room for three: raspberry mint

posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My word! Is this the most cheerful wee room for three you've ever seen? Rebekah who blogs at a bit of sunshine created it for her two little boys and their baby sister.

Thrifty finds like the giant map by Levi's bed and birth date art add authentic vintage colour and personalised detail to the space.

vibe
Bright and cheerful with a carefully curated retro feel.

who lives here?
Simon, 5, Levi, 4 and Josie 1 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

decor
Rebekah sourced the boys' bedding and scallop shelf from the Land of Nod, the custom birth posters were from chaiv, the 'You Are My Sunshine' poster was from the wheatfield, the SING letters were from Anthropologie, the deer bookend and mushroom nightlights were from Modcloth and the large map was a vintage find.

walls

The wall paint is Valspar in Sprinkle (the mint blue) and in Josie's nook Rebekah used Valspar's Tropical Bloom.

furniture

The white dresser and shelves were from Ikea and the beds were all vintage hand-me-downs.

renovate and diy

While Rebekah was pregnant she and her husband converted the boys' closet into a nook for their baby sister Josie. Rebekah also made the nifty fabric string bag.

best buys
"The vintage map was a free find on Craigslist and many of the linens and decorations were vintage or thrifted finds. I never spend a lot of money on stuff for the kids' space since it is most likely going to be jumped on and roughed around."

Rebekah and her playful brood.

top tip

Rebekah says, "Think outside of the box when decorating for your little ones. Style has come a long way since the old tradition of blue for boys pink for girls. I always check some of my favorite sites like Urban Outfitters and Modcloth for really fun and inexpensive decorations, rugs and curtains. Etsy is another gold mine for fun unique and original artwork for your kids' space. I also check the thrift stores for things to redo – a can of spray paint can go a long way! But my biggest piece of advice - make it liveable not super sterile and pristine. I want my kids to feel comfortable in their room and inspired and not afraid to mess it up. Thanks for having me it was a treat!"

And thank you so much Rebekah, Simon, Levi and Josie for sharing your space with baby space!

9 comments:

  1. Turquoise and red are always a winner for me. My wee boy and girl shared the same colour scheme for years. Love it!

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  2. Love love LOVE! Seriously, the rooms keep getting better and better. I am really starting to wish I would have had more help than my then 2.5 year old Stella with Ruby's PINK and white/red accents room. Looking forward to transitioning to our big girl room next summer. Any suggestions...? I'm all ears!

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  3. Lovely. Esp. love the string bag!

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  4. That first picture is amazing. What a fab little nook xx

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  5. Loving that shade of turquoise -- Ive tried but never seem to get it JUST right!! xx

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  6. Such a wonderful space and the colour is simply stunning. Happy Friday,my dear!

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  7. love those colours!! thanks for your lovely comments over at my blog. don't currently have an etsy shop but it is definitely on my 'to do' list! would be happy to send you a little owl for your nursery if you are interested! let me know :) Kel x

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  8. Love love love this room. Turquoise is amazing and only made better with the pops of red. Love your blog too, happy to have stumbled upon it! X Ashley

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