i know i already told you that our little house would be making an appearance in moorea seal’s latest book, make yourself at home. but up until now, i’ve really only shown you a few tiny little glimpses of what you would find within its pages. so today i thought i’d lay it all out and share not only some of the images that were published, but many of these images didn’t make the cut! but the photography by marissa maharaj was so beautiful, i couldn’t keep it to myself! and it’s so fun for me to have a document of that particular moment in time. when edie was still a baby and couldn’t even walk. when she still had a crib and we hadn’t made the full transition into a montessori toddler room like we have now. it’s amazing how time flies and how quickly things change when you have two little ones growing up right before your eyes. and the space around us seems to change just as rapidly.
which is really at the heart of make yourself at home. sure, it’s got tons of beautiful and inspirational images, but it’s much more than just a coffee table book. it contains a series of vignettes, really getting up close and personal with the entire process and meaning behind making your house a home. but of course, you can read more about it here. and get your copy of make yourself at home wherever books are sold!
the floor bed was a diy project with bedding from camomile london, the crib and matching dresser are by babyletto, but they’re hand-me-downs from when adam was a baby, so i don’t believe they’re still in production. the rocking chair you see in the back is the nurseryworks sleepytime rocker.
we purchased the shelf from ikea, but it turned out to be a seasonal offering, so it’s no longer available! so bummed because i wanted to buy another one for edie’s toys now that she’s a bit older! the print is from fine little day, the baskets were mostly purchased at joann’s or found at thrift stores.
the robot monkey is by monroe workshop. we got the balancing blocks from bitte, and the little tools are mostly melissa and doug.
the little clothing rack was another simple diy project that we made without plans. just a few pieces of wood from the hardware store! the print on the left is from marrimekko, but is no longer available and the print on the right is from fine little day.
we love those little city blocks by areaware. and adam listens to revolver by the beatles on repeat with our little crosley portable record player.
a small thing to note, but we got the solid brass switchplates from rejuvenation. our house was built in the 1920s, so we decided to bring back some of the charm with those little details.
a better look at the diy house frame and the beautiful bedding from camomile london.
adam has had that little lucy owl since he was a baby!
the kids and their hats. adam’s is the black waxed camp cap by fairends and edie is wearing the ladybug pixie bonnet from petite soul.
the plant is just a giant bird of paradise that we found at the local nursery. it makes for a nice indoor plant if it’s in a spot with lots of light. and the little baby play gym was yet another diy project.
so many wooden toys: holztiger safari animals, uncle goose blocks, bajo truck, plan toys sheep lacing game, hazel village jeremy owl, bajo toys wooden duck, baby basics soft book, manhattan toys skwish.
in my bedroom: the it’s ok banner is by secret holiday co. and i found that little side table at a thrift store for 5 bucks! the mirror is ikea.
my vanity is swedish mid century modern found on craigslist!
i loved this setup. the moses basket is by tadpoles with a naturepedic mattress pad and the wooden stand is from dada baby boutique. and how beautiful is that monstera deliciousa brass mobile by natalie joy jewels? oh, and that little baby blanket peeking out is from camomile london.