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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sasha Emerson

I first saw Sasha Emerson's work in Cottage Living. You will probably recognize some of the pictures below. I recently found her website and decided to share some of her work.

I picked a few of my favorite rooms
and they all ended up being children's rooms.


They have such a playful, cozy look about them that I love.

The mix of patterns and colors is really appealing to me right now. I thought it would be fun to decorate a room using these pictures as an inspiration.



I would start with this great quilt found on Ebay.


Add some fun sheets with fabulous trim and...

mix in stripes to keep it interesting.

A few animal pillows to add some personality.

Vintage suitcases from Ebay to store all the little treasures (usually from Happy Meals) kids seem to collect.

A striped rug from Dash and Albert to soften the room.



And a couple of pieces of art to finish off the room.

Painting from Ebay.

So what do you think? Do you like it? Only problem? I love all my finds, but it just doesn't seem appropriate for Butterball. I found the quilt first and just went with it. I will have to go back and pick some more boyish items. Poor kid...I already dress him like a girl. Now I am trying to decorate his room like a girl. Does anyone know a good therapist?

17 comments :

  1. funny girl. How great- I love everything. Maybe you could just change C's room instead!!

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  2. I love all the bright colors and the art on the walls!

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  3. definetly too girlie!!! is he out of pastels yet?

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  4. Therapist to the rescue! Perhaps you can do what I did... I have a boy and a girl and my girl resisted the girlie look after 12... so I gave myself an office/creativity room. You can keep the girlie things and playful patterns you love then! For Butterball, I think you would enjoy doing somewhat of a theme room around either vintage toys or boy things! You can still keep the colorful and playful atmosphere. I picked bugs for my son's room... it was really fun... he's 24 now... and I don't think I damaged him too much lol.

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  5. great room and inspiration. love it!

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  6. I love that quilt and the animal pillows!

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  7. yes too girlie. maybe if you changed out the pink stripes for navy and incorporated something tough like black and threw in a fun colorful striped rug, threw around more green and orange instead of pastels then you might have a winner. just find more masculine versions of all that you picked.

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  8. I love her work! Thanks for sharing it with us. Also, I wanted to remind you that your City Escapes series will be up tomorrow. Make sure to add a link on your page.

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  9. Her work is so family friendly. I love it! The room you put together is darling and I LOVE Dash and Albert rugs.

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  10. Oh, I love these interiors! The bright colors are great. I love your picks, but the pinks do suggest girl... Who ever made pink a girl color anyway? My son's fave color is "mink"!

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  11. I think the bright colors are great!

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  12. I have the exact same set of suitcases! I picked up one on Cape Cod and a friend picked up the other in Maine! How fun is that!

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  13. Well, my husband googled me at 2 in the morning (no logical explanation!) and sent me your 'homage'. Thanks for the support...
    I am crazy about those sheets, but would agree you have gone a little 'girly'. This is said lovingly as both the mother of three girls, and someone who would turn any boy's room into Halston's boudoir!

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  14. hello, i am sasha's daughter. her email is emersonsasha@yahoo.com

    if you love her work so much then email her!

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