“There’s no place like home…” Dorothy said it best. No matter how old I get, I still feel like a kid when I visit my childhood home in Oklahoma City. My parents’ house is uber-cozy and relaxing and my mom goes above and beyond to make her kids feel welcome. We even get turn-down service before bed, complete with a chocolate mint on our pillows!
On Friday night I took a quick flight to OKC to my parents’ place. They’ve done a great job updating their home over the past few years, most recently redecorating their living room. I love what my mom did in my bedroom- there are nods to old memories (framed photos, yearbooks on the shelves, my favorite stuffed animal) but the decor is much more chic today than when I was in charge of decorating! Here’s a what it looked like from sixth grade until about four years ago…
I think I was in eighth grade in this picture. Look how focused I am on my homework! (haha) Notice the gaudy wall paper and coordinating carpet. Don’t you love the fake quilt with the marble effect? If you look closely at the heart-shaped bedside table, you’ll see a scrunchy next to a cassette! My Pound Puppy and Beanie Baby collection is proudly displayed on my window sill between random stickers of a happy face and a hand with a peace sign. Oh, the nineties!
Aaaaaahhhh, that’s better. Neutral cream, soft lighting, and a real quilt. This room is still my little sanctuary, although the twin bed is smaller than I remember it! No matter how stressed out I am about work, life, etc, a visit home usually does the trick! Thanks Mom and Dad! xoxo