Name: Chico (4 months)
Location: Los Angeles, California
When it came to our baby’s room we knew a few things for sure – we didn't want any typical “themed” nursery and we wanted it to reflect our unique and eclectic style; which includes all things mid-century and our love of toys.
The first two things we purchased were the mid-century pieces: his crib and his dresser (which doubles as a changing table). The crib was the most expensive item of the entire room, which we are very proud of.
My husband is a painter (fine art and by trade) so he had free-range to do what he wanted with my color choices which were grey and yellow. We knew we wanted one wall to be a “vintage game wall” and covered it with vintage toys. Some are from my childhood, some were purchased from Etsy and some are even my father’s from the 1940’s.
Above Chico’s crib I made a mobile made of paper cranes, washi tape and a branch off of last year’s Christmas Tree. It was a fun project for me to do towards the end of my pregnancy when getting around wasn’t so easy anymore.
Lastly we purchased the awesome handmade animal “busts” from artist Amy Ortiz. This is probably my favorite part of Chico’s room because it encompasses his Papa and I – artistic, humorous, a little weird and never taking ourselves too seriously.
I wanted to share my son’s room to show that a child’s room can be full of style and personality without breaking the bank. Parents shouldn't feel boxed in to buying only items/furniture from children’s stores and should really think ahead – would my child still like the style of this room in 5 years? I think Chico will love his room for many years to come!
- Crib: Giggle - $980
- Dresser: Sunbeam Vintage - $300
- Bookcase: Martha Stewart for Home Depot - $50
- Floating Shelves: Lowes - $14.99
- Rug: Martha Stewart for Home Depot - $150
- Mobile: Made by Mama
- Animal Busts: Amy Ortiz
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(Images: Emily Flores)