Our New House: The Playroom, part 2

Modern and vintage elements combine in this DIY woodland playroom!Designing spaces, especially kid spaces is a serious hobby of mine, so curating my own kids’ playroom has been a very enjoyable work of love over the past few weeks. I carried over most of the decor we already had going on in our last home but added a few more special touches that I thought they would really enjoy. We’ll hopefully be in this house for at least four years, so I wanted a space for them that would meet the current needs of a 1 and 3 year old, but would also grow with them as they move out of the toddler phase and become more independent. Continue reading


Our New House: The Playroom, part 1

This loft bed has a rock wall, a puppet theater, a ball pit, reading nook, dress up center, swings, a ladder, rings, and of course a bed! ALL IN ONE!I LOVE things that are multifunctional! Using an iron to make grilled cheese, a blow dryer to remove stickers, and the many, many things you can do with a mason jar have lead me to believe that the more functions an object can perform the better! It was with this philosophy in mind that we designed the kids playroom. Continue reading

The Amazing, Transforming Curtains

I mentioned these magic curtains in my post on Grayson’s new bedroom, we’ve moved a LOT these past few years (5 homes in 4 years!) and these curtains have been with us for the past three moves and reused every time. One of the most challenging things with being so transient is having to reuse decor over and over again. All houses are different, what works in one space won’t work in another, but it’s not practical to go out and buy everything new every time either… What’s a gal to do? Continue reading

Our New House: Grayson’s Room

Babes in Deutschland, a playful circus roomRug: Ikea, Duvet: Boodalee (bought for a steal on Ebay!), Tent: Ikea, Felt ball garland: Etsy, Artwork: Amazon, AmazonAmazon, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy, Lamp: Ikea, Curtains: Target+ I shortened them and appliquéd the stripes, Bouncy horse: Amazon

Gray’s room received a complete thematic makeover with the move. Before we left Hawaii, I had an epic online yardsale and was able to sell most of his nursery decor and crib, so I had a bit of fun designing the perfect big boy room for him. I wanted it to be something that was young and playful, but that he could also grow in to since we’ll (hopefully) be in this house for four years! Continue reading

Our New House: Aurora’s Room

After many hours of dreaming and even more hours of hard work, we finally have a few rooms in our house complete! As someone who moves frequently, it can be a challenge to re use decor in different rental homes and to solve all of the quirky problems that each house seems to have, but I feel like we’ve really lucked out with an awesome house at this base and it’s finally starting to feel like our home.

The first room we finished was Aurora’s, we needed to reuse most of the decor she already had, but I wanted to update it a little bit for less of a nursery feel and more of a big girl feel. We sold her dresser when we moved from Hawaii, so the white one is new from Ikea, and Grayson inherited her old bed, but we were able to buy this one very inexpensively from our landlord who was moving out. It was originally black, but a little spray paint and wallah, I give you Aurora’s light and lovely bedroom!

Babes in Deutschland, a light and lovely little girl's room Continue reading