My Room: Olivia

Los Angeles, CA

We love seeing your shared offices/nurseries because this is such a common space solution in small homes. Here's the bedroom Olivia shares with her dad, Anthony's, office space. Mom Elizabeth describes: We started transitioning my hubby Antz's office in March and yesterday we had the final piece, our glider, delivered. The first step was removing the awful popcorn ceiling.

We got quotes as high as $800 so my husband sent in a sample to be tested for asbestos. It came back negative so he spent a weekend with water and scrapped away the ceiling. The room is tiny, 10' x 11' and Anthony is sharing his office with Olivia so it was a challenge to designate space for him. One of the smartest choices was to switch out an unused French door in our garage as her nursery door so we can peek in without disturbing her.

The first piece that inspired our nursery was the Sasquatch Music Festival Print by Invisible Creature. Once we had the color palette we ran with it. We designed the room to be gender friendly because we started the room before we knew we were having a girl. We added the pink features after we knew for sure. The artwork in the room is from my husband (*he's an artist*) and he also handmade her mobile which is us, our soon-to-be daughter Olivia, our dog Maxwell and our cat Lola using felt and pipe cleaners.

Another DIY project was we made the *Olivia* banner for her door when we couldn't find the perfect letters in stores. It was a fraction of the price and has a unique look.

Resources:
Paint: Martha Stewart Living Interior Matte Flat Paint in Reed/Tailor's Chalk and White from Home Depot
Furniture: Classic crib, changing table, dresser and hutch - Oeuf NYC (we found ours brand new on Craigslist for waaay less than retail)
Rug/Doorknob: Dream Menagerie Rug/Junco Doorknob from Anthropologie
Curtains/Tiebacks: Canvas Grommet Panels from Pottery Barn Kids; Leaf Tiebacks from Urban Outfitters
Poster: Sasquatch! Music Festival Giclee Print from Invisible Creature
Glider: Luca Glider from Monte Design
Footstool: Moroccan Leather Pouf from Tazi
Small Bookcase: Expedit Shelving unit from Ikea
Mattress/Crib Bedding: Naturepedic Organic Cotton Classic 150 Crib mattress; Litto Kids Magic Garden Crib Set from Modern Nursery
Ceiling fan: from Restoration Hardware (pre-owned)

Thanks Elizabeth, Anthony and Olivia!

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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.

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