Smaller Cooler 2009: Ben's Simple Shared Space

Smaller Cooler 2009: Ben's Simple Shared Space

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Janel Laban
May 14, 2009

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Name/Age: Ben
Location: San Diego, California
Family: Ben, his mom Carrie, and his dad
Room Size: 109 square feet
Division: Baby

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Sweet baby Ben is still brand new, so we are still learning about our newest & most favorite addition to our humble abode. A good tip for living in small spaces is to clear the clutter, and don't be afraid to purge! If you must keep something sentimental, then make sure to display it in a beautiful way.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in putting together this room? We live in a 2 bedroom 1952 post war ranch house. The lack of space requires an office/nursery. The biggest challenge was to design a space that was functional and aesthetically pleasing for both uses. The goal was to create a graphically inspired space that would feel warm and peaceful for both baby and a work at home mama.

We kept the walls/furniture light and neutral to keep the room from feeling overcrowded with furniture. The main colors of brown, aqua, orange work well for both a nursery and office. I paired bold graphic prints found on Etsy (Sugarloop) with the beautiful high contrast bedding from Dwell Studio. Ohdeedoh was a great resource and a number of items I used in the room were inspired by this wonderful blog!

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