Before & After: Andrea & Josh Make Room for Baby

Before & After: Andrea & Josh Make Room for Baby

Jason Loper
Mar 3, 2011

When we took a tour of Andrea and Josh's apartment last year, they thought they were going to be moving into a larger house. Things didn't work out on that end and the couple decided to stay put in their vintage rental apartment. Now, they're parents-to-be and so they're shifting rooms around to make room for baby.

I'm totally fascinated by how we adapt our spaces to change with our lives. So when I saw that Andrea blogged about shifting their apartment around to make a space for a nursery, I couldn't help but look back on how the room used to look.

When we visited for the house tour last year, this room served as Josh's office. At the time the room was decorated in a rather minimal way, with just a simple desk and some bookshelves. To convert the room to a nursery, Andrea and Josh went the opposite direction of minimalism and also gave the room some renter-friendly pops of color.

Because Andrea and Josh rent, they didn't want to paint the walls so instead they lent some color to the room by working with accessories. The colorful curtains and pennant were DIY project that Andrea worked on with her mother. Much of the furniture, and even the portraits, came from other rooms in the apartment.

While the new nursery isn't quite as ripped-from-a-catalog as the old office was, with the bright colors and user-friendly layout, the room is sure to be a hit with the new addition and parents alike.

To learn more about the conversion of this room from office to nursery, visit Andrea's blog: The Maiden Metallurgist.

Images: Andrea Eisenberg

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