Friday, December 7, 2007

Tour of Little Man's Nursery

Well here it is! Let's begin the tour left to right. At the very far left you see a bit of the pastel paisley silk curtain that goes from floor to ceiling (it was originally my landlord's). Then on the floor notice a low counter -it is actually a de-constructed Kaidan-dansu or step-chests so that the Little Man's toys can be easily accessible to him. The only place that I doubled it was in the middle so that I could put his stuffed animals there. Next we have the red collapsible boxes because you never know when or where they are going to fall hard.

Next on the ground is a litho I bought for the Little Man's birthday (every year I buy him artwork). These past two years I've bought them from the same artist who has sadly passed away in July. The crib -it is on loan from my landlord. It is a typical Italian made enamel birch crib. Then we have the collapsible laundry bin that is also a cool place for him to crawl into (when it isn't full). On the right I have a Japanese alter table where we change the diaper (for now). Later I plan on using it as a place for him to organize his own clothing.

I've tried to keep everything pretty gender neutral and cheery. I've also chosen to forgo a lot of the "traditional" nursery furniture for furniture that is real wood (as Montessori advocates) and can be used when he grows up (saves money in the long run). Also, none of it really cost me a lot which was an added bonus. What do you think?

1 comment:

Cote de Texas said...

Very nice! Your house looks beautiful, especially the exterior! Those palms!!! Can't wait to see more. Hurry!