mabel’s room

Mabel’s room in our last apartment was essentially a jewel box.

MabelsRoomOldApt

It was the only room in our old place that felt finished and, of course, I never properly photographed it and, oh my gosh, how cute is Baby Mabes!?

When we moved to this apartment, I decided not to recreate Mabel’s first nursery though I loved how the original turned out. The smaller room lent itself better to that design. Plus, we’re planning a dark blue for the master bedroom and wouldn’t want two blue bedrooms.

Here’s what the room looked like before we moved.

Mabel

And what it looks like now.

MABELSROOMNOW

It took my a while to figure out what I want to do in Mabel’s bedroom (which you can probably tell by all the paint samples on the walls!). I want to keep a lot of the same elements, particularly the tapestry which I adore. Also, I want the space to be somewhat gender neutral, so that IF we have a second child and IF its a boy, I won’t have to start completely over. Here’s what I’m planning.

MABELSROOMToDo

Don’t judge me on those pattern schemes, they are clearly preliminary and will require a lot of swatching to get to the right mix. The wallpaper and trim require some sweat equity but little financial investment. I could knock off about half the to do list once the wallpaper is up. Although I should focus more on the main living spaces, I’m thinking about pulling the trigger on this room first.

What do you think? The design for Mabes’ room – Yay or nay?

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