House Tour: a Lovely Little Nursery

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    Creating a Perfect Small Nursery


    Caroline Curran is a San Francisco native and the lifestyle maven behind the blog, Perfect 10 SF. The site, which is named after her shoe size and place of residence, shares how she makes pregnancy, career and marriage work on her own stylish terms.

    Caroline and her husband, Noe Valley are expecting their first child. The following pages show how they made room for baby in their apartment.

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  • 02 of 08

    Making Room for Baby


    Caroline and her husband live in a small two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco. When they discovered they were expecting, they considered moving into a three-bedroom abode. But having additional rooms doesn't always mean you're getting more square footage. So they decided to convert their small 9' by 10' second bedroom, which they were using as a home office, into a nursery.

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    A Place for Mom and Dad to Sit


    While some people believe a glider (it’s a chunky upholstered rocking chair) is a nursery must-have, Caroline didn’t want one. Instead, she created a seating area for her and husband using a couple of chairs they already owned. The lightweight chairs are portable so they can be brought into the living room to accommodate dinner guests.

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    A Rug Makes a Nursery More Cozy


    While Caroline and her husband love hardwood flooring, they wanted their baby's nursery to have something soft underfoot. The circular rug shown above not only makes the room feel cozier, but it also makes the space feel larger. 

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    Accessibility Is Key in a Small Nursery


    Caroline was thrilled that she and her hubby were able to fit a changing table, crib, and side table along the same wall. It allowed her to group and organize essential items so they’re more easily accessible.

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    A System Makes Limited Storage Space Work Harder


    When you are working with limited square footage, Caroline’s husband says it’s important to have a system that makes small space storage more functional.

    The couple decided to go with baskets instead of drawers to store essential items like diapers, wipes, lotions, bibs and swaddling blankets. It eliminates the fuss associated with opening and closing drawers. Baskets also make it easier to see when you are running low on supplies.  The couple also added bonus storage underneath the changing table.

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    A Crib Skirt Maximizes Storage Space


    A crib skirt can help you maximize storage space in a small nursery.

    Caroline wanted to keep everything she needs for her baby within arms reach. However, she didn’t want every item to be on display. So she keeps items like additional diapers and crib sheets in clearly marked containers under the crib. A crib skirt keeps it all out-of-sight.

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    A Kiss and Hug Night-Light


    Caroline admits that while she loves creative projects, her DIY skills need some work. That's why she got excited when she spotted a marquee light kit at a local Michaels craft store.  It allowed her to create a night-light for her baby that spells out a sweet message.

    To learn more about Caroline and to score more great lifestyle tips, visit Perfect 10 SF.