So a few months ago, Vince and I went house hunting with Vito. We saw a few townhouses that looked great but they just didn't offer the convenience of our current apartment, which is really 5-10 minutes from everything. That's a huge plus for me--even though I'm a full-time working mom, I can always just pop in and see my family anytime throughout the day so I feel like a housewife, too! Best of both worlds really.
The most practical solution is to stay where we are now and maybe move when the boys start going to school. Since that's years from now, we'll just keep our second bedroom the way it is (playroom and Vince's study) and convert our master's bedroom into a family-friendly space that everyone--boys and one gorgeous girl haha--will enjoy!
That's why I joined the Ethan Allen design challenge. All I had to do was design a room around an Ethan Allen piece and, if the judges like what I did, I get to bring home a beautiful bed!
I've talked about the whole contest here and here. And here are a few more behind-the-scenes photos:
|Fixing the hood of the Moses basket Wiggle will sleep in.|
|I brought my own steamer so I can steam out the creases.|
|Yes, kinareer ko talaga siya! So sana ako manalo!|
|Vince framed B&W photos he took of Vito.|
|I brought white flowers (yes, they're real!) to breathe life into the space.|
Sigh. So pretty! I'd like to thank my talented husband Vince for this room's design actually. I'm really not a home person. I'm glad I live in a beautiful home but it's really Vince who likes going to furniture shops, watching home design shows and doing the decorating and the cleaning. I just really live in his house!
And while everyone tells us a pretty home isn't a good idea when you have small kids, we're glad to report that in our case, that's not true. My son, at just 19 months old, is so used to living in a nice place that he appreciates nice things! He loves being in beautifully decorated spaces. He loves sheets with high thread count. He loves lolling about our new sofa from Denmark (yes, we waited three months for it to arrive on local shores!). We really believe we have to expose our kids to beautiful things so that their taste is molded early on. So yes, this bedroom is a great room for a family with small kids!
Anyway, voting ends today! So if you haven't voted for my room yet, kindly go to Ethan Allen's Facebook page and LIKE my room. Thanks! I'll know on Monday if I got that bed. Wish me luck!
APRIL 3 UPDATE: I won!