Please welcome Shannon today, we agreed to do a guest post swap so I’m over at the Scribble Pad talking about…
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I will let Shannon introduce herself and her blog; if you have a spare minute today (like immediately after you finish reading this post) head over to her blog, go gaga at the amazing graphics she adds in that I can only dream of, and say hi.
Hi everyone! I’m Shannon, from The Scribble Pad, a lifestyle blog about my family and our journey in Washington DC. While I love interior decorating and design, it is not something I get to experiment with much in our 650 sq. ft. apartment, but I am thrilled to share a bit of it here with you today.
In the Spring of 2010, we received news that we were expecting our first child, due just a few short weeks after Drew. The concept of decorating a nursery was extremely exciting for me…until I realized that we didn’t have a nursery. Our only option quickly became obvious, I was going to have to give up precious closet space! But it would not be easy. Here is a floor plan of the very odd shaped space (roughly 5 x 6) that I had to work with:
I began purging and rearranging to see what space I had to work with. If the desk moved into our living room, and hanging space was reduced by 50% I was able to gain about 65% of the room to dedicate to baby. While the room would have no natural light, the pocket door helped it feel open. High ceilings provided the chance to use vertical storage space. With the goal of keeping things minimal, there was a chance it would work!
But how on earth would a crib ever fit?!
This diagram shows just how small the space really is. After lots of measuring and remeasuring, the perfect crib emerged, the Bloom Alma Mini (the slightly larger papa wasn’t yet available). Once the crib was set, the other pieces fell into place. A bit of space planning, a bright color scheme of turquoise and orange (my plan was to add some bright pink if we had a girl) and the nursery looked like it might even outshine my wardrobe on the other half of the room. Here is how it all came together:
(This is Jen here, I’m going to give you a sneak peak of the real life nursery and then use Shannon’s link above to visit her blog to see more!)
I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a small space you have conquered or re-imagined? How about a room that you gave new purpose? What is your most triumphant decorating experience?