Toddler Room Transformation

The countdown to baby #2 is getting real. Pregnancy with a toddler (and a small business, which often feels like another child) means there are zero hours in the day to daydream about the new baby’s nursery, much less he/she's arrival into the world. Recently, our energy has been spent planning Walker’s “big boy” room (big surprise we tackle a room transformation before breaking him of a pacifier). I always enjoy seeing toddler rooms come together! There are endless ideas, ikea hacks and interesting uses of storage systems – it’s a great space to be creative and allow your child to be involved. Here's the before of our toddler room transformation.

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What a Gem

While flipping through photos of my trip to D.C. (here), I found this beauty taken at the National Museum of Natural History.

My obsession with all things turquoise led me to take this picture. I love the color variation and the veining. I want to wear it around my neck, prop it on a bookshelf and use it as a serving tray all at once.

Since my moment of inspiration, I've been determined to find a way for this to translate into a home. Then I discovered this photo...done.

(chapman interiors via ara design studio)