A Room for a Girl

By now I've gotten used to living with two boys. Maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised to learn that we're expecting a girl, but, initially, the news shook up my expectations; I've become thoroughly calibrated to rocks and dirt, light switches and sprinklers, big red trucks and boy jokes, coffee and car parts...and I like it. My hunch is that, growing up in this household, this little girl will, too. But I also wanted to create a space for her that would be feminine and a tiny bit classic with a modern twist, full of interesting objects from nature, good books, and green things. I hope she'll love to hike and explore, catch bugs and change tires, appreciate beauty and revel in nature. Here are a few snapshots of the space she'll occupy starting in...oh, a few days or so. 

Light fixture: Lucent Lightshop / console: World Market (drawer pulls from Anthro) / crib: Ikea / glider & lamp: West Elm / metal baskets: Target / rug: Urban Outfitters / gold side table: Home Goods / Georgia print: Rifle Paper Co. / floral painting: vintage / mobile: made by me (knock-off of one I saw in a shop in San Francisco for $275)