HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR WALK-IN CLOSET TO A NURSERY - BROOKLYN STYLE

BABY ROOM | HOME DECOR

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

When I considered having a baby, I knew it would involve many personal sacrifices. Loosing my walk-in closet was one of the biggest!  Obviously, we live in Brooklyn. While it's a bit more spacious than Manhattan, space is still hard to come by, unless you're loaded. Before having a baby our apartment was huge - huge enough to turn this "second" bedroom into my walk-in closet.

As we phased out co-sleeping in our room, it was time to finally  create a special place just for the baby. Really, once it was complete, I wanted to sleep in there as it was now the best room in the house. 

This is how it started: 

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

this is the back wall where the crib is now

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

this is the corner near the window. the chest is where the white chair is now.

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

This corner is where the dresser/ changing table are now.

Step one: PAINT

I was inspired by a

photo

on my friend, Mieke ten Have's

instagram

account of

@marie adage 

The blue color in the interior photo was very regal and made me think of Marie Antoinette - perfect for my little boy's room. haha

I found the perfect match in Benjamin Moore paints : Nantucket Fog

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

Step two: ACCENT

With such a serious wall color for a little boys room, I chose a funky orange to accent the room. The polka dot rug from Ikea could not have been more perfect. The dots give it the fun zip every child's room needs. 

Step three: DECOR

Many children's toys and books and clothes are too cute to hide. So instead of storing it all way, let it serve double duty as room decor. This also makes it easier to see what you have to play with.  This open shelving system is great for a small room like this one and serves as a nice display.

Step four: COZY

Make it cozy with treasures like sentimental gifts, plants from friends, a new orleans map blanket, throw pillows for sitting on the floor, and a white noise machine.

jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery
jenee sais quoi_ nursery_ small nursery_ brooklyn nursery_ boy nursery_ transform closet into nursery

and Voila - Now we have a nursery.