Short On Space? This NYC Nursery Is The Ultimate Inspiration

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Converting a small space into a nursery is hardly a unique challenge. But when you’re dealing with New York City apartments, that challenge can feel like mission impossible—even when you work in interior design. Meet Elizabeth Brown, CEO of an interior design marketplace called Viyet. With the help of Margaret Ash Design, she transformed her narrow home office into a bright, classic nursery for her baby boy, Theo. Here, she shares her tips about what to prioritize in a small space.

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What are the dimensions of the space?

The room is 7’2” x 11′ 9.5”.

Storage is often overlooked in the nursery. Tell us about your unique approach.

Our wall unit was custom built, but we actually lifted the design from a storage piece our designer, Maggie, had retro-fitted for her own nursery. Our timing could not have been luckier; she was also pregnant with her first child when we started working together, so she knew just how much baby gear was about to come our way. She added in a few thoughtful details from her own experience, such as designated cabinets and drawers to keep eyesores like diaper pails and pumping equipment out of view.

In terms of furniture, how did you prioritize? Are there any items you wished you could’ve purchased, but space just didn’t allow?

For us, a comfortable chair for the inevitable middle-of-the-night feedings was critical. We wanted something high quality that wouldn’t get…

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