A room for brother and sister.

The fact that we are moving to a house, a perminent dwelling, a place we won't move from in less than a year, gives me the design bug. Bad. Like really bad. I lay awake at night designing the house, the studio, the kid's rooms...I even have the halls figured out. It's a curse really....but I love it.

And I don't even have the keys yet. Tomorrow, folks. Tomorrow I will be a home owner!

The big "decision" we are figuring out in our house right now, is who gets to sleep with whom and where. Addie and Ian have been together since infancy, and surprisingly want their own rooms in this new house. But, that leaves Ella having to sleep with a big kid, and I just don't know if I am ready to have her disturbed by the nightly ritual of getting out of bed 32 times for urgent demands like "another story", "bedtime snack" or "I'm scared of the dark" incidences. Truthfully, I don't think they could sleep apart...they have grown up as twins really, and miss each other after 5 minutes of being separated. So....since we haven't decided yet, I have been designing up a few alternatives.

This is what I have so far for a possible Boy/Girl or Gender Neutral Room. Addie is for sure a girly girl, and Ian is my 1960's school boy. The colors match up just right, and I am loving the color going on.

Here's the round up:

(Left to right)

1. Vintage Map

2. Favorite room from blog land here.

3. Anthropologie quilt I found on Craigslist ($40 thank you very much)

4. Room Seven Inspiration

5. Image here.

6. Le Balloon print available in the shop

7. Via kikiandpolly.com from Bloesom home tours here.

8. Le Petit Prince: a fav. book and design inspiration

9. Designs from Shinzi Katoh

10. Summer Tea Party Print available in the shop

11. Red chair found here.

I'm having a ball scouting out Craigslist, my local classifieds, and second hand stores. I'll let you know if this is what we go for...or if we end up going with the girls room/boys room idea. Personally, they only have so much longer until they really won't want to be together...I want to keep them together for as long as I can.

And so far, I've convinced them to stay together with this design:) I'm a tricky one, I am.

Off to the paint store....!