#7- Mr. Bean’s Retro Pad
Name: John and Rachel
Child’s Name and Age: Mr. Bean, four months old
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Size: 80 sq. ft. nursery; total co-op is 900 sq. ft.
Favorite Source: Ebay
What inspired you?
My kid! I wanted to introduce him to a gender-neutral environment — One that I’d be happy to spend lots of time in. I knew I’d be breast feeding, so I wanted a super comfortable chair. I tried all of them (like Goldilocks) from Ikea to Nurseryworks and settled on something in the middle price range. I wanted to avoid clutter and plastic, because the space is so small — every item has to count. Also, I was inspired by retro fabrics and my Bernina Sewing Machine.
We tried to go with cost effective ideas for children’s items/décor that will transition as the children grow. The entire nursery cost less than $1000. Our aim was a beautiful, stylish space that would work for the whole family. The Daybed has two slide-out sides that make it a comfortable twin bed, and has a hinged storage compartment for bedding.
Great Tip: Just because it exists and you can register for it, doesn’t mean your kid needs it or wants it.