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Photography Styling Challenge- Bedroom


BedroomI cannot believe I missed the due date of this month’s styling challenge entry. Especially since I finished the photoshoot a couple of weeks ago, a rare occurrence for someone who mulls over things and rushes ahead on full throttle at the very last darn minute!  The last week was pretty busy and dull- my mom flew back to India after six whole months of living with us.

I was not ready to bid her good-bye, of course. But it was an inevitable task. *Sinff*

This means that I am home alone with Aarabhi and have to manage her all by myself. Have you ever heard of the parent being freakishly scared of the baby? I am. But I am positive that we will ease into the situation and love all the mom-baby time we get in the next week. Anyway, back to the challenge.

My bedroom lacks style. Apart from indulging in beautiful shades from FabIndia, we had hardly done anything to it until early this year, when I was eight months pregnant. Since the baby was going to sleep in our room ( we have only one guest bedroom to spare and I felt that letting a newborn sleep in a designated nursery sounded creepy), we had to create a special corner for her crib and all the other stuff that come with bringing up a child. So our room went from being bare to cramped within the matter of days!

Strangely, I fell in love with the end result which was a colorful, tropical paradise for kids, complete with wall decals, framed illustrations with Aarabhi’s name in it (handmade my her mommy), a beautiful crib and crib linen, both gifts from people we hold very close to our heart.
Bedroom4Bedroom3I clicked all the pictures in morning light. Since our bedroom is east-facing, a curse on summer mornings but otherwise a wonderful blessing, I got ample light. So much light that I got a shock after clicking my first picture, the one with the two little teddy bears. The white balance seemed slightly on the higher side. So I had to partially close the shades and go about clicking because I wanted my pictures to reflect the cozy-lazy morning we were having in the household. Last but not the least, here is my most favorite photograph of all…
Bedroom2I am probably partial towards it because it has Aarabhi’s feet in it. Aww, look at those tiny little feet!

Make sure you check out the blogs of the other participants in this challenge :

Redesigned By M
Red Lovin Pixie
At the Corner of Happy and Harried
Inge Kathleen Photography
My Food Tapestry
Pies and Puggles
A Woven Life
City Girl Searching
A Tree Grows in the Bayou
I Live under a Rock Called Table Mountain


Author: vaish

I am a business student, food blogger and mommy to a beautiful little baby girl I lovingly call Kohlrabi (yes, like the veggie). I love vintage fashion, ganache and Ina Garten :)

13 thoughts on “Photography Styling Challenge- Bedroom

  1. Hey, I know what you mean about being scared of a tiny human. I brought my Boy to the US when he was just 5 months old. My mom was taking care of him till then, so you can imagine how nervous I was. Hang in there… you will be awesome!
    I love that you did green linens for her crib. If you read my post, you will understand why 😉
    I absolutely adore that last shot of her tiny feet. And you’ve got a nice perspective of the wall decals, instead of a boring head-on shot. Still, I cannot help but wonder how her crib looks overall. I would have loved to see a full shot of her corner with the dark wood tones and soft green linen. Just saying.
    Good job, Vaishnavi!

    • Thank you for the feedback, Anjana. Looks like you know EXACTLY what I am going through at the moment. Although my mom-in-law and dad-in-law are expected next weekend, I started off being completely overwhelmed yesterday.
      I would have loved to put up a pic of the whole mise-en-scene. In fact, I clicked a pic but I couldn’t capture the mood I was looking for. I probably will edit it and put it up sometime 🙂

  2. Hi Vaish! I missed you yesterday when making my rounds. 😦 The photo with the baby toes is my fave! How can anyone not love such a darling image? Love the color scheme you’ve used for your daughter. Call me a rebel, but I’m so anti pink is for girls and blue is for boys. Like Anjana, I, too, would’ve liked to see how the crib looks up against the wall in the overall room. Look forward to seeing you again next month! ~M.

    • M, I was late with my entry this time and posted it only this morning so you are right on time. The minute we learned that we were having a girl, my hub and I agreed on steering clear of the cliches while bringing up our daughter. Which meant no overload of pinks (although others indulged in buying her stuff with varying shades of pink).
      Another reason I did not put up the pic the complete pic of the crib is because it is attached to our bed and it is not a, well, photogenic part if the room 😀

  3. Oh, I completely understand about not shooting certain images because they were “unphotogenic” haha… been there! And I meant that I missed you when I when I didn’t see your challenge posted yesterday, not that I forgot to swing by to look! How could I forget you!

  4. What a precious little one you have (even though I can only see her toes!). I admire you for steering clear of the conventions of pink for your daughter (I don’t think I would be able to as I love the colour pink!). My favourite shot is the second one, with the blankets pulled back. I love the textures of the photograph. Well done! Looking forward to seeing your submissions for the next theme! x

    • Roxy, thank you for stopping by! Pink is indeed a beautiful color. If she grows up and falls in love with pink and princesses, I wouldn’t mind indulging her but as it is, her wardrobe is overflowing with pinks. Okay, I’ve gotta stop rambling like a cliched mommy here 😉
      My personal favorite (apart from the last pic) has to be the one you’ve mentioned too. Although it lacks a strong subject, something about it really compelled me into including it.

  5. Hi Vaish. I love your pictures, especially the last one. What’s not to like about that picture… its perfect! All the shots make a statement, the second one is lovely, though it leaves me looking for more. But very well captured.

  6. wow!loved the decoration for aarabhi 🙂 and i really like the fact tat u went for green instead of the mundane pink for girls:-) this is refreshing 🙂
    I can totally relate act how petrified we get when we r left all alone with our LO! trust me, I was in the same shoes at around the same time when my parents and in-laws were getting swapped at my place …i was home alone with Sid for a week . Eventually, u will come out as a more confident mom capable of handling any situation all alone after this incident 🙂
    And I can’t help but to admire the fact that u continue to blog with a tiny lil one at home 🙂

    • Shobana, thank you for the wonderful wonderful comment 🙂 It made my day! Looks like you know exactly what I went through during that one week 🙂 now that my parents-in-law are here, I am heaving a sigh of relief.
      As for the pink for girls and blue for boys, gah to all those cliches.
      Thank you for dropping in!! x

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