Eloise’s Room

March 4, 2019 • Home DecorKids

juliet only slept in our room for a month before we moved her into her own room, and though it was good and necessary at the time, i knew i wanted to keep eloise in our room for much longer if possible. luckily eloise had none of the troubles juliet had – she was a good and peaceful sleeper right from the beginning. her bed was in our room for eight months, but after the christmas holidays we realized something had to change. we weren’t sleeping very well, eloise no longer needing to be fed during the night, but still waking up a couple of times a night to sing to herself, or to cough when she was sick. she didn’t need us anymore, but she was still waking us up. so with a very heavy heart i decided it was time to find another solution.

i had actually been hoping that eloise would be a super silent sleeper and that i would be able to move her into juliet’s room right away, but we felt like that was probably not going to help anyone sleep more or better in the end. we didn’t have a spare room for eloise, so i needed to make it work with our guest bedroom. we really need that room for overnight guests, as we like to have friends and family over from belgium all the time. but i also didn’t want to squeeze eloise’s bed in between the guest bed and our little desk, making it seem like she would be a transitional addition to the room instead of the room being hers. so we moved the desk and clothing rack that was in the guest room into our own room, and i got rid of all the stuff that somehow ended up in that room over the past few years. we put in the changing table and a lounge chair for late night feedings, and i feel like the room really came together and is now cozier than it has ever been. whenever we have guests over, eloise sleeps in her travel cot in juliet’s room or ours, and guests are still comfortable in the double bed. but the rest of the time the place really feels like it belongs to eloise, and that was exactly what i was hoping for.

i am still so, so, so in love with the OLIVER FURNITURE mini wood+ bed we got. it fits into the mainly white room so beautifully, and the oak details match perfectly with some of the wooden accessories that we’ve put up. i framed one of juliet’s paintings and put some dried hydrengea in my new favorite vase (more on that one later) to add a bit of color, and they go so well with the GARBO & FRIENDS bedding that i chose for eloise’s bed. i am really into these green-greyish hues for her, perhaps because we already go overboard with the pink so often for juliet. i use the dresser next to her bed to showcase some of my favorites from her toys, clothes and cuddles, which helps to make the space feel warm and personal.

photos by stephanie duval • post in collaboration with HET LAND VAN OOIT • all of these items can be found at het land van ooit – bed from OLIVER FURNITURE, bedding from GARBO & FRIENDS, box with bunny ears from FERM LIVING, changing table from BUDTZBENDIX, cuddles from JELLYCAT, NIJNTJE cuddle, nijntje lamp from MR MARIA, slippers from BOBUX, toiletry bags from ELODIE DETAILS

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