Small Space Nursery Style

Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

One of the most exciting parts of being pregnant is often designing your nursery. But when you’re planning your baby’s room in a small space, you’ve got to think about how to do more with less. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

Nobody knows this mantra more than Manhattan mama Arielle Haspel of Be Well With Arielle, who’s built her wellness business around the concept of clean and simple food. She’s an expert at doing more with less, as a health coach, soon-to-be restaurateur (this Spring!), and now as a mom to baby girl Gemma.

We recently visited Arielle and Gemma in their NYC home to find out how she’s applying her clean and modern viewpoint to her daughter’s small space nursery. Hint: the right gear — like Skip Hop’s Explore & More Jumpscape Foldaway Bouncer — makes a big difference.

Tell us about your nursery style. How would you describe Gemma’s space?
Sweet and zen.

What are some of the challenges of creating a nursery in a small space?
We’re quite lucky because her room is pretty large for NYC standards. Every week we seem to accumulate more stuff, though, so it feels like there’s never enough space.

How does the right gear make all the difference when it comes to small space living?
I grew up in Manhattan so I’m used to compact spaces. I go crazy with clutter, though. Multi-purpose elements, like a pull-out couch, or baby gear that is easy to fold up and hide in a closet, like strollers or jumpers, make me so, so happy.