T + E’s room inspiration

There are people who like to do baby boy rooms in baby blues or cars or zoo animals. But our boys are going to be more like toddlers. And those people we are not.

We decided two things: 1. We want their room to flow with the rest of the decor in our little apartment. 2. We weren’t doing a theme. 

We did, however, need some cohesion, so we decided to get one main piece of art/poster/print from which to draw color inspiration.

Way back when, we took a mini road trip to Kansas City and visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I come up with games for us at art museums, like… Guess That Piece’s Name, What Country Is This Artist From, and Which Was Your Very Favorite. Both of our very favoritiest piece was ‘Apartment Hill’ by Wayne Thiebaud. (Check out this (old) video… He’s great.) He’s best known for his paintings of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks. Like this:

Wayne Thiebaud

But ‘Apartment Hill’ is a little bit unlike his other stuff… and so beautiful! When we set out to find one main print for their room, I checked out Society 6 and found some good options. But we kept coming back to the city scene, colors, and feel of ‘Apartment Hill.’ We went for it and bought a print! I still love it… which is good news, because I get tired of home decor very easily. I’m going to use many of the colors from it, but the ones below are our main inspiration. 

color inspiration, ‘Apartment Hill’

We’ve already got crib sheets with the royal blue shade and a rug with the orange… so we’re making progress!