The Special Transition From Crib to Toddler Bed
Atlanta-based interior designer Sharlene Yaqui converted her Wave crib into a toddler bed—a special milestone for her little one. Outfitted in our new Toddler Savanna Sheet Set and Safari Quilt, the bed is perfectly set up for the sweetest dreams. Below, Sharlene takes us on a tour of her whimsical Jungle Book-inspired nursery.
Organic, modern, layered
My love of nature inspired the jungle theme. I wanted it to feel like a page from the Jungle Book to give it a little bit of playfulness and whimsy.
The two Guatemalan worry dolls that we purchased on our recent family trip are the same dolls I had as a child to represent our Mayan heritage. In Mayan culture, children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to bed at night. By morning the dolls have gifted them with the wisdom and knowledge to eliminate their worries.
I love the functionality of the picture lights – they showcase the vintage animal drawings and provide ample ambient lighting for our bedtime stories.
I love the wallpaper. I looked at different jungle themed wallpaper and none of them felt right. The one we went with had more of a hand painted feel and looks like it came straight out of a story book.
I loved taking his milestone pictures in the rocking chair next to Mr.Slothy. He always gave the biggest smile when he saw the camera. It was the highlight of our day.
I hope he loves how he feels when he’s in there. I want him to feel like it’s his sacred place where his imagination can run wild.