Good Questions: Style + Baby = Possible?

Good Questions: Style + Baby = Possible?

4869fde91c29cc6f3cf9d7f4f31c7a27ab180469?w=240&h=240&fit=crop
Maxwell Ryan
Jun 30, 2006

Hello AT,

My husband and I have a small 2-story home. Because our 2 year old daughter generally wants to be close to us, our house, particularly the downstairs (living room, dining room and kitchen), is set-up much more for her than it is for us with the "adult" furniture pushed aside and baskets of her toys everywhere.

Plus, we still have the bland walls and our graduate school furniture, which we would love to upgrade to something more stylish, while still keeping things practical. I would love to hear people's suggestions....[more below]

(Note: Include a pic of your problem and your question gets posted first.
Email questions and pics with QUESTIONS in subject line to:
editor(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com)
Link To All Good Questions

1. where to find stylish, but durable furniture, appropriate for small spaces, that can sustain the rigor of little ones;

2. decor ideas to create a warmer and more personal home environment, and/or;

3. versatile storage ideas for toys that would allow for some adult space, as well.

Thanks in advance! Rebecca

Dear Rebecca,

To get the ball rolling we will say that the cheapest easiest thing you could do is paint! Get some nice off-whites and colors onto your walls!

Because these are your main rooms and they pass into each other, and you don't seem super modern, we would recommend Benjamin Moore or Ralph Lauren's white's collection. We see a light, light lavender like Dreamy Cloud in the sofa room for sure. We could also see Martha Stewarts Kmart colors working very well in your apartment.

Anyone else??

Created with Sketch.