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Saturday, January 18, 2014

rooms to grow - Jenni Hassler

OK this one is .... AMAZING! I adore this bright and very creative baby boy's nursery. It's so different than anything I've seen. I really really want to have a huge play room now with those letters on the wall. LOVE the Disney looking "D." Such a great idea. I also have seen the reading nook with book shelves on the wall and think that's such a great idea to display books you really love. 

Thank you so much for sharing, Jenni! 

And just because I think Jenni is super crafty and super nice... I'd like to put a shout out to her very own Etsy page. GREAT things you could put in your baby or play rooms, as well as banners for birthday parties. My sister Amanda McCarty actually got one of Jenni's banners for my nephew's birthday party, spelling out his name with pirate ships, and now that sign hangs in his bedroom. 

Check her out at

or my blog post about her this fall:

All photos from Jenni Hassler

1. What purpose does this room serve for your family? What do people do in here?

To me a baby's room is the room you could sit in for hours. There's just something about it. The purpose of this room for us was to welcome our new baby. Everything that filled the room was explained to our daughter to prepare her for her new sibling. She now equally enjoys spending time in the room. We all do even though it's now Camden's room.

2. What was the "before" in this room like? Why did you want to change it up?
This room was like a TV room. An old futon & TV. Boxes from us moving in 3 years before, lol. And a collection of left over wedding things. The walls were white and the room felt like a box. But the large window let in so much light, it was easy to be blinded by the white walls & emptiness. Nothing a babies room should be. We needed warmth & fun!

3. What are you excited about / proud of with this room now?

It's modern and fun, very playful. 

We found the wooden letters on Etsy & painted and hung every one. It is the focal point of the room. We're proud of it & love how it pops on the wall. 

The orange chair is where we feed Camden & read stories. We took his photo in the chair every month during his first year & will continue to every year now. I can't imagine how I'll feel looking back on those photos years from now.

4. What do you hope your child thinks of his room or could do in this room?

I hope we chose a color palette that will work for many years to come. This is his room, he will change it someday I know but it's his place to grow.

5. What are the best parts about this room and why did you choose to include those?
The 'reading nook' has been a favorite. Something I took from looking at rooms online. 

Everyone likes to sit there :) My daughter loves to go in her brother's room and sits there to read. Funny but cute, she'll have to enjoy it now, it won't last for ever I'm sure, hahaha!

6. Share info about the room in general, what is in there specifically, why you put things where you did, why you chose bright colors, etc.
We definitely wanted to be different. We didn't want the main colors on the wall we wanted them to pop off a dark wall. With all the light in the room we could make it work without it being a dungeon. 

We didn't know what we were having so I purchased the bedding & we painted leaving the letters last. That way if it was a girl we'd go more red, orange & yellows. Since he was a boy, we did all colors with a very bright primary color palette. 

The letters had to go above his bed since it was the largest blank wall in the room. Unfortunately now he can get a finger tip on them and knock a letter off so choose wisely where things will be hung ;)

7. Where did you get your inspiration for this room, your ideas? 
Looking online & making my own 'photo collage' so I could envision the room. 

I made sure not to look too much. With Pinterest it can be great yes, but it can also make you the most undecided person ever! Lol!!

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