House Tour: Gwen's room
|Want to see my room?
I was dusting and vacuuming Gwen's room this morning, and decided it was time to pick up the thread on our house tour, so I got out Nick's fancy camera and snapped a few shots. Care to see?
|Where the tiny magic happens.
|The fairy garland from Gwen's first birthday was so cute I couldn't bear to part with it, so now it lives on in Gwen's room.
All of the rooms in our house were painted the same creamy mocha-ish color with darker trim when we moved in, and we really liked how it looks. In fact, we liked having a unified look throughout the house so much that we haven't painted and don't intend to for a very long time. Which explains the lack of pink in this little girl's room! Honestly, though, I love the freedom that a neutral background offers. I feel like we can basically put anything we want to in our home without worrying about whether or not it "goes".
|A tea party for the bunnies.
|Some toys by the changing pad to keep those busy hands distracted.
|It is never this tidy when it's not having its picture taken.
|Having a literary moment.
Because I like to keep books within easy reach for little hands, we keep Gwen's books on the bottom shelf, which happens to be right next to her changing pad. More often than not when we're changing her, Gwen will grab a book for a quick read. And, although we didn't plan it this way when we put it next to the bookshelf, the changing pad makes a comfy little spot for reading (don't worry, we keep it clean!).
|Paper butterflies and the paper banner from Gwen's baby blessing.
Because she still spends more than half the day there (lucky!), I wanted Gwen's bed to be a safe and cozy little spot where she would like to be. As soon as she was big enough to really move around on her own, I got Gwen a duvet for her crib. One of the very last holdouts of my Norwegian-ness will always be my love of duvets, and now I am passing it on to the next generation. It's absolutely a preference thing and probably has a lot to do with what you are used to, but I just find them so much more comfortable and practical than sheets and blankets. We get our crib-sized duvets and covers at IKEA.
|Butterflies and sunshine!
|The Adelheid blanket - named for our good friend who has crocheted gorgeous blankets for each of our kids.
|Pacifier and Lamby - the bedtime essentials.
|This tiny climber loves to push the buttons on her baby monitor. Such fun!
|Wild and ladylike - just like our Gweny.