This homeowner called interior designer Lisa Konjicek-Segundo of Olive Juice Designs at the last moment, or instead, the last trimester, to change a junk room into a nursery school. They did not have time for custom or back orders, so that they found everything retail or via online shops with speedy shipping.

The couple already had a 2-year-old kid and three bedrooms total; this had to become a hardworking area that could double as a guest room and develop with the baby as she developed into a young lady.

Nursery at a Glance
Who lives here: Baby Wren, who shares the home with her mother, father and brother, Liam
Location: Alameda, California
Size: 10 feet, 6 inches from 13 feet
Budget: About $5,400, not such as design fees

Before Photo

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The customer offered some leadership to get things started. She had been drawn to blue and orange and to this modern crib in gray; she had purchased this chandelier years back by a friend’s shop and has been looking forward to eventually wiring this up.

The room will develop with Wren; the changing table will change into a modern dresser, and the daybed will end up her bed. The trundle means that her chamber is sleepover prepared.

A composite photo of sock monkeys hangs over the crib.

Crib bedding: Susan Lazar Chicks, buybuybaby

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As there are 3 doors (cupboard, bedrooms and hallway) and 2 bedrooms, fitting all of the furniture in was a puzzle involving little floor space and tricky wall space. A tall bookshelf from Ikea makes room for books, artwork and mementos.

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Konjicek-Segundo wished to create balance on each side of the balcony doorway, but there was not room between the daybed and the wall for another bookshelf, so she included a massive mirror out of Ikea. The mirrors, bookshelf, window treatments and daybed include dashes of white to the orange, orange and gray palette.

She also recommends a flat-weave rug like this one for kids’ rooms. “It may take a good deal of wear and tear; you can stone on it, pull the trundle out with ease and sit on it to play matches,” she says.

Crib: Oeuf

Before Photo

BEFORE: One of those homeowners’ demands was extra sleeping space for its many overnight guests that they had been expecting shortly after Wren’s birth. Konjicek-Segundo had them reunite this daybed so she could replace it with something more in keeping with the modern style of this crib and changing table.

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AFTER: This daybed functions as a location for relaxing, for crashing after a late-night feeding and as a guest bed using another concealed guest bed trundled underneath. It will also serve as Wren’s big-girl bed when she’s prepared for this in a few years. The studying sconce cleverly tucked over the daybed is a space saver.

A floral duvet cover by Marimekko brings some vivid yellow into the colour palette while tying into the gray on the crib and changing table.

Daybed: West Elm; duvet: Finnstyle; wall paint: Copper Patina, Benjamin Moore

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The expectant mother enjoys graphic artwork, so Konjicek-Segundo snapped a picture of some signs in an airport and had them painted canvas.

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The designer had Roman colors made from the same drape panels that encircle the balcony doorway, using sparkly orange grosgrain ribbon included. “The trim has only a little bling and provides a feminine touch,” she says.

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The room didn’t have the floor space for a glider, however a midcentury modern rocker suits it just fine. The homeowners pop up the lightweight West Elm Martini Side Table next to the daybed to serve as a nightstand when they have an overnight guest.

Now the area is about to work nicely for this family for many years to come.

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