Christian, Nell, Owen
Child's Name and Age:
Owen, 7 months
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
560 square ft. apartment, 36 square ft nursery
Etsy. Generally affordable and original, Etsy is great for one-of-a-kind decorations and clothes. Or just for inspiring your own DIY projects!
What inspired you?
We converted a 6’x6’ walk-in closet into Owen’s nursery, so our inspiration was the size limitation. It was actually liberating, only considering pieces that would work in such a small space since there were fewer viable choices.
The crib—a Stokke Sleepi—is the only thing we bought new because it’s slightly smaller than a standard crib. The bookcase, salvaged from a shuttered Connecticut schoolhouse, is only 7.5” inches deep. We found the dresser/changing table on the street, and it’s more compact than anything we saw in stores. Likewise the hutch—a Craigslist find—maximizes the space in the corner of Owen’s room.
Vertical storage! We tore out some of the shelves in the closet in order to make way for the nursery furniture, but kept the ones that were 6’ or higher. We also kept one small section of the closet intact—behind a thick velvet curtain—so we could keep a hanging rod for clothes and storage for toys and such.