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Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

The last time you guys saw Ruby's room was over 2 years ago. She was only 4 months old and so, so tiny! She's now a smart and sassy toddler ready for a big girl room of her very own. See our video at the very end to see the transformation from a baby room to a big girl room and Ruby's reaction when she saw it all… 

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

We switched out her crib for a twin size bed that sits pretty low to the ground. It's safe to say Ruby's been pretty obsessed with her bed ever since and sometimes asks for a "time out" just so she can go lay in her bed.

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

We kept all the original storage we got for the room when she was a baby including Oeuf's Mini Library and those vintage dressers I got from Craig's List. We just updated her storage bins a bit and added some Oh Joy lamps to light the way.

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

She was pretty excited to play in her room and roll around on the rug. I swear, add a teepee into any kid's room, and they go crazy for it!

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

We also updated her windows with more streamlined darkening shades that you switch from light to dark in minutes and makes the transition from nap time to awake time so much better.

Oh Joy for Nod / Ruby's Room

I'd say Ruby was pretty happy with the whole thing, and we're excited to have a room she'll love for years to come…

// CREDITS //
Brought to you by Oh Joy + Land of Nod
Photos by Sasha Gulish for The Land of Nod
Video by Casey Brodley
Music is "Blink of an Eye" by Frances England
Honeycomb Window Shades from DecorView
My dress by Sonnet James
Ruby's romper by Duchess & Lion

64 comments

  1. I love the paper flowers!!! This whole room is so beautiful. The ice cream cone pillow is great! I kind of want one for my couch!
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

  2. What fun and happy room for Ruby! I love that big girl bed too and would want to give myself a time out to lay in it as well! 🙂 That is just too cute. This room definitely seems like something she can grow into as well when she gets older. Congrats on the line, Joy!

  3. What an adorable, happy big girl room, Joy! Ruby is SO adorable! I am SO glad I found you! Love what you have created! Would love to know where you got that colored block toy you and Ruby are playing with! Oh, and I’m SUPER jealous about all of that wonderful natural light in Ruby’s room! Hugs!!

  4. I’ve been waiting for this project. I’m probably more excited than my daughter. Love the line and love Rubys room. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I love it!!!! Your whole home is inspiring! I know this is suppose to be about design but I have mom questions 🙂 How did u decide it was time to switch to a bed? Did she climb out of the crib? How was the transition? Does she stay in her room at night? Are u using rails on the bed? I know u said the bed is lower but it still looks a little tall in the pics. Can she climb in on her own? My little guy turns 2 next month and I love getting advice from experienced moms!!! Maybe this info is a whole other blog post but I would love some insight any way I can get it 🙂 Thank u!

  6. Beautiful! How exciting for Ruby.
    If you don’t mind me asking – where are the white paper “flowers” / medallions on the wall from? They’re perfect! Congrats on the line, keep up the gorgeous work!
    Best,
    Jordan

  7. Sigh. I’m still in love with that set of vintage campaign chest. The room and the Land of Nod products turned out great. Loving the ice cream pillows. Congrats, Joy!

  8. Hi Theresa!
    Ill def. do a separate post about it and go into more details but we added these bumpers onto her bed since its not against a wall:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003KFCV6S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8camp=1789creative=390957creativeASIN=B003KFCV6SlinkCode=as2tag=oj06-20
    They go underneath the sheets and you just put on a larger fitted sheet to keep them on. Also, the bed is easy for her to climb on because it has the upholstered frame around it so its almost like a mini step into the bed. So think thats what it feels lower to me because she has an easier way to get into it.
    Hope that helps for now and Ill work on a longer, more detailed post!
    Joy

  9. Nicely done Joy! I appreciate how you’ve taken a relatively plain jane (no crown moldings, vaulted ceilings, etc.) room and used your incredible talents to transform it. It really shows what can be done in a regular sized room :). Bravo!! And nice videography to Casey ;-).

  10. Oh my gosh — what a delightful space! Wonderful, yummy colors and all that natural light… This is clearly the room of one happy, very lucky young girl.
    The bedding and area rug pairing is a total treat. And that lamp — so fun (and pretty glamorous!). I can tell that it’ll look just as great in her teen room, or college dorm – or even another spot in the house one day. Playful and lively – but not at all ‘kiddie’ or temporary. (And, bless you: Not at all princess-y.)
    I just checked out the rest of your accessories on The Land of Nod. Loving your other lamps – and (no surprise), I’m really liking your selection of art prints. BIG congratulations on another WONDERFUL collection!

  11. Love her bed, blinds, elephant and teepee!! I always wanted a tent/tree house growing up and the teepee is just the thing! Super cute!

  12. I love this room!!! I want you to update mine next! 🙂
    Where is the mint giraffe on the dresser from? SO CUTE. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on such a beautiful line!!

  13. What a beautiful room, for a beautiful little girl!
    Joy, I just also want to thank you for your book, Blog INC. It provided me with just the information I needed to successfully launch my own blog! It is still a much used reference, and I am still learning a lot from visits to your blog as well!~ Thanks!

  14. Good to know about those bumpers, Joy. I got the blake bed from Land of nod http://www.landofnod.com/blake-bed-white/f6245 for my son, which is also a platform bed, so I struggled a bit with finding rails. What we ended up doing was putting a couple of euro sized pillows on each side of the bed, on the floor, that way if he fell he had a soft landing. Not the most elegant solution but after a couple of weeks, he stopped falling out anyway 😉
    I myself am LOVING those white tissue fans! I’ve decided that’s the finishing touch I need for my daughter’s nursery. would you please let us know where you purchased them, when you get the chance.
    Such a beautiful room. every little (and big) girl’s dream!
    http://www.lexandliv.com/

  15. ADORABLE! I love the potted plants on the sill and especially the color. One thing to note though–maybe think of grouping them away from her head in case of earthquake. Sorry to bring that bit up but I’m a San Francisco native that always thinks about these things!

  16. Love it!
    Where did you get the pillows from (ice cream cones, elephant)?
    Where did you get those ruffley flower pillows from? Are they fabric? Or paper?
    I’m feeling inspired now, so thanks for sharing!

  17. Love, love, love this space!!! I’m so inspired by your design choices 🙂 Can you share the paint colors you used on the vintage dressers?

  18. after looking for a long time, I finally came across a campaighn chest like the one in ruby’s room at my local good will. do you have a link of what the actual colors you used to paint the drawers on the vintage dresser’s.

  19. Hi! That’s great! You know, the person I bought them from had painted the colors on there so I don’t know the colors. Sorry about that but I bet you can choose a super fun combo!
    Joy

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