Wyatt's Colorful Jewel Box

My Room

Name: Wyatt (15 months)
Location: Belmont, MA

This nursery is a tiny room that was formerly my closet and it also has a difficult and irregular layout. We made the small space work by using a lot of wall mounted storage solutions like shelves, pegs, and book ledges and keeping the large pieces of furniture to a minimum. We painted the walls a neutral blue-ish gray and chose all white for the basic furniture and shelves to keep the background light and simple; showcasing the colorful accessories, collectibles, and special pieces like the glossy blue rocker. The palette of primary colors was inspired by the large print that hangs over the crib by artist Brice Marden. We covered the window-wall in colorful floor to ceiling curtains to conceal an unused door and unify the space as well as make it cozy and bright when they're closed and the room is darkened for naps and bedtime.

The nightstand is a DIY project converted from an old skateboard to add extra book storage and also doubles as a walker. We covered the floor in bright foam mats in lieu of a rug and ran them all the way under the furniture for a "wall-to-wall foam" look. The interlocking tiles allowed us to work with the room's odd angles. It's also great to lie down on this soft floor with pillows for family story time, a definite bonus since there wasn't space for any lounging furniture. We all love this fun and colorful little jewel-box of a room.

The rocker is by Inmod (indigo color is discontinued), the curtains and dresser are by Ikea, the foam mats are by Ski-Hop, the mobile is by Flensted.

Thanks Lilly! Readers, visit Lilly at Project Little Smith.

(Images: Project Little Smith)

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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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