Leo is 16 months old, but his parents Amélie and John have done up his baby room in an ageless style that means they won't have to redecorate as he grows up.
His architect father built the fat orange shelves that run across a whole wall, making neat storage for his toys and baby books. They temporarily blocked up the sky light so that he could get his baby sleep, painted the brick walls of the former model-making factory white, and added semi-opaque white curtains to keep the low-ceilinged room feeling light. A vintage leather couch that was formerly in the Barbican Centre sits on the floor. Sheepskin rugs and pillows and a floor lamp give the nursery a relaxing vibe. Swap out the crib for a bed, and this room would work for a teenager. Come to think of it, with a kids room this hip and inviting, Leo may have a hard time ever leaving home.
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- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com