As soon as I found out our first baby was going to be a girl, I was in a hurry to name her. I had a few different ideas about room color schemes in mind, but each was tied to a name. Gigi (Giselle Gerow) would have had an orange and pink room if Dave hadn’t choked when I suggested the name. Poppy Gerow, naturally, would have had red if Dave hadn’t seen way to many Seinfeld episodes, and yelled out, "Poppy! You peed on the couch!" when I suggested the name. And Daisy Gerow (which, interestingly, was the first name I suggested) would have a light yellow room with white and orange and green. Her room was gorgeous and it just seemed to suit her. If you want to see what the first incarnation of Daisy’s room looked like, you can view it here.
When Clementine sort-of shared a room (there were good intentions about sharing, anyway), the color scheme still worked. It was already citrusy, just like Clementine. I added elements to carve out a space for Clementine, too. However, sharing a room didn’t seem to be in the cards. We could never get Clementine to sleep in there because the idea of being that close to Daisy was just too exciting. We decided it was time for them each to have their own rooms.
Daisy’s is now complete. She moved into our old bedroom and kept the green color that I loved so much. Daisy is a very colorful dynamic girl, so I wanted to make sure her room showed that off. Lots of color, lots of girly dress up opportunities. I think it reflects the almost 5 year old Daisy as much as the first one reflected the newborn Daisy.
This door knocker was a gift from Daisy’s great-grandmother Tay. It’s perfect for the grown up five year old who often wants to be alone.
A big change for the new room is that the newest member of the family shares the room with Daisy. Meet Gliddy the Guinea Pig. Daisy loves him despite this sad little face she’s making in the picture.
The new vanity is my favorite part of the room. I got it at a consignment sale. I saw it when I dropped off my clothes to sell and spent the whole night thinking about it, hoping it would be there when I got to the sale.
Look at the little beaded knobs!
Some of the art I made for Daisy before she was born made it into the new room. These hang over Gliddy’s cage.
Close up on the first one because I love this Shel Silverstein poem so much.
The purple coat rack holds half of the dress up dresses. The rest take up a full dresser drawer. The photograph above is by the inimitable Holly Brown.
I’m happy that there’s a good bit of local art in Daisy’s room. In addition to the photo by Holly, there’s this flower by Hope Hilton on one window and the two pieces by Lou Kregel on the other.
My other favorite part of the room is the bed. I got the bed, which I spray painted turquoise, from the fabulous Chrissi Oscar. Daisy made the fabric wings above the bed at Treehouse’s fashion camp two years ago. Another piece of Lou Kregel’s art hangs above the wings. Fabric in an embroidery hoop is a carryover from Daisy’s old room.
Above all of that is Daisy’s name, something I ordered from etsy before she was born. The beautiful photo of three year old Daisy is by EarlyGirl Photography.
I found this great organic bedding at Goodwill. I love how it looks with the turquoise bed.
This long shelf used to be in my classroom. The baskets store the 8000 My Little Ponies, random horses, fairies, blocks, puzzles, etc. etc.
The dresser was from my room. Maybe one day I’ll add the handles back on.
Another piece I made before Daisy was born. This one is a family tree in need of updating (but I still love it).
She’s a happy girl.