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Bright Bohemian Nursery



I posted the inspiration board for this nursery a while back (ok, more like waaay back in July) and some of you were curious about what happened since then. I'm just getting around to sorting through the photos of some of my more recent projects, so I thought now would be a good time to share it with you.

As you may remember, the space is small. It's actually a bedroom that the owners created by partitioning off a piece of their other daughter's bedroom. Hey, it's New York City, you do what you can do. Here is a floorplan of the space, created by Casa Kids, who created the beautiful millwork for the space:

This is a room where space planning really was key. One trick to dealing with a small space is to locate and highlight the room's strong points. Here, a 13' ceiling certainly stood out! To keep the space feeling as light and airy as possible, we went with a very bright white for the walls and trim. Although the space is punctuated by hits of color in the artwork and pillows, the majority of the color is concentrated on the ceiling.

And that stunning, lemon yellow chandelier? It was initially brass and something that the owner classified as "an expensive mistake". We all have them. Making lemonade out of lemons, we spray painted the fixture bright yellow, added some clear, round chandelier bulbs, and reattached the crystals for a touch of luxe. We all couldn't be happier with how the space turned out!

Here's a look at one of the inspiration boards we prepared for the client:

And some shots of the finished space. Enjoy!










Shhh ... Brooklyn Heights Nursery Sneak Peek

Here's a little taste of a nursery design I'll be sharing in the next few weeks. Full disclosure: While these pics were snapped with an iPhone, they were taken by my photographer extraordinaire, Raquel Langworthy, of Raquel Bianca Creative - so this is just to say that even though they're not the "official" photographs of the room, they're still pretty damn good. 

I'll fill you in on the inspiration and details later on. For now, however, I'll stick to the facts and try not to editorialize:

- The clients: Two lawyers living in Brooklyn Heights expecting their second daughter.

- The space: Like a supermodel. Tall and skinny. Think 9' by 12' at its widest and longest points with 10' ceilings. 

- The big idea: Small space, big personality! 

- Wait, is that a Murphy bed?! Yep, designed and made by Roberto Gil of Casa Kids. He also made all of the other millwork and the crib. He did an amazing job. (Ok, so a little editorializing never hurt anyone.)

Take a look and stay tuned for the full reveal in the next few weeks!