I love this room.
I love that it reminds me of all that was good about India.
I love that it is Scarlett and Hayden's room, and not the admittedly beautiful muraled baby room which came with the house... but was never really ours.
I love that it reminds me of the unending support of friends from afar, many whom we have never met in person, but who have made us feel as if we've known them all our lives.
The beautiful Ganesh and Hamsa paintings were created by our talented friends Mike and Mike.
I love that it reminds me of the incredible spirituality that permeates every inch of India.
I purchased the beads hanging on the paintings-- coral for Hayden and crystal for Scarlett-- in Rishikesh after a jeweler spent time analyzing their names.
I love that it reminds me of our Svelte family and the unforgettable Rm 410, our home away from home, Summer 2012.
I purchased the elephant tapestry at Delhi Haat
as it was the closest thing I could find to the ever popular Hotel Bedroom Painting (which I was sadly unable to fit into my suitcase).
I love that it reminds me of special trips taken with very special people.
I purchased this rug at Village Textiles in Jaipur following a spontaneous tuk tuk tour of the city.
I love that it reminds me of the incredible strength, determination and willpower that our Family of
Four Five (sorry, Carlos) possesses.
Remember this poster?
I love that everything in this room-- down to the tiniest of trinkets-- has its own unique story to tell.
Tiny dolls from one of our favorite drivers, Hayden's cricket bat secured on mine and my British mate's 42nd tip to the mall, photos of our babies on their earliest days at Delhi New Born, curtains made in Jaipur, that Shiva deity purchased on our very first trip to India...
I love this room so much that we have decided to bring MC home to enjoy it once he gets discharged from the hospital-- rather than send him back to rehab-- because I know that he will love it too.