We just moved into our new home and it is absolutely stunning. I walk around in awe that I actually own it. It’s like a dream, but it’s also empty. We’d moved so much in the last few years, and me for my entire life, that we’d pretty much sold everything we owned when we made our way to the United States. The dining room, or what will eventually be the dining room, is completely bare; the extra bedroom has carpet and paint on the walls and that’s it; and the bonus room over the garage is a vast space with endless possibility but it, too, is empty. We set two priorities: our bedroom and Athena’s room. Ultimately, Athena’s room takes the cake so we started there.
I wanted to create a space that was bursting with color and screamed, “This is a little girl’s room.” We already had a bright pink crib and a neon yellow rocking chair, which was a perfect starting point. Using a homemade quilt as inspiration, I went for a cotton-candy look with hot pink and blue. As if that wasn’t girly enough, I added a pink rug and another one that is aqua blue with feminine lines.
Trees, owls, and butterflies fill the walls and as a final touch, we added the sun!
If I’m feeling overwhelmed with decorating or making new home decisions, I just walk into Athena’s room and a beautiful sense of calm fills my heart and soul. We are creating a home, a place filled with our choice of colors, furniture, and endless bounds of love.
Athena, do you want to play in your room? Let’s go! I love our little dreamland.