I thought I would share the little space we have created for Souvie, while we continue to wait for his or her arrival.
We originally thought we would have Souvie in the corner of our room. A simple little space with a cot, chest of drawers/change table. The chest of drawers we found and reworked turned out to be impracticable to use as a change table, too high and narrow. So we ended up purchasing a change table. Soon I had put pretty paper in frames and sourced some vintage finds like a rocking chair and before we knew it we were in the corner of our room and Souvie's Nest was where we used to be!!!
I guess it is another example of how, even before Souvie is here, Souvie is influencing our lives and changing our priorities and letting us know in subtle and not so subtle ways that life is going to change. Big Time!!!
As I have previously shared we decided on a cot from Ikea with the Cocoonababy for Souvie's bed rather than a bassinet.
Some little friends to keep Souvie company while it is in the Cocoonababy and the cream blanket given to my Husband by his Nan when he was a baby. The red stripe blanket under the Coconababy is a beautiful blanket which I will reverse when Souvie is out of the Cooconababy made by Cherish.
Above the Cot we hung some frames I filled with pretty wrapping paper, a print we made and two plates by Chik. The yellow 'you are loved' decal is from Wanderlust. We also hung a floating shelf we purchased from a hardware store to place some old teddies of my sisters and a frame with a lovely print by Nicoletta Ceccoli. All to watch over Souvie.
I sourced a rocking chair from an op shop which will be useful for reading time. The Doily mat is from Henna's Boutique. The cushion from Freedom Furniture and the stuffed toy is a gorgeous Dotty Dog.
The Change table we settled on was the Stokke Care System. The quality of it has been disappointing for such an expensive brand. Hopefully it will be practical and we will get good use out of it.
The chest of drawers I have shared previously. On top is a cute puppy dog vintage bookend I sourced locally. The grey elephant is a souvenir which we purchased from Artisans d'Angkor while in Cambodia last year. The cute paper clouds are from Concrete and Honey. The Cloud mirror is one of my vintage mirrors. The fun letter press blocks are from the Drill Hall Emporium.
We think it is a lovely little space for our Souvie, the tones are very calming. We just need Souvie to hurry up!!! xox