Author and Design Blogger Anne Sage Creates an Office-Nursery Hybrid
What Anne Sage Wanted
Without a single room to dedicate to a nursery, Anne Sage — design blogger, Rue magazine co-founder, and author of Sage Living — had to get creative when preparing for her daughter’s arrival.
First, she identified three functional “baby zones” throughout her 800-square-foot house: a place for a bassinet, diaper changes, and clothing; another for a crib and nursing; and finally, a space for play.
As for the second functional zone, it’s technically the second of our home’s two bedrooms—but we so recently completed the [California Closets] installation of [Ivan’s] desk and shelves that I was loath to replace that setup altogether!
How California Closets did it
Anne moved out a pink leather daybed and moved in a modern, wood crib with a light finish that fits with the room’s clean lines and airy, white-washed aesthetic.
She also said goodbye to an artful collection of all-white books and filled the custom cubbies with more baby-appropriate goodies such as toys, stuffed animals, and pom pom storage bins to store swaddles and more playthings.
A curved, swivel chair for nursing and a trio of framed pastel prints completed the office-nursery hybrid Anne envisioned.
There’s no labor of love quite like decorating a space to welcome a new baby! Each and every decor choice was one I poured my whole heart into.
Organized and inviting, the room now successfully functions as a nursery and home office without any changes to the original custom desk, shelving, and cabinetry design.
Square fascia molding
Square base molding
Backing behind upper shelves
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