maya mori

in the midst…

the room

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frankie & the new baby will share a room and i have to admit that putting together a girl space has been really fun.  i switched the studio with F’s old room and painted the walls off white and a soft peachy orange above the moulding.  i spent one long afternoon doing faux bois on one wall.  it turned out really well and was incredibly inexpensive.  i tinted the glaze with a soft cappuccino color and the effect is lovely & subtle.

i found this fabric on ebay almost 10 years ago and it was the initial color inspiration. the combination is not for everyone, but i absolutely love it.  very liberty of london / anthropologie.

i was at an estate sale months ago and found this quilt.  it is perfect.  it is signed, made by mother / aug 31 / 1939.  i don’t think it was ever used.  i love all the vintage fabrics and the beautiful hand stitching.  it was only $25 and really complements the curtain fabric.  it also amazingly works well with the owl crib bedding i made for frankie before she was born.

i found a beat up, but very cool black shelf for $5 & painted it raspberry.  here is it before the paint job.

i kept seeing some lovely lantern/pom pom combinations on pinterest and decided that it was the perfect touch.  i found some really inexpensive lanterns & combined them with poms made out of tissue paper.  i found some picture shelves on craigslist for $10 and we created a book wall.  here is the room so far…

another view.  i love the way the painted shelf turned out.

detail of the shelf & faux bois wall.

frankie really loves the book wall.  we sit on the big bed and read books together before nap & bedtime.  she still sleeps in her crib, but will probably transition in the months before the baby arrives.

i absolutely love the flower/pom/lantern display!  the poms are really easy to make, but you can also buy them from an awesome portland girl at prost to the host.

it’s still a work in progress.  i found twin bed frames for $20 at a garage sale this summer, which i am sanding and painting raspberry (like the shelf).  i will store the second one for when the baby gets older.  we also found a vintage cabinet ($25!) from the 30’s at a garage sale.  it has a cupboard above and shelves below.  i am sanding it & painting it raspberry too.  i need to hang the bird mobile and some of the owl/woodland stuff from Frankie’s old room.  i have a great art idea that will be fun to work on with the boys over the holiday break.  all in all, this project has been really rejuvenating for me.  it’s nice to see your ideas come to fruition, especially for next to nothing!

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16 thoughts on “the room

  1. This is perfect. Another masterpiece, Mai. Just gorgeous and breathtaking- two lucky little girls!!!!!

    Does Frankie need more Peter Rabbit Books?

  2. Wow! It looks amazing. Maybe I need to get pregnant so I can be filled with energy and great ideas, too! I really don’t know how you do it.

  3. So fab! Love love love….

  4. Oh my gosh! You are so talented! Congrats on new baby… I haven’t seen you for so long… maybe just right after Frankie was born. Hope to see you soon! Aimee

  5. beautiful…inspiring!

  6. So artistic and inspired. I can see “the girls” playing there together and hear their laughter and sighs—a space for their own creativity in return.

  7. it’s even better in person! you have totally inspired me, maya! i want to do one of gigi’s walls faux bois and i hate painting…

  8. Really inspiring, Maya. Beautiful, simple, lovely play of color and design, showing off your personality and love for your children. Precious. Thank you for sharing.

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