Tiny House Nursery - The Garden Lounge

Our first child-- a boy-- is due this October! Since our home is so tiny, we won't have a traditional nursery. Instead, we're getting creative with indoor/outdoor and mobile pieces. We started the first little phase of decorating last weekend, and it made everything feel much more REAL in such a beautiful way:

View from the bedroom stoop.

View from the bedroom stoop.

Obviously we will have a (mini) crib and other necessities inside the Cottage, but there is no space to fit a glider or rocker indoors. So we decided to update the garden just off our bedroom stoop to accommodate the nursery's lounge component:

View of the back patio, showing the distance from the bedroom stoop to the garden nursery lounge. 

View of the back patio, showing the distance from the bedroom stoop to the garden nursery lounge. 

I pulled out my back while hauling everything around the house at 20 weeks pregnant during the post-wedding clean-up, but luckily my parents were visiting from their home in Florida where I grew up,  and they helped me assemble this beautiful driftwood grey rocking chair from Joss & Main:

View from the bedroom to the garden nursery lounge.

View from the bedroom to the garden nursery lounge.

It's important to note that we are very lucky here in SoCal to have fair weather most of the year, so that opens up our possibilities tremendously. We can cover larger items overnight or in the rain, and they are fine.

Sophee entering the bedroom from the garden stoop. our closet, on the right, will soon be redone as the nursery.

Sophee entering the bedroom from the garden stoop. our closet, on the right, will soon be redone as the nursery.

I added yard stakes by CB2, a throw pillow and blanket (which can easily come inside during inclement weather) from Loloi Rugs, a gorgeous handmade mobile by Sea & Glass, and a few other accessories and plants to warm up the space.

View from the garden lounge area looking into the bedroom. Our curtained closet will soon be redone to accommodate the crib and other nursery items.

View from the garden lounge area looking into the bedroom. Our curtained closet will soon be redone to accommodate the crib and other nursery items.

 in the garden (at 21 weeks pregnant) with stanlee and sophee. (Photo by adam)

 in the garden (at 21 weeks pregnant) with stanlee and sophee. (Photo by adam)

And voila-- we now have a tiny, peaceful place outside for us to rest in the grass or rocking chair with our baby boy and the pups!