Eloise's Novel Nook

Smaller Cooler 2011 Entry #13

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Name: Eloise (2 months)
Location: Vancouver, BC
Division: International
Room Size: 10 Square Feet

Tip for Living Small with Kids: We use pretty baskets and boxes for storing everything from Eloise's clothing and accessories to extra cloth diapers, blankets and toys. Our petite Bloom Alma Urban Crib fits right in the Nook and sits on casters so we can roll it into the living room during the day. Since a change table wouldn't fit in the Nook, we do diaper changes on the bed and keep clean diapers on our dresser in a 'diaper depot' with a wipes warmer that sits on top. Vertical storage is essential to living small!

Biggest Design Challenge in this Room: We live in a 600 square foot, one bedroom apartment so designing a 'room' for our new baby was a challenge in itself. Our goal was to give our child their own space while keeping them close by, so we converted our 10 square foot bedroom closet in to what we lovingly renamed The Nook. To house our clothing we bought two inexpensive Ikea Asplund wardrobes and transformed the closet by removing the doors, painting, and wallpapering. With the addition of a crib and shelving our closet became a beautiful room for our baby girl.

Favorite Thing About This Room: The white and silver wallpaper we used to give the space some pop. Since we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, the wallpaper needed to be gender neutral and work with the decor of our bedroom as well. I also love our Alma crib for its functionality and style.

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