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Marlowe’s Bedroom Reveal

Marlowe Martino pictured in her mermaid inspired bedroom in her home in Connecticut designed by mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Welcome to my Mermaid-obsessed toddler’s Mermaid-inspired bedroom! Haha!  Before we moved, I asked Marlowe what she wanted her room to be like in our new house.  She had a very quick answer: “Mermaids.  And fishies, and whales, and oceans, and mermaids.”  She may have been actually watching The Little Mermaid at the time of our conversation, and clutching one of her (several) mermaid dolls.  Needless to say, I was not shocked. But how to interpret this theme, without it being…well, THEMEY.  Mermaidy, but without being hit over the head with them.  Ya feel me? I wanted Marlowe to have everything she loves in her living space while also making it a cool and modern room that she could grow in to.  The room is sort of an awkward shape, and I had bit of a blank at first as to how to utilize the wonky corner of the room.  Such a fun design challenge!  Since Marlowe loves reading so much, I was finally inspired to create a cozy little “Under The Sea” reading nook for her to snuggle up in. We all love the space, and gather in there as a family every single night before bed!

The room when I inherited it was pretty simple, and a nice size.  I refinished the floors, and painted it a bright white to create a nice blank slate.  The room gets so much gorgeous natural light, that I knew I could have a great time playing with colors.  I stuck to ocean tones, with accents of magenta and lavender– and lots of fun patterns and textures, of course! The room turned out to be one of my favorites in the whole house (her little brother’s nursery is my other fave!) and I’m so thrilled to share it with you today!  You can find all the design sources at the bottom of the post.

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

 

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino pictured in her bedroom designed by mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Marlowe Martino's bedroom, as designed by her mother Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After

Eva Amurri Martino pictured in the room she designed for her daughter Marlowe in their connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino pictured in the room she designed for her daughter Marlowe in their connecticut home

 

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Design Sources

Gold Polka Dot Decals: Urban Walls

Crib: Babyletto

Mattress:  Naturepedic

Bedding:  Land Of Nod

Rug: Potter Barn Kids (similar)

Rocking Chair: Land Of Nod

Mirror: Land Of Nod

Sheepskin Rug:  Overstock.com

Side Table:  Land Of Nod

Shaggy Poufs:  Land Of Nod

Pink Bean Bag: Target (similar color in stock)

Dress Up Bins:  Target

Hamper:  Land Of Nod (similar)

Octopus Chandelier: NK

Book Caddy:  Land Of Nod

Lowie Banner:  Meri Meri

Accent Pillows:  Target

Seahorse Pillow:  Land Of Nod

Mermaid Dolls:  Cuddle and Kind

Art Prints:  Land of Nod, Etsy, Cotton On Kids

Roman Shades:  Pottery Barn Kids

 

Photographs by Stephanie Elliott Photography

 

 

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  1. Nicole says:

    This room is amazing! I want it for myself for reals. Where did you get the print with Marlowe’s name and yours and Kyle’s? It looks like it also has some info on Marlowe’s birth month. Love love it it’s cute chic, perfect for a little cutie.

    11.17.16Reply
    • Thanks, Nicole! That is actually a pencil drawing by our friend and artist Edith Vonnegut. She made one for my parents before I was born to put in my nursery, and created one for Marlowe when I was pregnant as well! It’s so special to me 🙂

      11.18.16Reply
      • Nicole says:

        I thought it was just beautiful but the sentiment behind it makes it all the more special. Also hope Kyle is feeling better! I saw he fell the other day but in reading the newsletter, yikes! Thanks for answering my question 🙂

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  2. Joana says:

    love it!

    ps: the mirror ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Nicole says:

    I am creating my little boys nursery right now and I am LOVING all of this inspiration. However, if you just want to come over and decorate his space for me that would actually be seriously appreciated. Please and thank you! <3 However, since I assume a trip to the PNW is very unlikely, I do have one question: glider/ rocking chair – Necessary in babies room? If so, what brands do you like?

    11.17.16Reply
    • OMG yes a glider or rocker is a MUST. Make sure it is very comfy too because you will spend SO much time sitting in it in the first year of life. They are expensive but a good one will last– Major’s was in Marlowe’s nursery when she was a baby. I recommend a color other than white since fluids get spilled all over it constantly! Ha! Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod, and RH Baby all make great ones. I prefer a glider to a rocker for newborns!
      xoxox EAM

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  4. Danielle says:

    What does marlowe think of it and what was her reaction when she saw it?? It’s adorable.

    11.17.16Reply
    • She’s so obsessed. She loves spending time in her room, especially the reading nook 🙂

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  5. Marlowe is so precious and sweet,love her to bits!! The bedroom looks so cozy and comfortable,great job Eva,love everything about it,thank you for sharing with us!! Wishing your family lots of love,i am glad Kyle is doing ok,i love coming to your blog and seeing lovely posts like this 🙂

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  6. Jen says:

    I love it!!!! And the reading nook is my favorite…. I would love to curl up with a good book with Marlowe in that nook. Does she have the Princess Julianna collection of books they were my daughters favorites… check it out… enjoy??????

    11.18.16Reply
    • Thanks! I haven’t seen those books, but I will be on the lookout for sure! We are definitely in a Princess phase recently… 🙂

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  7. Pamela says:

    I love Marlowe’s pink whale pajamas – where are they from?

    11.22.16Reply
  8. Melissa says:

    Her room is gorgeous!!! I have a question, did you work with a designer too or did you pick out everything yourself? I feel inspired to make some changes in my daughters’ bedrooms (I have 3 little girls). I especially LOVE the little reading nook, and the dress up area is so cute too without being overboard! Very very cute ideas!

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