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You don't have to lose your office or guest room because you need to make space for a nursery. Rethinking your setup smartly – like balancing the whimsy of the baby furniture and gear with sophisticated decor – will help meet baby's needs and grown-up tastes in equal measure. Watch how one family turned a guest room into a multipurpose nursery.
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Thanks to Rowena and Dmitriy for letting us film their nursery makeover.
Nursery design tips provided by Project Nursery.
Video produced by MegTV.
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Crib: Ti Amo Carino Convertible Crib
Glider: Delta Children Eva Upholstered Glider
Rug: Sweet Potato by Glenna Jean Large Cream Rug
Crib sheets: Carter's Grey Trellis Crib Sheet
Crib skirt: COCALO Julian Solid Grey Pleated Dust Ruffle
Chalkboards: Decorative Chalkboard Peel and Stick Giant Wall Decals
Curtains: Koala Baby Room Darkening Gray Window Panel
Toy basket: Grey Striped Tote
Sleeper sofa: Fun Furnishings Micro Suede Sleeper Sofa
Pillow: Levtex Baby Love Sparkle Pillow
Pillow: Levtex Baby Dream Rainbow Pillow
Pillow: Levtex Baby I Love You To The Moon Pillow
Rowena: I'm Rowena and this is Dmitriy, and we are entering the biggest journey of our life: We're about to have a little somebody join us.
Dmitriy: The room, it looked fine for a guest room, but we wanted to do something special for the baby.
Rowena: This room is intended to be a multiuse. It's going to be baby's nursery, but it's also got to fulfill the purpose of having at least one guest.
The Experts: Melisa and Pam from Project Nursery
Melisa: How do you create a nursery without losing your guest room?
Pam: I know. You still want to have guests, right?
Pam: You have to make room for baby, so you know what, it's not impossible. They are going to have to pare down that bed. It's too big.
Melisa: Keep in mind, it's a nursery first, so you're going to want to feature the nursery. You're going to focus on making baby comfortable, but also keeping an area dedicated for your guests.
Pam: You have to balance out the whole feel, nursery and guest working together, adding some fun art and pops of whimsy for the nursery and maybe accessorizing on the other side for the guest room with sophisticated pillows. And you know what? The closet for a guest room in particular – you don't necessarily need a huge closet space, right?
Melisa: Right. You need to maintain your floor space between having the bed and the crib, so you can place your changer or your dresser inside the closet. At the end of the day, you want a warm, inviting room for both your baby and your overnight guest.
Pam: And it's possible.
Melisa: It is possible.
Rowena: I want it just a little bit above eye level.
We like the idea of the chalkboard, and it's something we can change. And so when the guest is in the room, they look at the chalkboard and something inspirational was the tip, but also could be funny, or just something that's different that kind of separates them out from the baby.
Dmitriy: We wanted to do something ourselves, and the more we can do the better.
Rowena: Whoa, nice job.
Dmitriy: Dirty high five.
Rowena: One of the really good tips was the idea of downsizing the furniture.
Move to the right.
Rowena: Awesome. This will be perfect.
Dmitriy: When I was building the crib, painting the room, doing all the things, I was thinking in my head, "What was my father doing when I was about to be born? Was he doing the same thing?"
Rowena: I love the room because it makes me feel calm, happy. And I feel as though a lot of our joint, no-fuss love went into it, and I feel the way I want it to feel in the room.