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A Pretty in Pink Space

Today our dear friend Monica L. Shulman is sharing her little lady’s gorgeous nursery with us. Get ready to drool over her divine taste! Monica is a photographer and she writes Ciao, Chessa! – a blog about art, photography, living in New York City and inspiring things.  Follow her on twitter!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

There’s been a lot of talk going on about babies here at BBRG and I couldn’t be more excited about all this wonderful news!

When I was pregnant one of the things that I had the most fun with was planning the nursery. We didn’t have much space in our apartment since the new nursery was going to be created by putting up a wall in our living room (New York City living, folks!) so we knew we would be limited in terms of space. A year later we moved to a bigger apartment where Lucia could actually have a room and where we weren’t constantly bumping into the stroller, high chair, couch, kitchen table, or each other.  I got excited about the nursery all over again! Well, I was excited about the new place in general but especially about Lucia’s room because she was finally going to get a real one all to herself.

Sometimes I see kid’s rooms in magazines or blogs and I wonder whether a child actually lives in them. They look so untouched and neat. While I certainly tend to be a bit of an organization nut, my baby’s room is definitely lived-in. It’s a very high traffic space where she sleeps, where we play, and where we dance and sing.   I have to spend a lot of time cleaning up since she likes to read all of her books and play with all of her toys at the same time but it’s a baby’s room and the occasional mess comes with the territory. We wanted it to be fun and functional and while I preferred that it fit the style of our home, I wanted it to be all about her – our warm, funny, sweet girl.

So, here is a glimpse at Lucia’s nursery.

Do you have kids? How did you decorate your child’s room?

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Check out the corner protectors on our molding. Not great-looking but she always seems to slip in the very same spot so these are a necessity.

Copyright Monica L. Shulman (nursery)

Crib and Dresser: Bratt Decor.

Luca Glider

Bookshelf: hand-me down from my sister. My plan is to paint it one of these days. I’m thinking turquoise.

Rug: Dash and Albert
Couch: Door Store.  We always hang out in Lucia’s room and this couch is perfect because the seat opens for tons of extra storage and it becomes a bed for guests.

Lamp: ZGallerie

Pedestal table: West Elm (similar)

Mural: Modern Wall Graphics

Gallery Wall

Love print: Made by Girl

Personalized silhouette: Gift from Le Papier Studio

Baby animal prints: Sharon Montrose

“L” Ladybug print: I found this in a stack of flashcards and decided to frame it

The other pieces on the gallery wall include a couple of personalized gifts from family and friends and a sonogram of Lucia.


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