{a simple & elegant nursery for two}

In Brooklyn, certain things are a luxury – a dishwasher, a driveway, a daily commute that doesn’t include a homeless man, a mariachi band, bed-bug host, and the occasional weirdo. It all boils down to a lack of space; too many people in a city that isn’t cheap. Whereas many children across the US enjoy a room of their own, it’s a luxury in NYC.

One Brooklyn family of three just got bigger. They asked for some help turning their 3 year old daughter’s room into a nursery for two with the arrival of their new baby boy.

  • space: shared nursery for a baby boy & 3 year old girl
  • location: brooklyn, ny
  • style: simple, sweet, & elegant
  • decorator: chic technique

design challenges

  • small room (appro. 8×10 )
  • girl’s pink furniture & bedding is of Disney princesses (not negotiable)
  • color scheme must include lime green (walls are painted that color)
  • keeping it cheap & chic (as always)

the prince & princess sleep here

Since Mom asked for a simple and elegant nursery, the room is made up of soft colors – pink and baby blue with light green as the neutral. In order to make sure the pink princess furniture harmonizes with the rest of the room, I used a prince & princess theme. Not overdoing it was key, so only a few pieces were needed to develop the theme – the wall plaques, a crown coin bank, a castle growth chart, and bed/crib canopies (diy’ed by nailing the Ikea curtains to the wall.)For additional wall art, these customizable prints from Etsy seller Tambo Creations were the perfect fit. Everything else was either from Ikea or Target – two of my fave places to furnish on a budget.

Pictures of the completed room are coming soon.

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2 Responses to a simple & elegant nursery for two

  1. Eunice

    Now that’s a real challenge, to decorate one room for a girl and boy, but you did it. I love the theme that you picked out and the crown coin bank is adorable.