as an artist and soon-to-be-mom, i wanted to create a light, airy and comfortable space for my newborn. after all, we’ll be spending a lot of time in there! having lived in tanzania for a year, i thought an african / safari theme would be fitting. a few items in the room are from tanzania including the handmade leather ottoman, mosquito netting curtains, and orange pillow case. the giraffe and monkey illustrations are drawn by me and, thanks to my husband, framed with palette wood. the room is painted with a “mint fizz” color, a very light sea foam. the crib is actually vintage as it was my husband’s when he was a baby, and most of the other accessories are from local shops around town.