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Introducing… Titus James!

Yes, I’m still alive! On Monday, March 19th, we were blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby boy! Let me introduce you to Titus James!

He’s just perfect, and we are all doing well! He surprised us and was breech, so we were taken in for a C-section upon arrival to the hospital.

Recovery is slow but steady and I’m hoping to get back to some projects soon! My husband has to go back to work tomorrow… which means I’ll have all three kids (four-years-old and under) on my own all day!

Right now, I’m just enjoying my handsome baby boy and looking forward to restoring some sort of normalcy.

Lots of love,
Mary

Baby Boy’s Room – Planning & Inspiration

Better late than never! :)  Now that the girls’ room is almost complete, I can turn my attention to my precious baby boy’s room. I’ve been gathering inspiration and I’m super excited to share my plans with you!

I knew as soon as I saw him, the sock monkey! His cozy fabric and textures mixed with the handsome color pallet, this was going to be my handsome boy’s room theme. I’m not really a “theme” room type of person. To me, themes can easily go way overboard and you find yourself surrounded by toy trains, or bears, or mickey mouse. It’s a fine line to carry a theme and keep the design flowing properly. Rule #1, just because its a sock monkey, doesn’t mean it gets automatic clearance into the room.

Sock Monkey Theme Baby's Room Design  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com
The good news is I already have all the furniture pieces needed. When we purchased Gabby’s crib set, we thankfully chose a gender-neutral design. Other than that, it’s a blank slate. This is going to be fun! Check out the before pics — this is how the room looks today:
Yes, I still need to take down Gabby’s drapery panel. :)  I’m thinking about keeping the brown wall colors and adding a wide stripe design using a red color. I found this stripped wall on Pinterest and just love the scale.
Baby's Room Inspiration  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com

 

I’ve just got three questions: #1. Horizontal or vertical?  #2. Do I bring in white to brighten up the space?  #3. What about stripes on the ceiling instead?

Turning my attention to the walls, I saw this graphic and originally wanted to use the idea for the girls’ room. But thinking about it more, wouldn’t this look spectacular as a pop out graphic above the crib? I would be painting either wooden or cardboard letters.

Baby's Room Inspiration  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com
Also loving this print found on Etsy! Could I pull it off myself? Or maybe just purchase this one? It’s fab!
Sock Monkey Themed Room  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com
Source: etsy.com via Mary – on Pinterest

 

 

Adding a rustic element would be nice. I’d like to create a version of this on three scrap plywood boards…but maybe more modern/pop art styling.

Sock Monkey Themed Baby's Room  I  becauseiliketodecorate.com
Source: etsy.com via Mary – on Pinterest
I don’t think I would ever take the time to try and make my own sock monkey — not my forte. But I still love the tutorial graphic as wall art!
sock-monkey-pattern

 

 

Now onto fabric and textures. I want to pickup the warm coziness aspect of the sock monkey. This fabric is a must!

sock-monkey-texture
And how do you NOT love this blanket?!
Sock Monkey Blanket
I really like the balance of this room. Very well done! The draperies are amazing and oh to get my hands on one of those little red bicycles!
sock-monkey-crib-bedding_medium

 

And last but not least, the red shag rug is a must! :)

Pasta-Red-Shag-Rug
Source: google.com via Amber on Pinterest
I’m really excited to see how this is all going to come together! Stay tuned! :)
Lots of love,
Mary