Nemo's Vintage Big Girl Brownstone Room

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Name: Nemo
Location: Brooklyn, New York

We moved into this beautiful brownstone just shy of our daughter's first birthday. And while I was sad to pack away her nursery, I couldn't wait to redesign a room that was better suited for a "big" girl. I love the minimalist and modern kids' rooms that are so popular right now, but that direction didn't seem appropriate for our apartment constructed in 1890 with its original moulding, built-in dressers and hardwood floors. Instead, I went for a vintage look. 

Most of the furniture in the room was bought secondhand and refinished. The armoire was mine as a young girl, but I updated it with some painting and crystal knobs. I also wanted the room to have a "handmade" feel so we collected lots of original art (some made by myself, some by friends) tossed in some hand-sewn stuffed animals, vintage quilts and a homemade tent (credit to my husband.) 

It has been about six months since our little family moved in and bit by bit it is coming together and starting to feel a lot like home.

Thanks, Emily! Readers, Emily is an artist/illustrator and has an Etsy shop, Rose Marie Kitty Lou.

(Images: reader Emily)

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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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