Moving in to our new house in Los Angeles shortly after finding out we were expecting a baby boy gave us the perfect opportunity to revamp Harlowe’s room. You may have seen her minimalistic room here before. We wanted to keep the room fairly similar and reached out to Laurel and Wolf for design assistance. After telling them what we already had on hand – and sharing our likes/dislikes – a designer provided a story board of design ideas.
We infused a little animal print in to the room with Harlowe’s sheets and got her a new black and white quilt.
Baby Boy got the crib that coordinates with the bed we already had for Harlowe. I love the grey bedding and it is absurdly soft! I can’t wait to let him rest in it.
We customized these silhouettes online at Le Papier Studio. I couldn’t wait to get one for Baby Boy Wagner, so his is a stock silhouette and ours were made from iPhone photos I sent in.
After the room was designed, we had some extra space (an unheard of occurrence for us!) so I added this rocker which matches one we had for Harlowe.
This cute giraffe nightlight was the result of impulsive Jonathan Adler shopping trip. I loved that this giraffe and Harlowe’s sheets are nods to animals without being overbearing.
Harlowe picked out coordinating brother/sister doggies. The blue one is her gift to her brother, though she doesn’t mind using it a bit before he gets here.
The bed doubles as a stage for impromptu renditions of ‘Let it Go’.
Shop the room using the links below or simply click on the images:
Rocker / nightlight /Harlowe’s sheets and quilt / changing pad cover / crib bedding / Harlowe’s bed / crib / Cat Throw Pillow
Home decor wish list: Jonathan Adler Duvet / Coral throw pillow / West Elm Jar Chandelier / Anthropologie Chair / Dreamcatcher / Paper Mache Animal Busts
House warming gifts: Inspiralized cook book / DIY marbled jewelry tray / Ice Cream Cone Vase
Coral throw pillow / Doormat
I’ve been hunting for the perfect coffee table for what has truly been a few years at this point. When it comes to furniture, I’m not terribly picky, but I needed something kid-safe (no glass or harsh edges, etc.) that is equal parts chic and affordable. A find that – up until today – was a bit of a challenge. Not problematic, however, was finding some wonderful pieces to incorporate into our bedroom: a beautiful dreamcatcher, vibrant Jonathan Adler duvet and shams in coral, a rhino bust (which you may have already spotted) and many other fresh, eye-catching pieces.
As for the coffee table? It arrives this Thursday, so stay tuned for the now mandatory mini-apartment tour! We went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and found a beautiful, handmade piece crafted from old wood recovered from a home in Silverlake. That may have been the first time that I went somewhere for something, found just that and managed not to get much else! Personal challenge: try doing that at Target.
I mentioned (via Instagram) that I’ve been revamping our home decor a bit and figured it would be fun to share with you! After living together for 3 years, our home is finally starting to feel like ‘us.’
You know what is better than chips and salsa? Serving it in ikat printed bowls. The large ones are ideal for serving my salads. They’re so interesting, I might leave one out just to be admired.
New throw pillows (20% off at Crate & Barrel) are an easy and inexpensive way to change the aesthetic and add a pop of color to a room.
A few friendly negotiations took place before the art I acquired through marriage found a new home at Goodwill. While the time was right to part with decor that no longer spoke to us, we aren’t exactly strutting in to galleries, sipping Dom Perignon and purchasing an original or two. I replaced our old art with some affordable pieces that speak to both of us.
Throwing in the towel on designing my dream bathroom until we own a place of our own makes me get a little creative in the water closet department. I change our towels and bath mats 2-3 times a year to mix up colors and make the space feel new.
They source products from artisans and designers in countries where economic activity is limited, but needed.
It’s pretty empowering to know my shopaholic tendencies can help change the global economy because, as they say, talent is universal, but opportunity isn’t. Makes you feel pretty good about spending your hard earned money, right?