A Mediterranean Slumber

Without being obnoxiously mushy, finding out that our second child was going to be a girl was a proverbial dream come true. I always knew in my heart that I would be the mother of two girls. My sister, Amanda, and I are two years apart and inseparable (although it wasn’t always like that growing up when we were arguing over clothes and the phone). When my husband and I discovered we were having another girl, I felt excited that my daughters would be close in age and someday have the bond that Amanda and I are lucky to have.

I love the colors and theme of our oldest daughter’s room but wanted our second daughter’s room to be completely different. We’ve even looked at adding features like mountain wallpaper, just so it’s a little different to her sister’s room. Just as we want her one day to embrace the inner peace that comes with “marching to the beat” of her own drum.

After running circles around Pinterest, poring over children’s magazines, and consulting with some fashion-savvy friends, here is the final product:










The pouf, bedding, and curtains are part of the Bazaar collection at the Land of Nod. The fauxidermy and framed wall art is from Z Gallerie. The burlap wreath is from Etsy and the diaper container on top of the changing table is from The Container Store. The night stand and changing table are from a local vintage furniture store. Last but not least, the rug, which is my favorite part of the nursery, is part of the Wyndham collection with Safavieh. I think a rug can make a room look completely different. It brings the nursery together! Which reminds me, we desperately need a new rug for our living room. We might buy something like a shaggy rug as it needs to be soft underfoot. What type of rug do you think we should get next? Also, we spent quite a lot of money on this rug so it’s really important that we take care of it. This new report might help you out if you want to learn how to properly care for a rug.

As my “baby” is now seven months old, she has gotten a lot of use out of the nursery (we didn’t let her over-welcome her stay in our bedroom like we did with our first daughter). We have enjoyed watching the girls “play” together in the nursery and hope they realize, when they are someday teenagers and arguing over clothes and the phone, that they will ultimately be best friends.


    5 Comments on A Mediterranean Slumber

    1. Anastasia
      December 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm (8 years ago)

      I love that rug!! Such a great room! You definitely have a knack for it, and it’s probably funner than our days jobs!

      • jenniferdaku
        December 31, 2014 at 2:45 pm (8 years ago)

        Thanks, Anastasia. I agree!!! Happy 2015. I’m serious about you doing a feature for me on being fashion savvy at work.

    2. Debbie Cantwell
      December 31, 2014 at 2:54 am (8 years ago)

      When you designed Arden’s room I thought it was the most beautifully creative baby’s room I’ve ever sen! Now I see your second daughter’s room and realize you definitely have a talent for this! I love the lavender tones. I painted my own bedroom lavender in reminiscence of my room as a child, also lavender.
      You really should consider doing this for a living, Jenn. I’m sure with word of mouth and friends, many other mothers-to-be will be able to enjoy a beautifully unique room for their child.

      • jenniferdaku
        December 31, 2014 at 9:55 am (8 years ago)

        Thank you Debbie! I’m glad you love the room and am flattered by your compliments! It was great seeing you and Pam at Rich’s holiday party and I loved your story about returning the stuff the valet left in the car… definitely good Karma for 2015!