Pink, pink and more pink. After having a baby boy the first time around I find myself practically crying tears of joy every time I land in an aisle shopping for baby clothes and accessories for my little girl on the way. I give props to couples who can wait to find out until their due date to find out the gender of their little one. For me, the sooner the better. As soon as I made it through my first trimester the shopping flood gates opened and I was well on my way to designing her own personal pink sanctuary.
I love to create spaces in my home that reflect the different countries that we’ve lived in. If you’re a fan of Happy Hour Mom then you already know that, both Shannon and I, have a soft spots in our hearts for the Middle East, specifically Dubai. When I was recently introduced to the new collection of Boho candles by Illume I fell in love with the Desert Tulip collection. It’s the perfect blend of pink, girly and boho chic that reflects the exotic white sands and eclectic patterns from around the world. The scent is a lively bouquet of red tulips, lilies, and white tea rose accent a passionate blend of raspberry, Mandarin and musk. While spending precious hours with my daughter I’ll also want to enjoy a calming environment to counter act the madness. The Desert Tulip is the just the beginning.
When it comes to furniture I prefer to be practical. The one rule I meticulously follow is, “If the piece doesn’t fit in any other room or can’t grow with a child, I’ll pass.” I’ll save all of my custom furniture for my dream house in my later years. Right now with a messy little boy and a new babe on the way I can bank on the fact that nothing I buy will hold up to the torture of young children. Prior to children I dreamt of an all white home, super modern and uber high quality pieces. Reality check. Flash forward 5 years and I made the wiser of two choices sticking to Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, TJ Maxx and IKEA.
Baby girl’s new Desert Tulip-inspired nursery will have a hint of the exotics, a few trendy pieces and girly girl written all over it in a modern, unique way. Stay tuned for the full coverage on the before and after.