So it was important to me to make her space special, because like her Oma, decorating and design are very important to Asenath Rose. Sena wanted a pink room, and my mom painted it the perfect shade of blush and hung sheers from the walls.
The room is soft and lady-like, just like Sena wanted. And although it is in my nature to want to roughen the look up a little, Sena loves her space, and that's what really matters, even if I just want there to be a little more rustic, a little more bohemian thrown in there.
I like the bits and pieces of Sena that the room holds, the weaving she made with her own hands, the print of the little girl that Sena bought at the Musee d'oOsay when I took her to Paris two years ago, her bell collection, the peacock feather a friend brought her as a house-warming present. But my favorite thing is the Sena print that her great-grandfather made for her grandmother, her namesake who passed away years before she was ever born. Sena and I never got to know Tom's mom, but that picture of another Sena with her nose in a book makes my heart happy, and makes me think that Tom's mom would be so proud of her eldest grandchild.