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Transitioning From Crib To Toddler Bed

Hello everybody! Do you remember when I shared the of the nursery I designed for my son? Well, that sweet infant is now nearly 2.5 years old and he's tall (94 cm) so we've already used the converter kit on our bed and now we are ready to get him into a toddler bed because he is ready. I was thinking of buying a bed that he could keep for many years, and that's when I found the by in Copenhagen. So this will be his new bed, in Nordic Oak, I've already placed the order! What do you think??? I am in BIG love. Oliver_Furniture1

Okay so let's refresh your memory on the room renovation I worked on for my son and few things that didn't end up sticking around in the space... Here is a quick before and after. You can see everything with a stocklist, too.

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It looks pretty much the same today minus the flokati rug (can't race his cars on that) and the wood boxes with the faces from Ferm Living went into storage (the storage that is in storage, ha ha) until he is old enough to stop trying to toss them around and/or stand on them to access the window. And of course, any lamps you see on tables or on the windowsill disappeared once he was old enough to get to them and yank them down.... Sigh.

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The thing I love about the Wood Junior Bed is that it grows with your child so once they are bigger, you can add an extension and you have an adult size day bed like the one above. The is also one that can be turned into a bunk bed or either a low or high platform bed in case you want to put a little play area below it or a small work space. I can totally see doing that later since his room has 3.4 meter high ceilings. It would be perfect for that. But for now, I want to start with the Wood Junior Bed and work my way up.

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If you decide to have another kid, you can even transform it into bunk beds in the future AND add a storage drawer beneath. This is such a cool bed for sure!

If all that weren't enough, I like that the bed is a like a day bed, meaning each end is the same height and style. Typically, beds have a headboard and footboard or just a headboard -- or you remove both and just sit the bed on a frame if you want a daybed style but cannot find the right piece of furniture. When you have a room like mine, long and narrow, it's hard to find beds that work in the space because we cannot put the bed beneath the window (heater) and the other wall opposite has the access door and only a small wall space where we've placed his closet. The only options for bed placement are on either of the two walls to the left or right, but having a twin bed shoot out from either wall would look silly because it would eat up so much floor space -- you may not be able to comfortably walk around it to get to the window since the room is kinda narrow...

After my long-winded explanation (I sometimes wish my book editor could also edit my blog posts!!!!), you get the drift right, I had to have a daybed for him. The Wood Junior Bed is my life saver. I've been looking for a bed for him for months so I'm just thrilled that I finally found one and it will arrive next week so I'll definitely get to start working on changing his room from a nursery to a little boy's room. In addition to the bed, I want to change around a few other things... Like he needs proper hooks on the wall for jackets and sweaters, and shelves for his books and I'd love to get him a little teepee he could read inside of on a soft faux fur throw (any suggestions???). I'm also looking for a little table for his currently coloring book and Playdoh obsession to take place. I have my eye on the ... Would fit the room so nicely.

I can't wait to show you the room when I am finished transitioning it from a nursery to a toddler room. Stay tuned!!!

(Photos: Oliver Furniture/Photos of before + after space: Holly Becker)

Transitioning From Crib To Toddler Bed

Hello everybody! Do you remember when I shared the of the nursery I designed for my son? Well, that sweet infant is now nearly 2.5 years old and he's tall (94 cm) so we've already used the converter kit on our bed and now we are ready to get him into a toddler bed because he is ready. I was thinking of buying a bed that he could keep for many years, and that's when I found the by in Copenhagen. So this will be his new bed, in Nordic Oak, I've already placed the order! What do you think??? I am in BIG love. Oliver_Furniture1

Okay so let's refresh your memory on the room renovation I worked on for my son and few things that didn't end up sticking around in the space... Here is a quick before and after. You can see everything with a stocklist, too.

BeforeAfter_ABBNursery

It looks pretty much the same today minus the flokati rug (can't race his cars on that) and the wood boxes with the faces from Ferm Living went into storage (the storage that is in storage, ha ha) until he is old enough to stop trying to toss them around and/or stand on them to access the window. And of course, any lamps you see on tables or on the windowsill disappeared once he was old enough to get to them and yank them down.... Sigh.

OliverFurniture2

The thing I love about the Wood Junior Bed is that it grows with your child so once they are bigger, you can add an extension and you have an adult size day bed like the one above. The is also one that can be turned into a bunk bed or either a low or high platform bed in case you want to put a little play area below it or a small work space. I can totally see doing that later since his room has 3.4 meter high ceilings. It would be perfect for that. But for now, I want to start with the Wood Junior Bed and work my way up.

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If you decide to have another kid, you can even transform it into bunk beds in the future AND add a storage drawer beneath. This is such a cool bed for sure!

If all that weren't enough, I like that the bed is a like a day bed, meaning each end is the same height and style. Typically, beds have a headboard and footboard or just a headboard -- or you remove both and just sit the bed on a frame if you want a daybed style but cannot find the right piece of furniture. When you have a room like mine, long and narrow, it's hard to find beds that work in the space because we cannot put the bed beneath the window (heater) and the other wall opposite has the access door and only a small wall space where we've placed his closet. The only options for bed placement are on either of the two walls to the left or right, but having a twin bed shoot out from either wall would look silly because it would eat up so much floor space -- you may not be able to comfortably walk around it to get to the window since the room is kinda narrow...

After my long-winded explanation (I sometimes wish my book editor could also edit my blog posts!!!!), you get the drift right, I had to have a daybed for him. The Wood Junior Bed is my life saver. I've been looking for a bed for him for months so I'm just thrilled that I finally found one and it will arrive next week so I'll definitely get to start working on changing his room from a nursery to a little boy's room. In addition to the bed, I want to change around a few other things... Like he needs proper hooks on the wall for jackets and sweaters, and shelves for his books and I'd love to get him a little teepee he could read inside of on a soft faux fur throw (any suggestions???). I'm also looking for a little table for his currently coloring book and Playdoh obsession to take place. I have my eye on the ... Would fit the room so nicely.

I can't wait to show you the room when I am finished transitioning it from a nursery to a toddler room. Stay tuned!!!

(Photos: Oliver Furniture/Photos of before + after space: Holly Becker)

Watercolor Art Prints From Copenhagen

I love art that isn't generic, you know like those typical framed prints everyone buys from big box stores, I find them boring. Before you call me a snob, I confess that I used to have them all over my apartment when I was living alone because back then, Etsy didn't exist and it was really hard to find nice prints of original works from artists that were affordable or even easy to find. And hey, NO JUDGEMENT if you still buy art at big home stores - to each his own. Though as your trusty decorating friends, I want to give you a little push to check into buying more art prints because they are everywhere online these days and they are really, really good! SilkeBonde_10

We've come a long way with art these days because you can find beautiful work nearly everywhere online and shop direct from artists or a middleman who sells their work. This provides endless opportunities for decorating enthusiasts. Not only can you get affordable work (prints are wayyyy less expensive than original works so I have lots of prints personally), but often stuff that no one else has and if you are supporting an artist so they can continue doing what they love.

I found recently the new "Looking closer" collection of 6 watercolor art prints made by hand by Copenhagen-based designer and artist, , and fell in love. They range in size between 70 x 50 cm and 100 x 70 cm and retail between 89-98€, so like I said, affordable. About the collection Silke says, "The use of blue and green tones characterizes the northern nature and it’s color palette. The collection is made with watercolors to match the organic shapes which you will find in the nature. It is a minimalistic collection with a mix of straight lines and organic shapes."

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Lucky for us all, she ships worldwide so you can buy anything that you see directly from her .

(Photos and styling by the German-based .