Creating a nursery in a NYC apartment can be a challenge, but with a little inspriation, a little sacrifice and an open mind, you can turn it into a really fun space.
I loved the book Where the Wild Things Are when I was a kid and wanted my child to experience the same adventure. It is hard to find Where the Wild Things Are items, so I used it as a starting point and mixed it with my love of patterns, antiques (and Anthropologie style).
Antique chic/Charming eclectic
Started out with Where the Wild Things Are quote poster from Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/people/charmstudio) and purchased the characters on Amazon. I framed pages from the book to hang over changing table.
I love the pattern of the letters, seat cushion and lamp shade - which all came from Anthropologie. I found the foot stool for a steal (similar pattern) at TJ Maxx.
I had the monkey hook (CostPlus) from my old apartment and thought it looked cute with the towels hanging from it and found the bird mirror at a craft strore in Empire, MI. I wanted to mix in some orange, so I got the cute Tiger trash can at The Container Store.
We found the locker storage bench at a Flea Market in the East Village - the left side has a tiger storage box (Target) in it with toys and the right has books.
The pillows are a mix from different bedding I had throughout the last few years, I didn't have to go searching for ones I liked (and they went with the theme).
Crib is from Ikea and bedding is from Dwell Studio (I have an obsession with owls, so I had to include them).
My Great Grandmother's rocking chair. My Grandma gave it to me as a gift and I just love it.
Don't be afraid to mix & match patterns and colors.
Use your space creatively!
Sometimes you can find treasures in your own closet - shop your apartment (or house) before you go out and buy new items.