When our son was born, we were living in a rented townhouse while our home underwent an extensive remodel. The uber-neutral space created some design challenges for the nursery. By maximizing the space, introducing fun colors, prints, and patterns, and selecting eco-conscious materials and furnishings, this little nest turned out efficient, playful, healthy, and he still loves his room as a growing little boy!
We focused on saving vs. splurging for the room, and we didn’t want anything that he was going to grow out of overnight. The eco-friendly Oeuf crib, latex mattress and Serena and Lily bedding were big ticket items that were purchased with the idea that good products last a long time, and they can easily transition through a second child’s use. Rather than splurging on a diaper changing table, we selected a clean simple dresser that could be used throughout the house in later years, and we placed a sturdy yet removable changing table on the top. A replica Eames rocking chair and Ikea book shelves are compact, efficient, and inexpensive. An inexpensive Blik wall decal provides a fun, colorful art story on the crib wall, eliminating the fear of art falling in the event of an earthquake. A focal wall painted with no-VOC paint and a brightly woven crewel rug give color to the room.