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Design Reveal: Theo’s Brooklyn Abode

Ah, the city life. There’s nothing quite like it. However space in the city often comes with it’s limitations. After many wonderful years in NYC, both Pam and I can very much appreciate the creativity that goes into decorating small spaces. Theo’s Mom Amanda and Grandmother pulled together a delightful, contemporary, clutter-free nursery. Their special touches and smart storage/shelving solution, make for plenty of  room for baby!

Child’s name: Theo
Age: 3 months
Location: Brooklyn, NY

What was your inspiration for the room?
We didn’t know what gender our baby would be, so we wanted something neutral but beautiful that would work for a boy or a girl. Coral red and robin’s egg blue were the perfect palette. We love the ocean, so the coral and fishnet fabrics reflect that. The room is tiny, so we had to go for a clean, uncluttered look.

What best describes your decorating style?
We love contemporary design with some eclectic accents thrown in for fun. Living in New York, one has to make the most out of small spaces, so we have to have multifunctional furniture.

Please share with us your choice of paint colors, furniture, art, diy tips, etc.
The crib and the changing table are by Baby Mod. They are the more affordable versions of similar styles by Oeuf.

Paint color: Robin’s Nest by Benjamin Moore

Isola Bella rug: Anthropologie

Tiled bone mirror: West Elm

The bedding was lovingly made by my talented mother. The fabrics came from The designer is Joelle Hoverson.

Wallpaper ostrich: Inke Heiland

On the cloth storage boxes we hot glued the same red piping from the bedding to tie the design together.

What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
The bedding is definitely my favorite item in the room. The bumper and crib skirt are one-of-a-kind creations made by my mother, and I think of her every time I look at the crib! We also love the wallpaper ostrich decal. It adds a playful and colorful element to the room and has surprising depth.

Is there anything else you would like PN readers to know?
Mounting the mirror above the changing table has been invaluable in making changing fun for both parents and baby. He loves to look at himself and us in the mirror. There’s no closet in the room so we made a storage solution using cloth boxes to store out of season and larger size clothing. We also made sure to buy a blackout shade for the window which helps during naptime.


Monday 12th of October 2009

If anyone wants to see more photos of the room, including the Robert Abbey for Jonathan Adler light fixture, they are on our baby's blog

:) Amanda


Thursday 1st of October 2009

As much as I love all the pub & love about the bedding, The Boss is right! I also missed seeing your incredible light and its shadows. Good job, parents, on room, and boy.

HH's mum

Thursday 1st of October 2009

What? No picture of your FABULOUS splurge light fixture?! My favorite addition to the room (that, and Theo, of course). :-)


Thursday 1st of October 2009

Thanks for the feedback! We have thought about putting a bar under that bottom shelf for hanging clothes. Does anyone know of a resource for an attractive option?


Thursday 1st of October 2009

I love the mirror above the changing table! The whole room is such a great use of space. You could also maybe do a bar under the bottom shelf and hang clothes from it if you needed hanging clothing storage...