Nursery: Little boy blue
This nursery is clutter-free and timeless, but it's quirky touches add loads of fun.
- Levi Sachrowitz's parents live in Ilovo, Johannesburg, and his nursery is a calm, clutterless space created by his mom, Caryn. She wanted something a little different.
- Keep the future in mind with big furniture buys.
- This chest of drawers, used as a compactum, will easily make the transition from nursery to toddler's room and beyond.
- Use storage boxes to store nappies or powders and lotions that you want on hand.
- A glass container is clever and chic for storing cotton wool, but be sure to put it where baby cannot knock it over.
Use floating boxes or shelves above the changing station to stack receiving blankets or nappies within arm's reach.
- Select a colour scheme for your nursery and try to stick with it.
- A nursery should be a calm and serene room where you and the baby feel comfortable and happy.
- We especially love the "Levi" wall art, created by Milk Deco (milkdeco.co.za) and the stripe and polka dot combo on the walls.
- The storage stairs are another beautiful and clever element.
- Each of the stairs has a drawer where anything from toys to books and shoes can be stored.
- Behind the nursery door Caryn has hung little animal figurine hooks for towels or receiving blankets.
- Remember to have a wastepaper bin and a wash basket in your nursery to make things easier.
- A chair for mom is a must-have for any nursery.
- Here you will spend many hours bonding with your baby, feeding him, rocking him to sleep or just relaxing.
- Select a chair in a neutral colour and one that feels comfy for you.
- Also keep in mind that it will probably be moved to your room or the sitting room once your baby is a bit older.