It can be a hard choice to give up a functional room for a nursery, but can be the right choice for a lot of homes. Erin shares her daughter's room which retains a few remnants of its former identity: We live in a one bedroom apartment so we had to find a way to squeeze in a nursery so we turned our small dining room into a nursery.
Since our major design dilemma was space we went with a mini crib. The tiny crib doesn't leave a lot of room for a bumper so I bought about 1 ½ yards of wheat-colored tulle to weave through the crib rails. It keeps the pacis, arms and legs in quite nicely as well as softening the lines of the modern crib. I didn't want the nursery to look too baby-ish in order to flow better with the living room. I wanted it to look more like an extension of the living room but with baby furniture (and adorableness of course).
The inspiration for the room were three vintage prints we bought on Portobello Road in London a year before our daughter was born. I chose 3 Mary Blair prints to repaint so the girls would have blonde hair instead of black, which our daughter was much more likely to have! My mom made the bed skirt and I made the stuffed animal hammock out of fabric from Purl Soho. My sister and I made the mobile with felt, embroidery hoops, ball fringe and a lot of patience!
Thanks Erin! Readers, you can find Erin tumbling at Biscuits & Gravy.
(Images: Erin/Biscuits & Gravy)