Maggie would like to welcome you to Sloane's room for a little tour. When I set out to decorate Sloane's room, I was a bit stumped with what direction I wanted to head, so I turned to fabric for inspiration. When I came across this fabric by Anna Maria Horner, I knew this was it. You will see this specific fabric as well as lots others throughout the room.
I wanted a room that felt eclectic and not too "babyish" or "new", but with the clean lines that suit our family. You will see that I took many things we already had and brought them into the room. We also put Egan's crib to use in this room as well, and I think it fits perfectly. Enjoy!
My crafty friend Jennifer made this cute S out of buttons for Sloane's door. She talks about how she made them here. Thanks Jenn!
Then, this is the view as you enter the room. Sloane's room is pretty big for our small house, and since we need the spare bed, we decided to leave the full size bed in this room. Eventually, it will be Sloane's bed. Just remove the crib, do a little rearranging and we will be all set!
The clouds on the wall are one of my favorite things about the room. They are actually fabric! I'll do a tutorial sometime with more details, but just know they were SO easy.
We got this chair at Ikea and though it isn't truly a rocker, it is great for those night-time feedings, story time and sweet snuggles. The koala is one that Egan made for Sloane before she was born and brought to her at the hospital. Every time he sees it, he says, "I made that for Sloane!" So sweet. The quilt is one that my mom and I made for Sloane. It is approximately toddler sized, so much bigger than a standard baby quilt. We use it all the time already for Sloane (and Egan) to play on, but she won't get to sleep with it for some time. We also made a blanket for Egan before he was born. He used it in his crib when he was big enough and still snuggles with it in his big boy bed. I love that they have fun blankets that are just their own!
The front of the quilt is a subway tile pattern and the back is solid one of the fabrics from the front. I also love the "quilting" stitch. It is roses!
I've got a little table sitting next to the chair to hold bottles and such. I LOVE mercury glass, and originally had this bird sitting on my bedside table. I am happily sharing with Sloane for now. The "S" tile was a gift when Blake and I were married almost 8 years ago. Perfect for this nursery!
We don't have an overhead light in this room currently, so I brought in a couple of tall lamps we already had so I could turn them on when I need more light. If I'm honest, I think I had them in there for painting the walls, and never removed them. They don't really get used much, but are nice when more light is needed.
Here's the mobile hanging above Sloane's bed. How cool are the birds from Kenya?! I think the color and feel are perfect for this room.
Here's a peek into the crib. I just put the owl in for the pictures. He's actually borrowed from Egan. Sloane doesn't have too many stuffed animals of her own quite yet, so Egan shared a few with her for the time being. The sheets were made with some of the fabric I chose for the quilt. I have the one pictured below as well as one made from the dot fabric (pictured above in the lower left corner.) I had no idea it was going to be so easy to make a sheet for a crib! I love that the sheets are so bright and fun!This is taken from the vantage point of the chair. We purchased the dresser on Craig's list. It's a vintage Drexel dresser that had been painted white. It was in fantastic shape, and a great price. I thought it would be perfect for this room and dreamed of it being yellow. Blake wasn't so sure about the yellow, but trusted me to go bright! I've also got Sloane's bouncy seat in there temporarily. It gets moved around the house as we need it. I bought it on clearance at Target before Sloane was born. I never thought I'd use it as much as we have. Sloane loves it.
The mirror above the dresser was something I struggled with for a while. I knew I wanted something big, but was having a hard time finding the right thing. One day after a doctor appointment to check on Sloane, I went into a thrift store and found this one. I called Blake to get the exact width of the dresser, and they were the same! Like exactly the same. I bought it, and a nice guy carried it to the car for me in the rain. I was, after all, 30 something weeks pregnant. It was originally brown, but Blake taped off the mirror and primed and painted it white. Love!
Here's a closeup of the dresser. Those are the original handles I painted white as well as the details around the drawer that I touched up with white after painting the dresser yellow.The lamp, a gift for Sloane, as well as a cute little Chinese lion sit on her dresser.
As does this VERY important piece of equipment. It's her sound machine. When you live in a house like we do, a sound machine is pretty much necessary for sleep. :)
Finally, the full sized bed. You can't quite see it with the pillows on the bed, but the headboard is one I found at a thrift store when we first moved to Dallas. Then, I had this bed as our guest bed in Egan's first nursery in our apartment. It was brown then… not yellow. That's a new addition.The bedding is new for this bed. I loved the layered look with a matelasse coverlet and duvet at the foot.