A Tale of Two Toddlers

Smaller Cooler 2011 Entry #17

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Nicknames: Rembot (2.5) & Baby Shark (15 months)
Location: New Haven County, CT
Division: Shared Room
Room Size: 98 square feet

Tip for Living Small with Kids: We keep their toys pared down to some fun, open-ended toys that encourage creativity and pretend play. When it comes to the gift-giving season, we (politely) tell anyone who asks that we love 'consumable' gifts for the girls. Tickets to Sesame Street Live, passes to a children's museum, or a trip to a park are all great gifts that make memories without taking up space.

Biggest Design Challenge in this Room: This room functions as their bedroom and playroom. The biggest design challenge was fitting the girls' cribs, toys, and clothes in one tiny space. Every space was utilized - puzzles under the crib, 'quiet time' toys in the lunchboxes on the shelf. In the closet, we dropped the hanging rod and installed shelves. Al of their clothes fit in little bins on the shelves, and dresses and sweaters hang from the rod.

Favorite Thing About This Room: The fabric pennant! It was a labor of love. I picked out fabrics I really liked, and used the pennant as the inspiration for the rest of the room.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.