First Look: Home Tour

Today, I’ve got something exciting to share with you!  I’m thrilled to present the first peek into my home and the work we’ve done to it.  First up is my son’s room.

Like so many things in my life, this room began with some inspiration from Jenna Lyons.  After seeing this picture of Ms. Lyons’ little boy’s bedroom, I became smitten with the idea of stripes on the ceiling.  I decided to stick with the colors (and bedding) that we already had in our little one’s room, and built his new room around this aqua and orange palette.

With the help of our expert interior designer, Rina Yan, we sourced the perfect paint colors and the softest rug (and re-purposed the chandelier we had in our former entry way).  We also added some DIY touches as well (I wish I could say that I was the one DIYing, but I left that to my extremely crafty mother, who painted the starfish I bought in bulk the perfect shade of hot orange).

I adore the way the whole room came together.  It feels fun and exuberant, bright but soothing, with all the white and pale aqua.  And my little boy gave it the biggest endorsement upon moving in.  He declared, “Mommy, this is the best bedroom ever!”

Crib: Oeuf / Bedding: Serena & Lily / Blanket: Giggle (no longer available) / Large Storage Bin: Hable Construction / Small Storage Bin:  Hable Construction / Knit dolls: Blabla / Bureau-Changing Table: Ducduc / Plush Lion: FAO Schwarz / Chair: Serena & Lily / Ottoman: Serena & Lily / Starfish Pillow: Layla Grace / Rug: Shop Daisy


  • Love it! His room looks fabulous!

    • Thank you so much, Melissa! It was a real labor of love.

  • Ali, I absolutely love how it turned out! What a perfect room for a lil boy. Love it and totally looking forward to seeing more from your home tour. 🙂

    • Thank you, Theresa!! I love this room so much. :). And I can’t wait to show you more!

  • Ali, your sons room is just lovely! I can’t wait to see the rest of your home. I’m sure it’s beyond belief. You really have quite the eye.

    Cheers, Vanessa

    • Thank you so much, Vanessa!! I look forward to showing you more!! Designing a house is such a labor of love.

  • kimair

    really love your son’s room! the color palette is unexpected, but fun. can’t wait to see more pics!!

    • Thank you so much, Kim! Decorating my kids’ rooms was such fun. 🙂

  • Such a lovely room Ali. Love the mix of bright colors and pastels. Perfect!

    • Thank you so much, Alex! The room feels very happy to me. 🙂

  • This is perfection!

  • Sandra Camp

    love his room! it really is a happy space. can’t wait to see more house pics 🙂

  • Darline De La Torre

    Please if you can email me the colors you used for the wall and ceiling. My email is

  • Nar E. Abedian

    can i please know where you got your blinds from?