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Finn & Tuck Sleep Here
Pulling together a nursery to accommodate not one, but two babies, is no mean feat – but mother of 11-month-old twins, Chelsea Horsley, decided to go it alone (without a decorator) to create a light-filled space for her boys, Finn and Tuck. Read on to find out how Chelsea achieved this stylish room for two on a budget, with enough left over to give big sister, Tate a bedroom makeover too.
“Finn and Tuck are my 11 month-old twin boys, and their room all started with the bright Stripe Persimmon rug by Dwell Studio. The rug, and Amy Blackwell’s ‘Where we Live’ print inspired the colour in the room. I chose to keep the furnishings white, so as the boys grow I can switch out the knick-knacks and still keep a clean, fresh look – or so I hope. With boys you never know!” says Chelsea.
“When we found out we needed two of everything I knew we’d need to stick to a budget, so I sourced most of the pieces in the room from Ikea,” recalls Chelsea. “All of the furniture, minus the knit pouf and leather chair, is from there. I found Max, the rhino, at Anthropologie. He stands guard over the diaper changer – the boys love him.”
“Tate’s personality was the inspiration for this room. She’s a girly tomboy. The kind you’d see in a dress and high tops. I knew her room couldn’t be too pink, or too perfect, so I introduced the gray striped bedding to balance out the feminine bed – a hand-me-down from her great, great grandmother. I made the garland out of yarn and love the whimsical, imperfect aspect it adds to the space,” Chelsea says.
“Tate’s art collection has been added to over time – like any good collection should be. Some of the art is hand made by my sister, the fabric letter ‘t’ is from Anthropologie, and one of my favorites is the gold framed print by Lisa Telling Kattenbraker. Her books used to be stacked on a bookshelf in the closet. I had a light bulb moment one day and decided to bring them all out. It’s amazing how much more she reads them now that they’re out in piles around the room.”