Here's an equation you don't learn in math class: new baby + small apartment = creative thinking. Here are five nurseries that just prove: a) the majority of us own way too many clothes if we have closets this big; and b) babies really don't need that much space.
Here in Iceland it's traditional for babies to sleep in their parents' bedrooms, at least for the first few months. So when a good friend of mine asked me for help to create a haven for their little girl, I jumped at the chance.
By the time our little nugget (yes, we called him 'nugget' — we kept his name a secret from everyone) was born, it had been three years since we started trying for our first baby. After undergoing intensely difficult medical intervention, I was finally pregnant. Needless to say, we were overjoyed, and it didn't take me long to get started on the nursery.
At our 24-week appointment, our doctor said we were having a girl. We decided to move our older daughter into a spare bedroom and leave the nursery intact for our second child. However, I always had a feeling I was carrying a boy so, late in the third trimester, I convinced my husband to get a second ultrasound. And good thing we did — we discovered our she was a he! I only had a few weeks before our baby was due so I needed to get to work redesigning the nursery quickly!
It's probably no news to any of you that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a baby. But did you realize that Kanye was an interior design guru? Last year he tweeted up a storm about everything from Versace sofas to golden goblets. Who can even imagine what this nursery is going to look like!? More
When I began planning our baby's nursery, I knew I wanted a clean, elegant look. My husband and I decided not to find out the gender of our baby before he was born, so we tried to keep everything gender-neutral.