A Playful Kid's Room Design Plan + Artwork

One of my best friends and her husband are adopting 2 or 3 children from Ethiopia very soon! It's been such an amazing {and trying} experience to watch, and I'm so grateful to have been included in the process along the way.  They already have two children, whom I adore like my own, so adding more to the family will be such a joyous time. As adoption goes, they are unsure of how many children, what gender they will be, and when these sweet kiddos will be coming home, so the design for their new room is on stand by until we get more details.  

However, one thing is for sure! When I laid eyes on these STUNNING watercolor prints by Laura Dro Designs, I knew they had to be in the room.  What could be more perfect than a set of colorful, safari animals for wall decor?! I went over to Kate's house the other day to snap a picture of the prints in the room.  The walls will stay this light blue, the prints will be framed in white frames and hung above the dresser, and we'll be adding some key pieces to the space as they get closer to bringing home their kids. For now, this is the general design direction: simple and practical, playful and colorful. 

Details | Curtains // Bunk Beds // Striped Rug // Bookcase // Lamp // Watercolor Wall Art

What do you think?! Fun, right? I can't wait to give more updates on the space as it comes together.  If you'd like to follow along with their family's adoption, you can follow Kate's adoption blog here and keep them in your prayers! 

Enjoy your weekend!
PS. You can catch me over at Katie's blog, See You There, today as well! I'm dishing on travel tips in Seattle.


  1. Adore these prints!!! What a sweet and exciting adventure for your friends, I imagine terribly trying too! Just found your blog a couple days ago (through Rue) and love it! I'm a Believer too and love finding others who love and radiate Jesus!!!

  2. Lovely! Adoption is such a beautiful picture. Those children will be so blessed.

  3. Beautiful prints! Those children will be very blessed.

  4. The prints are adorable. Definitely perfect little numbers for a kids room! What an incredible time for them, looking forward to hearing more of the deets. Happy Friday!

    xx, Kylie Rae
    Shimmer Me Pretty

  5. Love it!! Clean and whimsy. LOVE those watercolor prints as well!

  6. Love those sweet prints!! How very exciting for the parents and the lucky kiddos!

  7. Nice, Michaela! Can't wait to hug those babies!! (And this clues me in on ideas for a quilt!!!

  8. I like that artwork!


  9. Love these prints and your design!! You are so talented, my friend!


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