before and after

Before & After: Agatha’s Nursery Makeover

by Grace Bonney

One of the toughest things about city living is finding extra rooms for storage, guests and children. I’ve seen large closets turned into beautiful offices, nurseries and everything in between. When it comes to working with small spaces, New Yorkers have some serious experience. This book-inspired Before & After comes from Brooklynite Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone. Taking her color and style inspiration from classic Penguin covers, she created a beautiful nursery for her daughter, Agatha, in a small guest room. She was kind enough to share her plans with us in addition to photographs of the room in its original (yikes), in-between and fully finished stages. Well done, Stefanie! xo, grace

More makeover photos continue after the jump . . .

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