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Michelle Carangi

Michelle Carangi is a Montreal-based designer who blogs about interior design at Holley & Gill and is the Style Director at Pure Green magazine. 

Top 5 Friday: Furniture and Accessories That Work For Babies and Parents

Posted by Michelle Carangi Sunday, August 21, 2011 3:34 PM EDT

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I’ve been all about repurposing and reusing items from your home these days. My last post demonstrated how you could make your outdoor furniture work both inside and out, IF you buy smart. Seeing as it’s all about kiddies this month on Style Sheet, I’ve decided to continue this theme by sharing some ideas on how to buy smart for your nursery. Incorporating pieces that can easily more from baby style to parent style is not as hard as you may think...

Side Table/Kids Desk


The Automatism blog; I Still Love You blog

It can be as simple as adding two small chairs to a bright and fun side table in your living room, to create a sweet little desk.


Maps/Wall Art



ApartmentTherapy.com; Babble.com

Maps not only look great on your walls but can serve as educational tools as well. Let the geography lessons begin!


Classic Rocker


DesignSponge.com; TheMarionHouseBook.com

Any kind of classic rocker is an obvious choice to bring into the nursery for those quiet bedtime stories.


Pouf/Ottoman


TheMarionHouseBook.com; Ohdeedoh.com

Putting your feet up is something as parents we all need to do so roll your pouf in front of your rocker, sit back and enjoy with the cuddle time with your little one.

Rugs


PappasMiron.com; Design-Crisis.com

One more option for today, add layers to your design by pulling in one of your patterned rug. It will bring character to your decor as well as serve as a soft surface to play on.

There you have it, your nursery design can be stylish and also eco-friendly.

What items have you repurposed and brought into your baby’s room? Do you have any “Before & After” you would like to share? Let us know!


By: Michelle Carangi of Montreal-based design office and blog, Holley&Gill

Topics: Yellow, Furniture, Nursery

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