Beautiful Bixby Crib from Babyletto

Babyletto is my first choice for affordable modern cribs and this Bixby convertible metal crib is one of the most exciting current designs. For just $400, you get this clean lined, mid-century inspired crib that includes a toddler bed conversion kit. Choose beech or walnut base colors.

Pehr even used the Bixby crib for some of its product images and the space looks spectacular.



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Litterless Lunch from 3 Sprouts

From 3 Sprouts, the purveyors of “unboring storage,” come these fun, colorful lunchbox items. The Litterless Lunch collection has snack bags, sandwich bags, ice packs, water bottles and bento boxes.

You can choose the deer, fox, lion, owl or bear. 

They really have everything you need to pack anything for preschool lunches.

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Happy Year of the Pig 2019

Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrate or commemorate the Year of the Pig with these adorable pigs for your baby and their nursery.

1- Skip Hop Zoo Insulated Toddler Backpack Pig- $20
2- “Pig” by Catherine Ledner Framed Photographic Print– $60
3- Flensted Mobiles Piggy– $37
4- Ach Good! Pig from sigikid- $50
5- Trendy Baby Teethers– Pigs- from Fynn Baby $16
6- Pig Sectioned Plate– $25
7- Farm Style Pig Clock with Numbers from Decoylab- $68
8- Pig Throw Pillow from Frankie Print Co- $20
9- 3 Sprouts Storage Caddy Pig- $15
10- Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Pig- $80

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Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019

You know it’s the first week of December when Pantone announces their Color of the Year, and for 2019, you can expect to see a lot of “Living Coral” to help brighten the mood.

As Pantone describes it

“Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment…. Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”

I love reading their color descriptions, but I’d just say Living Coral is a lighter red with a hint of yellow, without being pink. It’s an easy color to work with as you can play with different shades and intensities together, and it works beautifully with watery colors– shades of blue and green.

Here’s how you can start to add Living Coral into the baby world and get started in the new year totally on trend.

1- No. 211 by Jessalin Beutler– price varies
2- Flamingo Plush– $17
3- Goth Clock
4- BEABA Minicall Digital Audio Baby Monitor– $60
5- Storksak Noa Diaper Bag in Coral– $125
6- Coral-Orange Sea Fan Beach Cottage Pillow– $49
Coral Velvet Pillow Cover from Willa Skye Home- $34+
7- Mountain Buggy Swift Stroller– $600
8- Rainbow Baby Activity Gym– $89
9- BassettBaby Premier Peyton Swivel Glider in Coral– $600
10- Terrace 1762/27 Texture Coral Rug– $200

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Play Kitchens from Milton & Goose

These are my favorite play kitchens… mmm… ever. They are stylish, timeless and heirloom quality. This is the piece that will get all the play and then be stored in the basement for your grandchildren. The kitchens feature nontoxic finishes and are made in the USA from Baltic birch and North American maple.

Milton & Goose makes two models.  The first is the Classic Play Kitchen, which comes in Gray and soon in White as well. $800

The Essential Kitchen doesn’t have the stove hood, but I’m sure it gets proper ventilation. $650

In addition to being the perfect setting for countless hours of imaginative play these are guaranteed to be Instagram superstars.

Pottery Barn Modern Baby

Do I call it official now? Has “modern baby” taken over the baby space so much that it’s just about the default? Pottery Barn has a new brand in the family, and Pottery Barn Modern | Baby is going to make shopping for your modern nursery even easier than ever.

Now their furniture collection includes familiar silhouettes like Babyletto’s Lolly Crib, but also adds many exciting new shapes and styles.

The signature look of the brand is the glam Art Deco collection with the High Gloss Black Art Deco Crib and the matching dresser. The Deco Glider & Ottoman round out the look. Well, actually, the black metal framed mirror “rounds” out the collection- ha!, and you can finish off the space with the Coco Rug and art prints (1 and 1b) by Jaime Derringer from Minted.

The Art Deco collection also comes in white, for a completely different feel. Here the crib is paired with the Lola Swivel Glider & Ottoman. Finish off this space with a Faye Rug and oversized floral wallpaper from Anewall.

For a more natural, neutral nursery, select the Nash Crib and Dresser. Leather drawer pulls add extra texture and detail to the dresser.

Their “Hip Modern Nursery” features the Tatum Crib in two tone black and white. It’s really cleverly paired with the Zebra Shaped Woven Storage basket!

The Acorn finish on this Sloan Crib hearkens over to the mid-century flavor of the West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids collections but is unique with acrylic slats.

The Sloan Crib also comes in white for a totally different, minimal look.

The Aiden Crib is another exciting new option with it’s solid form and chrome trim!

The Sloan Bookcase and Sloan Toy Chest are just two playroom pieces that are part of the storage collection, and the Pottery Barn Modern | Baby also includes tons of decor items to not just furnish, but finish the entire nursery.

I never used a lot of Pottery Barn in my modern nursery design here on the blog over the years, but I know that will all be changing now. Woah.