We’ve only been home for one day, and I’m already missing that gorgeous Colorado weather, the walkability of Durango, and the relaxing family time. I have had a few people ask about where we stay when we’re there, and the answer is that my parent’s bought a vacation house there in 2012 after visiting for a bike race a few years earlier. We visited for the first time in 2013 (twice), then have been fortunate enough to spend 4-6 weeks a year there since Isla was born in 2014.
The house has four bedrooms on the second floor, then a third floor with little rooms with sloped, roofline ceilings. Isla has historically just slept on the second floor next to us, but as she’s gotten older, she has spent more and more time on the third floor. The three third-floor bedrooms rarely have people stay in them, so they were sparsely furnished with beds and a nightstand. On our first day in Durango, Isla went upstairs and laid her claim on the north facing bedroom. She loves being up there! I thought it would be fun to decorate the tiny little room!
As soon as I saw the adorable products on Mouse + Magpie‘s website, I knew I wanted to do a forest-themed room, with rabbits, owls and squirrels everywhere. Mouse + Magpie is a child inspired, adult curated collection of delightfully designed products and furnishings created specifically for little people with big imaginations.
The recently launched company currently includes a series of bedroom items, such as framed art, prints, pillows, blankets and lamps. I chose one of each! The Mouse + Magpie items in the room are the Squirrel Lamp, Patchwork Sherpa Blanket, Busy Squirrel Banner Pillow, Squirrel Clock, Busy Squirrel Banner Print, Squirrel Friends Framed Print, and Framed Squirrel Friends Print. I am obsessed with all of them, but my favorite is probably the sweet squirrel friends pillow. That print is so adorable!
Mouse + Magpie aims to bring whimsy and the magic of stories to life in the spaces where children immerse themselves in imagination – which perfectly describes Isla on the third floor. It’s like a fun, fantasy land up there with a secret room (small, little doors to a long, narrow closet she hides in). Every evening, after we read two books, I tell Isla a made up story and I love that the characters in the prints and fabrics give us new characters to talk about and incorporate into our make-believe.
Isla absolutely loves this little space. She already adored being in Colorado at “Mimi’s green house,” but now that she has her own room, she is even more thrilled. She is dying for her friends to come and visit for a sleepover (my heart would melt every time she asked!).
Shown here: Busy Squirrel Banner Pillow
Shown here: Squirrel Lamp
Shown here: Busy Squirrel Banner Print
Shown here: Patchwork Sherpa Blanket
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