#9 - Violet's Urban Tree House

#9 - Violet's Urban Tree House

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Janel Laban
Apr 19, 2007

Name: Lauren and Davison Child's Name and Age: Violet, 6 months Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC Size: 565 sq. ft. apartment, 60 sq. ft. nursery Favorite Source:"Schneider's— everyone who works there seems know everything about their products so you never have to wonder if something is good, only if it would work for you. True, the owner isn’t exactly gentle, but they know their stuff and the prices are lower than other nyc stores." What inspired you? "We wanted to build an “urban tree house” for our child, where she could feel cozy and look out in many directions. To do this, we moved our front door and built an angled interior wall enabling us to create a small nursery within the back room of our apartment."

"Views were tougher, as there is only one exterior (north) window in the room. But we added more by 1) putting an interior window in the wall we built that looks onto our entryway art gallery (and lets us peep in on the cradle); 2) using a glass door with a transom window offering views south down the entire apartment and east to an exterior window; 3) placing a high mirror next to the nursery window."

Great Tip: "Keep a pacifier on a hook next to your rocking chair…perhaps obvious but it took us awhile to figure this out."
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