How Would You Convert This Office to a Nursery?

How Would You Convert This Office to a Nursery?

Tammy Everts
Mar 17, 2010

It's Week 1 of the Apartment Therapy Spring Cure, and we're excitedly poring over reader-submitted photos in our Flickr pool. Right now, everyone's bravely posting their "before" photos, and this one caught our eye. Joyce is expecting a baby girl in May and she and her husband are planning to convert their small office/loft space into the nursery. She's looking for your ideas.

Before we go any further, however, let's pause for a moment and admire that amazing coffered brick ceiling.

Wow.

Moving right along, Joyce tells us:

My husband and I are still deciding whether or not the office will be heading downstairs, but we are leaning toward moving it. The square footage with the office is 35 square feet. Without the office it's 103 square feet (a much more manageable space to work with). We live in a renovated brewery loft, so the nursery is upstairs in our loft/bedroom and has no walls, just a railing.

Do you have any design and layout tips for Joyce? We know that a number of you live in loft spaces, so we're especially interested to find out what has worked and not worked for you. (If you're curious, Joyce has also created a virtual inspiration board for herself here.)

Images: Joyce Cadena-Hannon

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