Designing a room for a boy and girl twin pair can be a challenge, but mama Allison Wollenhaupt of Allison Marie Photography did such a great job for her babies Abram and Madeline. She kept the base a neutral gray, then added pops of green, pink, and orange. Her goal was to create a cheerful, whimsical space where she would like to spend time, too. Lots of DIY projects, including giving an antique dresser a makeover with yellow paint and creating the cutest handmade mobiles, made the room extra special. Read on for more details from Allison, then be sure to check out the full gallery to see all of the photos!
“Many of the pieces in the room are DIY. I was on bed rest from 26-35 weeks in my pregnancy, so I wasn’t able to go shop for the room like I had hoped. Looking back, I love that I couldn’t, because I really cherish all the handmade details.
“The series of 5 prints on the wall above the cribs is one of my favorite things about the room. A friend of mine threw me a wonderful baby shower, and her husband illustrated these little prints for the shower invitation. The minute I saw the invite, I knew I had to display it somehow in the nursery! The first print says “Classic Pairs aren’t born very often”, and then the next three are famous pairs – Jack & Jill, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Dick & Jane, and then the last one is Baby Boy & Baby Girl Wollenhaupt.”
Cribs: Baby Mod
Dresser: Antique find, painted yellow
Curtains: Pottery Barn
Glider: Buy Buy Baby (local purchase, not sold online)
Crib Mobiles, Crocheted Baby Blankets and Booties, “Welcome Babies” banner: Made by twins’ mother, Allison of Allison Marie Photography
Lamp and Mirror: Home Goods
Owl pillow, Crib Bedding and Quilts: Handmade by twins’ grandmother
Owl Stuffed Animal and Elephant Stuffed Animal: Pier 1 Imports
White Bookcase: Target
Bookshelves: Made by twins’ grandfather
Crocheted Baby Hats: Made by a Friend
Scripture Prints: Handmade Gifts
Changing Pad & Cover: Amazon