Monday, July 4, 2011

Chic Nursery In The Smallest Space!

         Yes, its true. My name is Kate and my child sleeps in a closet. Well, he slept in a closet. 
Let me explain a bit here.  We moved from our 2 bedroom condo to a smaller apartment in Boston.  We didn’t realize we were losing essential space- our sunroom played an intergral part in our old home as a home office. So we had two bedrooms and a home office, and upon our move, still needed a room to function as an office.  But we have a baby.  What to do?
In our new home, we have two large closets. The closet in the second bedroom has much needed storage space, which left us to decide if the master bedroom closet was worth a shot. With a little creative thinking and a quick call to our management office, we took down the shelving and removed the door of the master bedroom closet and created a nice cozy nook for the despot.
before 



after  











What I love the most is that we were able to fit everything that was important to us and to Colin in the closet, from his Sharon Montrose prints to his mobile. We had a place to sit our tired selves while soothing him to sleep.  Another great thing?  It was about three steps over from where I slept when he required his middle of the night pacifier fix, rather than the little trek I used to take nightly at our old place.


We played around with the idea of painting it or using decorative wall decals but in the end, I like the simplicity of it- I think the space, for as tiny as it is, comes across as light and open.  Keeping with the light and neutral decor also meant that we could easily convert this back into the closet it was intended to be. Which we did a few months later. ;)  Now it looks like this:


Sources:

Crib: Stokke Sleepi Crib in grey
Chair: Ikea Ektorp Tullsta
Side table: Ikea Hemnes sidetable
Animal Prints: Sharon Montrose
Fan: Hunter Retro Fan
Pillow: Ikea Alvine Throw Pillow

---------------------------------------------------------------
Didn't she do a FABULOUS job?  The nursery exudes calm and chic.   I really loved the way Kate kept it simple with clean lines and a peaceful palette.  I'd be willing to bet baby liked it too.  Thanks for sharing Kate.  Ya'll will like Kate, she is smart and funny and blogs here, go say hello! 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Don't forget to enter the Chevron Mini Lumbar Pillow Giveaway (you get TWO!)

11 comments:

  1. That is a stylish nursery! Small, functional and beautiful. Adore that crib!

    I am off to check Kate's blog. Thanks for sharing.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this- such an awesome use of space and actually so practical- those late night treks down the hall are brutal! This was fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! What a great space transformation!!! I wouldn't have thought that you could have a nursery in a closet!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is the cutest most innovative thing I've ever seen. So adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is such a clever idea as well as being quite practical. I love the simplicity of it and those prints are wonderful! I bet her baby loved being so close by.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cutest. Closet. Ever. So pretty and cozy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ok this is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen... and, by the way, I'm definitely having Sharon Montrose pics in our little ones' nursery one day! Dang, there I go again creating rooms for people who dont exist yet... ha ha.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Holy crap! That is AMAZING! What a great idea...and so so stylish! *Love*

    ReplyDelete
  9. So perfect! I love the baby animal prints...I also used them in a nursery!

    ReplyDelete