Day 1 in 31 Days to Cherish Our Home
This is surely the happiest - and most complete - room in our house. Ironically, it's also the smallest. Who says that bigger is always better? Eric and I decided that we didn't want to know the gender of our children before they were born, but I feared that would make nursery decorating bland. Looking back, I can't imagine any other nursery. I had a friend who said that she felt that gender neutral nurseries were destined to be "John Deere" themed, meaning that green and yellow were the only palette options. Hopefully, we've proved that wrong (I do sometimes wonder if the room would seem too girly if a little boy laid in that crib though)! It was impossible to get pictures of this room without the main attraction, so you can play "Spot the Emmalyn" in these pictures.
The turquoise paint is Olympic No-VOC and we loved it. We were covering a neon green wall, but it went on beautifully. We didn't use this paint in the rest of our house, but I was able to paint alongside Eric without worries this way! I wanted to have a subtle elephant theme, and there are a few of them around the room. I knew I wouldn't be able to find crib bedding that I loved in these colors, and Eric's mom made Emmalyn the gorgeous quilt you see on our brown chair. I sewed a simple slipcover for the footstool to tie in more yellow and white. Almost everything in the room had a little home-made flair to it, and tomorrow I'll be back back to begin details on these things:
We love to sit in this room, and it has worked perfectly for Emmalyn. Everything in the room is functional, and her little space fits just right. Maybe I'll just spend the next 31 days sitting in her room and soak up the happiness? (That is, after I empty the diaper genie).