Wednesday, May 28, 2008

a certain Swedish furniture store

The paint is "Green Wave" by Benjamin Moore.

Hamish is into castles these days so we were psyched when we spied the torch at Ikea. It even flickers like a real flame. COOL. The rug, bed, bedding and side table also happen to be from Ikea. How convenient. The teal (that color again) and red chair is from a friend, a real antique, to you know, offset all the Ikea stuff. I wish it came in my size.

Guess where I bought those shelves? I'll bet you can't guess.
Reading nook. Stella likes to sit in this egg chair from a certain Swedish furniture store and systematically dump all the books onto the floor. To her credit, she actually looks through them too, pretty studiously, bless her.

Hamish's superhero mad skills include looking enthusiastic while wearing a golden mask. He thanks you for taking the time to tour his bedroom and asks that you come back sometime to play, maybe kill some bad guys with him and Diego, or collect some bugs in the yard.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

velcome to my room

This is Stella. Hanging out. Doing the Vogue. Behind her is the dining room, since improved. But she's going to show you her room.
Unfortunately the true "before" pics are in my old computer, which is still in the basement in a box. It will be a long time before we have any "during" or "after" pictures of our basement. But hey. We actually have a basement, which is a vast improvement already. So above is the earliest pic I have in my new laptop. Before we got the floors sanded and polyurethaned, before we painted the walls Benjamin Moore "Pale Iris," the room was mint green and scuffed, and filled with another little girl's bedroom furniture. Maybe it's ethically sound not to show another child's bedroom, but you know if I had the pic, I'd show you. Oh I'd show you plenty.
We gave Stella the glass chandelier from our old apartment. And got a rug from Ikea.
Bryan's grandmother made that quilt hanging over the far edge of the crib. It's dated May 3, 1968. For anyone keeping count, you're right. Bryan just turned 40 this past Saturday. Happy birthday, Babe-alicious.
More Ikea. Again, stole the idea for horizontal placement of the Expedit bookcase, basket and book arrangement from Domino. Do I have a mind of my own? Time will tell.
Did I mention I frequent Ikea lately? But I do love red and lavender together. It excites my senses! And hopefully Stella's too. Not that she needs her senses any more excited than they already are. She's a spitfire, always darting this way and that, chasing bubbles, slapping around in mud puddles, begging to go to the playground. About to turn two in a week.

Stella's favorite shirt, for sleeping, playing, or spilling yogurt on. It's a bird, it's a plane, it's "No-Man!"