October 6, 2006

Sky’s the Limit for New York SOHO Baby Nursery

in Nursery Design

Modern Nursery Design in SOHO

Yen Ha, architect and partner of New York’s Front Studio, tackled the task of creating her son’s baby nursery with the determination you’d expect from a fickle designer.  Yen first contacted us saying "I spent countless hours on the internet looking for the perfect combination of modern and yet warm furniture for our baby nursery."  I’m sure many readers are familiar with the challenging design process in creating a modern nursery that Yen describes –

"As a modernist, I’m always drawn to clean lines and simplicity, so I wanted to avoid the normal trappings of dancing bears and bunnies.  But at the same time minimalism can too often feel cold and austere and I felt that a nursery should serve as a source of inspiration, not as a design showroom. We ended up painting the room light blue not for a boy but for the sky, soaring birds and a plane to imply that truly, the possibilities are limitless.  The white lacquers are balanced by the wood and darker fabric patterns.  Our son loves playing in his crib in the morning, watching the birds fly as the sun pours into the room."

One of Yen’s most rewarding find was a rocker that would fit in the typical NY-sized bedroom.  Through her design contacts, she came across furniture designer, Jason Lewis, and worked together with him to design the rocker you see in the photo above.

Don't let go

See Yen’s entire nursery slideshow on Flickr.  See design resources and more below.

About Yen’s Nursery 

Location:  New York’s SOHO District
Room Size:  125sf
Age of Child:  5 months
Source of Inspiration:  blue skies and a flight to anywhere
Baby’s favorite item:  day bed, perfect for learning how to stand
Favorite online baby store:  www.nonchalantmom.com
Favorite design site:  BDDW

Design Resources

Crib & Dresser:  Room & Board – Moda Line
Rug:  The Rug Company, "Smarties" Rug
Rocker:  Jason Lewis Furniture
Day Bed:  Modernica Case Study Day Bed (George Nelson, designer)
Book Shelf:  NotNeutral

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