Two happy little Chinese ladies

The Tolman's happy nursery for their two adopted girls. Triptypch prints

I just stumbled upon the cheeriest nursery I’ve seen for a while. A couple decided to adopt two Chinese beautiful baby girls and when the girls outgrew their cots, the Big Girl Room was born!

The Tolman's happy nursery for their two adopted girls. Perfect for storytelling

The Tolman’s happy nursery for their two adopted girls. Perfect for storytelling

The happy and creative mum writes: “When planning the girls’ new room I really wanted something that was bright and whimsical but still feminine. I love pink and orange together because it just feels “happy” or maybe because it reminds me of Oilily dresses.”

While she consciously brought in aspects of the Chinese heritage, she also consciously didn’t make it too China-feel. There are Chinese details like the Chinese Peony quilt, set of 4 peasant paintings, red cheongsams, birdcages that look pagoda-ish and the double happiness character on the teapot on the bear story mural. (The mural on the reading nooks with shelves on both sides is from “Bear Wants More” by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.)

The Tolman's happy nursery for their two adopted girls. Triptypch prints

The Tolman's happy nursery for their two adopted girls. Beautiful mural.

The Tolman's happy nursery for their two adopted girls.

A beautiful room for beautiful Asian sweethearts.

To get the look:
Chinese Peony quilts (I want one for Hannah!) from Uptown Country Home $270 for twin size
Oriental Pagoda-look white birdcage from Japan Garden £45.10
Peony artwork plentiful from eBay

16 October 2007
23 October 2007

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    Jessie

    20 October 2007

    So pretty!!! I love all the colors together!!! This is why I love to design kids’ rooms!!! So fun!

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