Mom painted Carter's room, and today we put the finishing touches in place. It looks really amazing! It will be a while before Carter moves in, as he's still sleeping in the cosleeper in our room and will be for the near future, but he has a very cool room all ready for him.
The idea was to create the look of a safari tent. Mom painted the room a soft green color, which really looks great with the dark wood of the furniture.
We found these bookshelves at IKEA. I had seen a set of bookshelves flanking a window with a seat between on Pottery Barn's website, creating a window seat. You can see that configuration here. We recreated that look with the IKEA bookshelves, an ottoman from another room, and some throw pillows. I wanted the curtains to be made of mosquito netting, and we happened to find curtain panels exactly like that at IKEA - for $4.99! I think the look we managed to create is just beautiful.
I love this big diaper pin over the changing table. It was also from Pottery Barn Kids.
Mom took a video tour of the room:
Here is another video of Carter kicking his legs. It's something he's just started doing in the last few days. He's starting to notice the world around him a lot more, which is so fun to watch. Until recently, his behavior hadn't really changed much since he was born. He was a newborn for three months, effectively. It's almost strange to see him start to grow and develop. He seems to be right on track as if he were born on time, which is good.