Harry's Little Blue Box

Harry's Little Blue Box

Carrie McBride
May 19, 2011

Name: Harry (10 months)
Location: New York, NY
Division: Single Room
Room Size: 75 square feet

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Embrace the smallness! At first I thought I thought Harry's room would feel so cramped. But I love that I can reach everything in the room from sitting in the rocking chair. It makes everything so much easier! Also, chose things you love too, not just baby stuff. Harry's rug is one that I would love to have in another room in our next apartment someday.

Biggest Design Challenge in this Room: The size obviously, and the fact that there are no windows. We built this room out of a corner of our apartment, so there are no windows or closets. I chose this pale blue wall color to make it feel airy and the walls kind of disappear. Another challenge was that I was on bedrest for the last half of my pregnancy. So everything had to be ordered online. Luckily when it was time to set it up, everything just fit.

Favorite Thing About This Room: I love the mix of old and new. The Beatrix Potter prints are from my room as a little girl. Also, the green shelves have been with me since college. I also love that since the space is so small there is no room for junk or clutter. It feels relaxing. And of course, I love the walls which my sweet husband painted while I sat on the couch :)

Thanks for your entry Caroline and good luck!

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