I keep seeing throughout the blogging world these fantastic home tours or corners of their home posts and I just can’t help but join in. We have only lived in this house for about four months so making it a “home” is still a work in progress but there are little spaces here and there that I have gotten around to sprucing up and making homey. Being a stay-at-home Mama means I get to look at these spaces very regularly and I really wanted to share them here for you to see (because what’s better than getting a peek into someone’s home) and it will be a way for me to document what Ellie’s first “home” looked like for when she’s older. So here goes. I start with our bedroom because with a nursling baby it tends to get the most use. I am a collector of children’s art and this room is home to two of my favorite pieces. My Eric Carle Two Crickets Lithograph and my Babar Farm print I got in Paris on my honeymoon.
The wooden vase was handmade by my great uncle and the dresser was a purchase from a unfinished furniture store in Huntington Beach; one of the first things Jeff and I bought together. I have my nursing chair in the bedroom right now because it gets most use in here. It was actually a garage sale find and with a little washing of the cushions it looks and works beautifully. The pillow and quilt were handmade by my mom for one of my birthday’s years ago. The basket was a flea market find. It’s perfect for holding special quilts and also serves as a book basket for bedtime reading to Eloise. Our bedding was actually made by me. I wanted something simple, warm in the winter but cool in the summer and easily dressed up if I wanted with sheets and pillows. I used different shades of beige linens, sewed them all together and used a flat sheet for the backing. It is the softest, most perfect comforter I think I have ever had.
The pictures next to the glider are special to me. The print is a Nikki McClure and the photo is of me very pregnant with Eloise at our favorite farmers market in Orange County. I love looking at these two pictures when I’m rocking a sleepy baby. I’d like to move them into Ellie’s room one day when she’s ready for a space of her own. For now they are a pleasant reminder of my new role as Mama.
There’s always a stack of books Jeff and I are working on in any room of the house and a handmade coaster for tea, water or a cold glass of homebrew. The baby is sleeping with us for now and we have recently created a bigger space for ourselves by scooting a twin bed next to our queen and putting both on the floor. Perfect for all three of us for the time being. The quilt on the twin bed is another one I made. You can read more about it here.
I wanted our bedroom to be a comfortable space to rest, relax and unwind. I didn’t want too much on the walls and I opted for blue and green toned art for the room and soft fabrics both in comfort and color. I am always changing things, adding flea market finds here and there but I wanted to go to sleep every night in a peaceful setting and I think our room is just that- peaceful and comfortable.