Penny Emerson’s Room
// floral antlers (handmade) yarn dream catcher (handmade)
I have a confession to make.
As much as I love dreaming up a home that reflects my style, I’m not so great at following through. We have been renters since Truman and I said “I do” and for some reason I have a hard time getting motivated when I know I won’t be there forever. However, I want to be able to create a loving, creative environment whether I’m in a shack or a mansion (those are both extremes, I know) so I started slowly by putting together a simple “big girl” room for Penny’s second birthday.
Her room is also her playroom so we spend a lot of time here and I’m happy with how it turned out! Keep in mind that these photos are meant to be visually appealing. In reality, the floor is always covered with toys 🙂
// table & chairs (IKEA) //
I really want to encourage Penny to explore her creativity at a young age so I put together a little station that allows her to do so. It’s hard to beat a table and chairs for only $20.
I had been avoiding making Penny a teepee because I thought it involved sewing, but I found this awesome tutorial here and it was fairly easy to put together. She loves it.
Her grandparents bought her this kitchen for Christmas last year and this is where she spends the majority of her time playing. The retro look had me sold.
These are two toddler essentials, in my opinion. Both girls have their own white noise machine because we love it so much and the alphabet puzzle is one of Penny’s favorite toys. She has learned the alphabet so quickly from playing with it and I can’t say that I’m upset about the cuteness factor.
// toddler bed (IKEA) sheets & pillow case (H&M) rug (TJ Maxx) //
This is the perfect bed for toddlers. I feared the day that we had to transition Penny from a crib but we hardly have any problems with her climbing out.
// weave (fern and the fawn) //
This is my favorite part of Penny’s room. I knew I wanted some sort of tapestry/weave to hang above her bed but I had no idea how to pull it off. Luckily, my good friend, Sharon, had just started her own home decor business and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask her for help. This turned out better than I imagined it would. She listened to everything I wanted and had it done within no time (she has two little ones so she’s practically superwoman). I highly encourage you browse her shop and be on the lookout for some holiday goodies. I’ve seen a sneak peek and they are gorgeous. You can also place a customized order. She has a talent for turning visions into realities. Thanks again, Shar!
I think she likes it 🙂