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Elegant Baby Girl Nursery in NYC Apartment


I started designing this nursery in March 2020, right before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on NYC. Thankfully, we had already converted our 2 bedroom apartment into 3 bedrooms by adding tension walls to our dining room area in order to create a small nursery.  Since all retail stores were closed near us, I spent countless hours online shopping.

When I first started decorating, I really didn’t have a theme in mind.  I just knew I wanted it to look elegant with a pink and grey color scheme.  Once I had the essentials (the crib, changing table and recliner) I started browsing sites for decorative items.  It was then that I realized I was drawn to butterflies, flowers and bunnies so the nursery eventually took on an ethereal theme!

The room is quite small with only one dresser that doubles as a changing table so we built a shelving unit above it to display all her pretty clothes.  We also purchased a crib with a built in drawer that houses all her blankets, swaddles and other large items. Since my husband and I were both working from home due to COVID-19, we needed an additional workspace so we added a lucite desk and chair which doubled as a console table.  My favorite items in the nursery are the chandelier which brings elegance and warmth to the room, and the mobile made of butterflies and flowers which evokes a sense of peace and tranquility.

The nursery has become everyone’s favorite room in the apartment as it very cozy and quiet.  My husband takes business calls in there when I’m out with the baby, and my son plays with his toys next to the crib so he can keep an eye on his little sister (and wake her up when she’s sleeping, sigh!)