and dresser from IKEA
Placemats from Unto This Last
Jars from Alessi
London blocks from the Tate Modern Shop
Carpet tiles from Flor

Images: Sarah Rainwater

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