Congratulations to the Smaller Cooler 2009 Winners!

Congratulations to the Smaller Cooler 2009 Winners!

Janel Laban
May 29, 2009

While we are sad to see our month-long look at cool kids' rooms in small homes come to an end, we are very happy to be able to celebrate and congratulate our winners. Without further ado, let us announce the Ohdeedoh readers' choices for the best of the best of the Smaller Cooler Kids Rooms of 2009:

First Place: Lyla Mae's Custom Mini Nursery in San Francisco, winner of a $750 Green Depot gift card

Reader comments on Lyla Mae's room:

There aren't enough thumbs up in the world to give to this project. I love the fold out changing table. So smart. - Tricky

This may be the most functional and creative use of small space - for small people! - I've seen. It's proof that you don't have to give up your city pad or your style once you have a baby. Good job! - khatcher

Wow! That is a genius use of space. It works, it looks great and there is the ability it looks like to extend that mattress of the bed by at least a few inches so this could work well to the age of two. What a cool little room! - angelalds

Second Place: Roan's Former Factory in Brooklyn, winner of a $500 Green Depot gift card

Reader comments on Roan's room:

This is gorgeous! Great use of space -- and color!! What a lucky baby :) - Olivia 79

The space you began with has so much lovely character, and the furniture blends with it very nicely. It is a great blend of industrial and mid-century modern. - spanishfish

What stuck me first was the lovely yellow glow those lights give out. It was only in reading your comment I realized the room had no natural light. With such harsh walls and no sun this could easily have been somewhat dungeon-like but instead it is truly wonderful. - asha

Third Place: Isobel's Carved Out Nursery in Jackson Heights, winner of a $250 Green Depot gift card

Reader comments on Isobel's room:

Pared down beautifully and very soothing color choices... - icicle

My husband and I are planning to do a similar separation in our home office when the time comes, so I enjoyed seeing what you did! You're right, the Expedit works perfectly for both storage and a changing table, I will definitely have to remember that. Thanks for the inspiration! - LauraBelle

Thoughtful, beautiful room -- but my favorite part is still the doggie face looking in from the hallway. :) - mere1975

and, the winner of our International Division, Neha's Dream Room in Mumbai, who will receive of a Certificate of Recognition from Ohdeedoh.

Reader comments on Neha's room:

My daughters would love to have a bedroom like this! - Iara

OMG! I was an ABSOLUTE "I Dream of Jeannie" fanatic as a little girl - I would've loved to have this room!!!! Very lucky little girl - it's adorable. - loveoldstuff

Neha's room is truly what a young girl would dream of. What is also amazing the fact the entire room seems to be custom made and not just a collection of beautiful items put together. Its looks aesthetic and functional at the same time. Hats off to her parents to have thought of it and converting her fantasy to reality. - amritamadan

Thanks again from all of us at Ohdeedoh to the parents and children who shared their homes with us during the contest and to everyone who followed along, voted, commented and cheered them on - thanks to you too!

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