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


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: Living Room

The thing that really sold us on choosing this house over a couple of other really great places was the history. We loved the idea of living a converted elementary school, we loved the old village feel, and we also loved the great open living space. The main room has an open living and dining room and then a closed off kitchen with bar height walls surrounding it. Any mother would probably agree that this is ideal because it lets you see what your kids are doing in the main room, without them being able to get in to your kitchen! (Our landlord even jerry rigged an ingenious baby gate for the one opening in to the kitchen, but I’ll post on that another time.) 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: Art Room

I love to create, and since we have so many extra bedrooms in our rental, I wanted to design a space that both the kids and I could create in together. I think it’s so important for children to be able to explore art and to create without so many rules… but I admit, I’m a bit of a neat freak. So, I wanted a space that would be easy for me to have peace of mind in giving them access to things like paint and glue because the mess is contained and easy to tidy up when they finish.

Babes in Deutschland, Art Room Continue reading