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ruby's room...
28 Feb 2012


I'm excited to finally share some photos of our little lady's room with you! You may have caught photos of Ruby's room on Design*Sponge yesterday, and I wanted to share some additional ones with you here.


You may know that I love bold pops of color, pattern, and metallics and wanted our baby’s room to have a bright and fun feel that could grow with her into childhood. Last summer, I created these mood boards {here and here} so I could map out the idea in my head. I pretty much followed my overall vision using bright color and patterns offset with white and hints of gold. Sometimes it seems like an explosion of pattern, but I love that...and hopefully someday she will too.


I love mixing and matching bedding on our own bed, so it’s perfect for Ruby’s crib as well. We keep her crib skirt on all the time and rotate the fitted sheet often, so there’s always a mix of colors and patterns going on there.

{Duck crib skirt by Virginia Johnson, fitted sheet and bedding by Little Auggie, crib, changing table, storage bin/hamper, glider, and rug by DwellStudio}


I love throwing a bunch of blankets and pillows on the floor and just hanging out while she plays, practices tummy time, or while we sing songs to her. [see more by continuing below]

{Ruby’s onesie by Egg Baby, hair clip by StellinaB, custom quilt made by Jennifer from Parallax using Nani Iro fabrics from Kicoli, neon dotted pillow cases by Castle, stitched pillow by Little Auggie, heart pillow by Nature Baby.}


I got the colorful vintage dressers off Craigslist after a blog reader in San Diego {thanks Kara!} came across them and emailed me because she thought I’d love them..and I did! At the time, I was 35 weeks pregnant and couldn’t lift anything, so Bob lugged these super heavy dressers up our stairs all by himself. On top of each one, we have lamps we use as night lights and some other little vintage knick knacks.


I’ve always loved this bookshelf by Oeuf and thought it was a piece that Ruby can use as she grows. Eventually, it will have more books and toys, but for now, the containers hold extra diapers, blankets, and first aid baby stuff. The wall above it has a mix of prints I already had, polaroids of Ruby taken by my friends, and a vintage abacus that I hope will inspire her in the future to be creative {or to be a math whiz!}.

{DwellStudio rug, Serena & Lily pouf, bookshelf by Oeuf, storage bins from the Container Store, bird painting by Allymoon, pink Paris print by Famille Summerbelle, pink framed painting by Julia Rothman, cake print by Paul Ferney, family portrait by Rifle Paper Co.}



Inspired by a project I saw in Martha Stewart Weddings last year, I made a whole wall of rose gold dots in my studio and loved them so much, I added them to Ruby’s room as well. Since we rent, we didn't want to add more wallpaper since other rooms in the house already have them. And since this is contact paper, it’s super easy to remove.

{You & Me print from One Point Oh, girl silhouette from Keep Calm, polaroids & print by Jen Gotch}



I hope you enjoyed seeing where our little nugget spends her days. You can read more about how it all came together over at Design*Sponge, you and see all photos right here! — Joy

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang, styling by Jen Gotch. last photo: round pink pillow by Castle, others by Little Auggie}



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