Name: Cherrie and Christian
Child's Name and Age: Cora Amelie, one year old
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Size: 720 sq. ft. loft apartment with one separate bedroom
What inspired you?
We don't have a real nursery. Living in a small one bedroom apartment, we set Cora's nursery in the open living area. We wanted the nursery to blend in nicely with the space, so our beach themed living room is the main inspiration for our little girl's nursery.
My husband and I both love the beach and we knew we're having a girl, so we put details in her beach nursery to make it somehow girly (but not too); like combining the light blue with lilac, and using sea shells and animals instead of ships/nautical items for decorations.
Sharing a living area with a nursery without wanting them to invade one another, we had to choose furniture that we know both areas can use. Like the open shelves we use as a room divider. On one side it stores our books, and on the other it's a library and toy shelf for Cora. We also utilize a lot of baskets. They go under the shelves neatly, storing almost all of Cora's toys, easily and quickly (we also us a basket under her dresser to keep diapers and extra supplies). At the end of the day when everything is in their rightful baskets, we have our adult living room back to relax in.