When I first found out I was pregnant with AF, I remember anxiously picking out each item in her nursery. From the bedding and furniture to the artwork on the walls, each item was lovingly chosen and put in its place before I ever met my tiny little lady who would someday bring life into that room.
Fast forward five years and that spunky lady brings such beauty and uniqueness to her now "big girl room". I snuck in there this morning to take a few photos of the little details that she herself has chosen to display in there. Because I think it will be fun to show her someday.
The room is just totally.... HER. And I love it.
For the most part, I've stepped down as decorator and now I adore watching her make those decisions in her own special way. I try not to interfere with her design choices. I want her to have a space all her own. Even if all the knick knacks make my eyes hurt. She loves random trinkets and treasures, and it's fun to spy what items she places where. And she just told me yesterday that she wants to paint her desk purple.
I remember when I was a little girl absolutely loving my bedroom. I took great pride in decorating and personalizing that space, especially the Luke Perry poster I had up during my 90210 phase (wow). I also recall pestering my parents for a specific white bedroom furniture set, insisting that everything match!
I just hope AF grows up loving her room just as much as I did and feeling like that space is truly a haven.
Now keeping that haven clean is quite another story....