Chris and Lauren made the move from Manhattan to Hoboken in 2017 wanting more space and a “neighborhood” vibe for when they started a family. They bought their condo with the intention of converting the front room into a nursery. They loved that it had 2 big closets and was a good size for a baby/toddler. Before calling us to convert it, they had a desk and a couch there, but never really put much effort into decorating it.
As soon as they found out they were expecting, Lauren was excited to get started on nursery design. They knew they were having a girl, so they opted for pinks and neutral tones. Given the condo’s limited space, keeping the pull-out couch for when guests visited was a requirement. To make the most of the space, Lauren found the idea of converting one of the closets into the baby’s changing table/station.
Chris and Lauren then hired us to complete the conversion. This project may look understated but is packed to the hilt with secret savviness. The ceiling of this room is concrete due to the deck of the condo unit above, so we built a conduit to host all the electrical components we added to the room. To keep the room aesthetically appealing, it was built to remain out of one’s sight line as they enter or pass the room.
We also installed convergent door pockets from Johnson Hardware with a soft open/close feature and frosted glass panels for privacy (doors from General Lumber). The transom was added to bring in more natural light and was not part of some door kit either – we custom cut it and inserted laminated safety glass. The trim going from the floor up and around the transom is also a carpenter’s feat – a parallel reveal framing the door and transom must be constantly considered from the beginning of framework through installation.