Monthly Archives: January 2013

Camden’s Room

Just a few weeks ago we moved out of state for the second time in five months. But before we left Monterey for Austin, I did manage to snap a few pics of Camden’s nursery. (Please excuse the crappy color balance – the room only had one window and not much light, and Photoshop is just not as good at cuddling as Camden is, so I don’t want to spend much time with it.)

It was the tiniest room in a tiny house, but we absolutely loved it. We didn’t want a theme, per se, but we wanted the main colors to be various oranges and blues, with burnt orange and mint as the primary hues. We also focused on foxes and vintage items.

But my favorite part of the room is the collection of handmade items–quilts, art, cards, furniture–more than 10 pieces crafted by me, Travis, family, and friends. It made the room feel so special and personal, and we were touched that so many people spent time and talent creating things just for our little guy.

Bedroom door. Sign made by Sarah Ling.

Bedroom door. Hanger sign made by Sarah Ling, and I added the paper fox mask. You know, for mischief.

Like I said, tiny room. So this is the closest I could get to showing everything. Mobile by me. Blanket on crib by Melody Westervelt.

Like I said, tiny room. So this is the closest I could get to showing everything. Mobile by me. Blanket on crib by Melody Westervelt. Light, super-duper Black Friday $7 deal from Anthropologie. Carpet tiles from FLOR.

Changing table IKEA hack by Travis. The drawers are meant for bathroom cabinet. He added the wood planks on top and used pipes for legs.

Changing table IKEA hack by Travis. The drawers are meant for bathroom cabinet. He added the wood planks on top and used pipes for legs. You can’t see it very well, but that ABC (C being for Camden) to the left of the window was made by Angie Satterly.

"Camden" fabric letters made by mom, for my baby shower. The onesie on the left was a cotton anniversary gift from Travis in 2008, when we first started trying to get pregnant. So delighted to finally get to use it. Dog tail hooks from IKEA. Burnt orange high tops from H&M.

“Camden” fabric letters made by mom, for my baby shower. The onesie on the left was a cotton anniversary gift from Travis in 2008, when we first started trying to get pregnant. So delighted to finally get to use it. Dog tail hooks from IKEA. Burnt orange high tops from H&M.

"C" print from a great little paper and print store in Seattle. "Home" canvas by me (Pinterest project) and Doodle and Maeby MS Paint portrait by James Alvarez. Flag bunting made by Courtney Rock.

“C” print from a great little paper and print store in Seattle. “Home” canvas by me (Pinterest project) and Doodle and Maeby MS Paint portrait by James Alvarez. Flag bunting made by Courtney Rock. The fox blanket, from Dwell, was a total splurge, but it is so soft and lovely and the perfect size and thickness.

My no-sew suspender curtain! Another Pinterest project. I even got blackout lining on there. Hopefully it can be reused in his new room.

My no-sew suspender curtain! Another Pinterest project. I even got blackout lining on there. Hopefully it can be reused in his new room.

There are lots of other little details in the room, but these are my favorite. "No whining," "Man up," and "Be nice" instruction cards, also from the Seattle paper store.

There are lots of other little details in the room, but these are my favorite. “No whining,” “Man up,” and “Be nice” instruction cards, also from the Seattle paper store.