Fifteen Months Old (Eleanor’s Monthly Photo)

Fifteen Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

(I’ll be taking a photo of Eleanor sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing her pin each month until she’s two years old.)

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MiY 5e: Little Boy’s Room

A few years have passed since we last checked in on James and Eugenia, the fictional couple in this edition of Making it Yours. James’ mid-century rocker chair has served him well through many phases of his life. We first saw it in the living room of his bachelor apartment, and then again after Eugenia moved in. The couple had the chair in their bedroom for a while, then created a reading nook in their new place after they moved to Chicago. Now the couple has become a happy family of three, and they’ve moved the chair into their little boy’s room.

Orange (James’ favorite color) is back, though it’s a brighter happier shade now for a kid’s room. It shows up in the bedding, bedside table, and the floor bin that they fill with toys. Blue is a perfect complement to orange, and it’s on the walls, in the striped rug, and even in accessories like the lamp and clock. The simple bed is low to the ground and small in scale, so it’s the perfect size for a child’s room. Their little boy is a big fan of robots, and James and Eugenia are happy to indulge him. He has robot sheets on the bed, and a little robot coin bank on his nightstand. The Space Invaders style wall graphics are a playful addition to the room, even if the game was a wee bit before the boy’s time (he just likes the way the aliens look).

Making it Yours, Fifth Edition

MiY 5: Mid-Century Rocker Chair Summary

We’ve seen the mid-century rocker chair in five different rooms now, completing this edition of Making it Yours. Remember, these looks are meant to work with any vintage or reproduction Danish Modern chair, whether it’s a rocker or not. Did you have a favorite room from this time around? I’d love to hear what you thought!

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