We recently got a peek at Brooke’s 10-month-old baby’s new nursery design. Lucy’s bedroom is simple, sweet…and what baby dreams are made of!
“My favorite corner of the room is the book nook,” Brooke said. “Next to personal pictures, I think children’s books make the best art.”
Brooke said she thinks every child’s bookshelf needs four kinds of books:
1. A book with personal meaning.
“It’s so fun to include a book where the child’s name is used, or that incorporates something about that child’s life, Brooke explained. “It could be a hobby, an interest, or even just a favorite animal.”
2. A book with beautiful cover work.
“This goes without saying – children’s literary artwork can be so beautiful,” Brooke gushes. “The colors, the design…treat this like art without the frame.”
3. A book with beautiful messaging.
“Sometimes the beautiful covers don’t always translate to a child-appropriate message,” Brooke said. “It’s one thing to look pretty, it’s another thing to actually hold a story a child will want to read. This is where mom’s eye candy needs to take a backseat to a child’s imagination.”
4. A book with nostalgic meaning.
“Did you have a favorite book as a child? Is there a book you remember your own mom reading to you?” Brooke said. “Carry that tradition on, by including a classic title in your own child’s collection.”
With the above criteria in mind, here are the books that Brooke selected for Lucy’s nursery shelves:
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