One thing is certain: when you're a librarian's daughter, a room full of amazing books and a cozy spot to read is a guarantee. Utah Mom (and Children's Librarian!) Abbie Carter-Smith has done just that -- created one of those get down on the floor and really play/ read/ imagine spaces for her daughter Mia, unique to her point of view. The room shines with personality.
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"We are renting, so I couldn't drastically change the space. Her bedroom is pretty cool, because it's really two rooms in one! One standard-sized bedroom, with a smaller dressing/walk-in closet room attached. We call them her "big room" and her "little room" and she loves them. We use her "big room" for sleeping (she sleeps on a queen-sized floor bed since I co-sleep with her) and we use her "little room" for her closet and also as a little reading nook.
We are having a baby boy in August and I intend for them to share the space. I promised Mia that we won't change anything about her room/s, of course. :) Since her space is pretty gender neutral (like i prefer for children) that's easy to do. I intend on replacing the vintage dresser in her "little room" with a mini crib. We will only be renting this house for one more year and then we are planning on buying our own house.
What I like best about Mia's bedroom is the use of bright color. While I do admire minimalist and monochromatic interiors, I like color far too much to ever pull off those styles. Color makes me feel happier and I feel like it must have the same effect on children as well. Mia says she likes it. I think it fits her 4-year-old personality very well. I like keeping interior walls white and adding color through accessories and textiles. I'd say my decorating style is: eclectic, both retro-influenced and modern, and inspired by Scandinavian style." - Abbie Carter-Smith
Image 1 & 2 / Mushroom Pouf from Anne-Claire Petit / Moon night light from Ikea / Woodland Bunny nightlight from ebay / Picture wall ledges from Ikea
Image 3 / Collection of Sonny Angel Kewpie Dolls
Image 4 / Bedding by Garnet Hill / Stuffed friends from Blabla, Lucky Boy Sunday, and Oeuf.
Image 5 / Skip Hop Owl Backpack / Wallcandy Arts Owl wallstickers / Bedding from Garnet Hill, Land of Nod & Ikea
Image 6 / Vintage shelf bought on Ebay / Filled with Tokidoki vinyl toys - I'm a big fan of Japanese pop culture toys and Mia has inherited a lot of my collection
Image 7 / Armshell Rocker / Lucky Boy Sunday Cushion / Various toys from Haba, Grimm's & Plan Toys / Storage Baskets from Land of Nod
Image 8 / Hape All-Seasons Dollhouse and accessories
All images by Abbie Carter-Smith for fawn&forest
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