her little haven

October 21, 2008

I think I have settled that my favorite color is white and that is quite reflective of Brave’s room. I wanted very simple and clean look and I like what we have thus far. There are a still a couple of things I am keeping an eye out at antique shops and flea markets to add, but those may take awhile to find.

My favorite parts of the room are 1) the old wooden crate box carrying her wooden block replicas of places in London and Paris, 2) Her Babette doll whom she asks for first thing every time she wakes up 3) Her collection of vintage clothing on antique French faux bamboo rack 4) The antique enamel kitchen holders that now carry her favorite collection of softies 5) The $1 chalkboard I snatched up at a garage sale on the wall on top of her dresser. For the longest time, I couldn’t figure what to put on that wall, but the chalkboard came in handy and I quickly sketched my version of Paris…

The room is so bright and airy that we love hanging out here and reading all over the floor, but we also like hanging out next door in True’s room, which is slowly almost done. Though it seems everything will always be a slow process for us because the things we like are not at just any one store. We have to patiently and frequently scavenge through flea markets looking for the absolute perfect pieces, though it may take awhile, we like it this way. Each piece will then have a story and a previous life, it makes it all more special.

31 comments on “her little haven”

  • jem jemmy says:

    That is so adorable. I want to visit True and Brave’s rooms.

    If and when I get a house will you be my interior designer?


  • melindakimbo says:

    time to put up pictures of True’s room!

  • Ellen says:

    i just want to hug Brave….sooo adorable!

  • Lin says:

    where oh where did you get the little wooden replicas of London and Paris! They are so sweet!

  • Rubyellen says:

    lin- i ordered them from overseas. i will try and remember where i got them!

  • Rubyellen says:

    lin- do you have an email? when i find the shop the blocks came from, i will email it to you?

  • Jack Sprat says:

    How beautiful! I feel like we’re always in edit mode, trying to make our little NY apartment seem bigger. This makes me want to run out and find a house even more…

  • nathalie says:

    looooooove her room!!!!!! i do like white too!!!! but then i would have too many other colors around. white is great for light and for drawing on walls too!!!!! lol!!!!!! you did an awesome job with her room. very pretty!!! kennedy and i went to five antique malls today just to look around. i found you a picnic basket i was going to buy for your birthday. however, when i opened it i almost gaged. it smelled horrible. so it thought i would pass. i will keep looking. if it doesn’t rain tomorrow we will go by another place. many hugs!

  • Sarah Jane says:

    I ABSOLUTELY love it!!! I love your chalkboard! So perfect for changing the scenery!

  • Kim G. says:

    Very Sweet Room! I love how you used the soap holders(I think they’re soap holders!??) Very sweet indeed!

  • Rubyellen says:

    nat- that is the bad thing about white. it doesn’t hide crayon stains!!! haha… and you are too sweet. yeah, it takes awhile to get used to old thing smells, and sometimes things smell so strong it isn’t even worth it.

  • Jenn says:

    What a great space. Love the vintage white pieces against your white walls. And all the vintage decor — how long has it taken you to collect it all?

    And you should totally submit this to Ohdeedoh!

  • Lin says:

    Thanks so much Rubyellen. It’s linda_touwen at yahoo [dot] com.

  • Rubyellen says:

    jenn- i have had some of the pieces before brave was born, it takes forever though. i want mirrors but i can’t find any that i like. i like old mirrors where the mirror itself is scratchy and unclear, but i haven’t come across any good ones in awhile, so it really does take awhile for me to collect things. ohdeeoh, really? i never thought about it. i’ll look it up, do you just, submit something?

  • I am glad you realized that you liked white! All your beautiful colors against it looks perfect! You are smart to decorate now before the girls have their own opinions! They will learn beauty from you! I was constantly (and am constantly) being told what the kids wanted and never got to show them the possibilities I was thinking about. That and we moved way too much! My mom always asks when I’m going to put color on the walls, but I tend to like white too… you can change the feel of the room with the accesories, it’s calming but it can be bright at the same time, and it looks so clean! I think I must be part Scandinavian! Anyways… you have GREAT taste! (and I’ve always wanted a Babette doll… I’m jealous!)

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  • Rubyellen says:

    bethany- i think in a former life we were scandinavian sisters!!!;) and we got brave a babbette for her 1st birthday. i begged and begged ben to get it for her!!! who can turn down a little ones first birthday?!!

  • lynne says:

    this should be in a MAGAZINE!!! what amazingness!!!

  • jordan says:

    Beautiful beautiful rooms. Very impressed.

  • Jaimee says:

    will you email me too about the little wooden city blocks? amazing. love them. cute blog. (found you via jordan.) thanks for sharing your talents!
    [email protected]

  • Nicole says:

    where did you get the poster?

  • Rubyellen says:

    jaimee- once i find the invoice from where i got the blocks, i will email you.

    lin- i tried to email you but it bounced back, can you email me?

    nicole- i got the poster online. the framing is the one that breaks the wallet. i will get that info up…

  • These are amazing!!! Where did you get the crib? I ADORE it.

  • nina says:

    love ur idea!! i like white too… cant wait to design my daughter’s room!

  • TX Girl says:

    I too found you through Jordan. Will you email me about the blocks too? I sent you an email with my contact information.

    The room is gorgeous.

  • vivI.Iviv says:

    this room is absolutely gorgeous x i love every tiny little detail…x

    vivI.Iviv <3

  • Rachel says:

    WHERE did you get that crib? I have been searching for one just like it!

  • Rubyellen says:

    rachel- babies r us. it is called jenny lind and i am sure you can find it elsewhere!

  • Rachel says:

    oh thank you SO much!!!

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