the nursery.

travis and i live in a 730 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment.  that doesn’t leave a ton of room for a nursery.

here is our apartment’s floorplan:

the part i’ve highlighted in red will be our baby’s nursery.  as you can see, it measures roughly 11.5ft by 7ft. and is open to the rest of the apartment.  we’re going to have to be creative with the space.  this means multi-functional furniture, and nothing too big or elaborate (not our style anyhow).

we have only just begun our search for a crib and changing table, which is likely all that will be in the nursery space.  luckily, we have a coat closet, which we don’t keep much in, for storage.  we are also thinking about building/purchasing some sort of bookcase or storage cubes, which will come out from the wall, by our bedroom door.  this should act to delineate the space a bit more.  something like this, but smaller:

here is our favorite crib so far:

it converts into a toddler bed.  it’s honestly difficult to find a crib that doesn’t.  we want a fairly unisex crib, preferably in an espresso finish, so we can use it for future children.  i love how simple this is, but it still has some beautiful details present.

i love the matching changing table, too:

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as you can see, it converts into a twin-sized bed.  it’s all about bang for the buck.

as far as a theme is concerned, neither of us like anything too matchy-matchy.  we’re thinking about framing some of the drawings we did as kids for the walls.  i prefer really personal touches like that over something from babies-r-us.  if our little grape turns out to be a little girl, her room will most likely not be all pink and frilly.  i’ve found one crib set that i LOVE for a girl:

i absolutely love the graphic black and white against the soft, delicately feminine pink poppies.  it also doesn’t hurt that the poppy is my favorite flower, and the polka dots are the icing on the cake!  AND it’s a totally affordably priced.  WHAM!

that’s all we have so far, but we still have 7+ months to pick everything out.  it’s a quiet, snowy evening here in indiana.  auggie and i are snuggled up on the couch, watching tv, eating pasta, and staying out of the cold.

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3 responses to “the nursery.

  1. Dont forget you have great screen as a LR/Nursery divider.

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