Vintage Room Inspiration- Children's Books

These days I spend quite a bit of time reading to Collin. I love seeing his eyes dance when we read a new story or an old story that's new to him. One of his current favorite series is Richard Scarry's Busytown books. He's amazingly quick at finding the hidden Goldbug on every page. It's impressive. I can barely keep up reading because Collin is all too ready to turn the page and find another "Go-bug." Now that the boys' nap times and bedtimes are synching up, it's fun to sit on Collin's bed with
Killian on my lap and read to both of them at the same time before they go down.

Another favorite in our house is the classic Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman. Not only is the story adorable, it boasts such a rich, vibrant color palette. The other day I found myself inspirited to create a home decor scheme around the beautiful canary yellow, tomato red, mocha brown and vibrant teal. You don't see these colors put together that often in modern decor. 
Take a look at what I've come up with.

So I've decided to start sharing some more of my vintage inspiration for rooms-- be it from old postcards, advertisements, movies, product packaging... You name it. Stay tuned, friends!


  1. What a fun idea! I've found myself thinking along these lines with two books of own, Where the Wild Things Are and Go Dog Go. In fact, Go Dog Go has a very similar palette to Are You My Mother?. I love your design scheme that you put together. So cute and happy! (Also, don't you think Are You My Mother is the perfect story? I love the loop of the plot. :)

    1. Thanks Aanna! I also love Where the Wild Things are and Go Dog Go. I think P.D. Eastman wrote Go Dog Go as well, so it makes sense they'd have a similar color scheme. Some of the Dr. Seuss books have good colors too. And yes, it's the sweetest story.


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