More than a year before Griffin was born, I started a board on Pinterest with all the things I found and loved. Sometimes they would be completely random, but more often than not the things that inspired me were of a storybook nature.
Jeremy and I thought about what Griffin’s room should be like – a peaceful place to sleep, an imaginative space in which to play, and a soothing environment for all of the times we would sit in the chair to feed him.
Our house is made up of books. Pages and bindings fill as many cracks as we can stuff them into. Stories line our walls, cocooning us in a world of words.
And now they do that for Griffin.
Of all the children’s stories we knew, the one’s we loved most seemed to be classic British children’s literature. From Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan, to Narnia and Harry Potter, Griffin’s room is a creative mix of different worlds and lands that were founded by their authors in the UK.
When entering his room, a signpost guides the way, telling what wonderful worlds await. A ship lights the way, always pointing towards the second star to the right. The Hundred Acre Wood and Neverland make prominent appearances, but slight nods to the world of Harry Potter can be found, as in the snowy owl perched atop the crib.
Wonderland, Narnia, The Shire, Neverland – these are the elements we used when creating a place Griffin where can grow and learn.
Many of the items in the room came from Etsy – I love the handmade prints and decor you can find from creative people all over the United States. Restoration Hardware provided most of the furniture, and the ship was actually a clearance find on Pottery Barn. It was originally detailed with pink beads, but a short trip to a local bead store fixed that right up!
This is a room Griffin will hopefully grow into. The bed may change, but certain elements of this room will stay the same as he develops from baby to little boy.