Juliette and I took a much-needed week off from the blog, and we parted to our respective ‘retreats’. My days were spent splashing in the river, hiking with the kiddies, lounging on the hammock, drinking glasses of wine and ciders (don’t judge, ciders are surprisingly refreshing) and even reading—and finishing—Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami and Home by Ellen DeGeneres. While the latter was a spur-of-the-moment grab from the library (yes, I actually frequent the library), it seemed perfect for my relaxed week, away from it all.
In Home, Ellen DeGeneres shares the interiors of her past and current houses (admit it, you want to know what they look like too), plus designer tips and fave shopping haunts. I seriously had my nose buried in it all week. It also inspired me to think about my own home and how we use it.
Lena, my two-and-a-half year old’s room has looked the same since her sister, Zoë was born 7 years ago. Everything worked so well with Zoë that I didn’t change a thing. This week away (and Ellen’s talent for interior design) has made me realize that her room has served us well but a few changes need to be made.
How to turn a baby’s bedroom into a big girl’s bedroom
1. FRESHEN UP THE FEATURE WALL
2. RETIRE THE MOBILE
3. SWAP OUT TOYS AND BOOKS
4. RELOCATE TREASURED FURNITURE
Now that I have somewhat of a plan, I just need the time to tackle this project. As I mentioned, I’m open to any suggestions (I’m calling on everyone, not just decor experts!) and would appreciate any ideas and tips. Hmm. What would Ellen do?