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Themis Trio 2

The Themis Mobiles from Artecnica have been a popular staple in modern nurseries for years now, but they now have a new color combination! The Themis Trio 2 will be available later this summer.


My Modern Nursery #109: Citron Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

I was looking for a shade of green from Lullaby Paints for our first nursery board of the spring and from the swatches on their website, Citron jumped out at me. You might be intimidated by this bright, bold green but I did my son’s toddler room with a similar shade so I know from experience that with enough light and white in the room, it’s a very livable and pleasant color!

The only problem I had with Citron was that on different websites, the color looked very different so I wasn’t sure exactly which shade I’d be working with. This can happen a lot when looking at colors on your computer monitor, so before you ever finalize your paint choices, get an actual sample and try it in the space where you’ll be using it. This is the only accurate way to find out how a paint shade will look under the lighting conditions in your home.

My Modern Nursery 109 Citron Green

1- Citron Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Themis Decor Mobile from Artecnica
3- You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey Poster from May and Baz Store- $13+
Be Happy Print from Mini Learners- $7
4- AION wood lamp from Iumi Design- $170
5- Ti Amo Moderna Island Crib– $500
Fisher Throw– $79
6- Stairway White 96″ Wall Mounted Bookcase– $400
Newgate Cubic Grey and White Alarm Table Clock– $40
Mini Ice Cream Light– Blue- €9,95
7- This Little Piggy Wood Rocker– $130
8- Featherbottom Rug 8′ x 10′- $460
9- Presidio Glider white canvas with Sprout piping- $1100
Love Graphic Print Pillow by Alexander Girard from Vitra- $130
10- Mula Crane with Blocks from Ikea- $15

We have tons of other ideas for your Citron nursery on our Pinterest board so if you need more art choices, additional accessories or even different lighting and furniture options, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are my favorite option for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest. I love the opportunity to create these modern nurseries using their baby-safe colors. Order samples to find the perfect shade for your nursery.

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Best Modern Mobiles 2013: Sponsored by Babyli.st

There is no one right answer to the best mobile question.   Though there are options that are supposed to be good for capturing baby’s attention and promoting brain development, mobiles are more decorative than functional.  Some are battery operated and play music, spin or light up.  I have nothing against those and reluctantly admit that we had one of those gadgety gizmos, but currently, there aren’t any on the market that I’d feel good about recommending.  If that changes, I’ll let you know!

For now, think of your nursery mobile as a floating piece of artwork for your modern nursery.  You can hang one in a corner, over the changing table, or over the crib, but wherever you put it, make sure you hang it out of baby’s reach.

As part of our baby registry series sponsored by Babylist, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite sources (in no particular order) for modern mobiles.  With just these 10 brands, you’ll have an incredible selection of gorgeous modern mobiles.  Pick your favorite and add it to your baby registry!

Top 10 Modern Crib Mobiles 2013

1- Themis Mobiles from Artenica Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk, the Themis Mobiles are colorful, geometric and appropriate for the coolest modern nurseries.  These retail for approximately $40.

2- Baby Jives
Handcrafted heirloom mobiles, these bird, boat, butterfly, cloud, fish and plane mobiles are truly works of art.  Baby Jives creations retail for about $30 to $200 depending on the size.

3- Frazier + Wing
These paper mobiles are crafted by hand in a multitude of color combinations.  Frazier + Wing mobiles retail for $68 to $150.

4- Djeco
Djeco mobiles are made in France of colorful die-cut plastic shapes.  They retail for about $22 to $42.

5- Petit Collage
With paper and bamboo mobiles that cover all the most popular nursery themes (birds, butterflies, farm, elephant, woodland, fish owls, transportation…), Petit Collage is a perfect addition to almost any modern nursery.  The mobiles retail for $15 to $66.

6- Flensted
If you can’t find a Flensted mobile to love, you don’t know what you’re looking for.  Flensted has been around almost 60 years and has the largest assortment of modern mobile designs ranging from abstract to adorable.  Some are cardboard and some are serigraphical foil.  These retail for about $30 to $80.

7- Adrift Mobiles
From Schmitt Design, these abstract sculptural mobiles are as appropriate in any part of your home as they are in the nursery.  Adrift mobiles range from $90 to $250.

8- Wee Gallery
Wee Gallery mobile designs emphasis high contrast and most are created to have an interesting view from below (which is presumably baby’s point of view).  These retail for $12 to $26.

9- IGE
IGE mobiles are laser cut designs using museum board, plywood or plexiglass.  I like the plywood birds and monkeys best.  But take a look at the owl and black silhouettes as well.  They retail for $55 to $65.

10- KLT: works
Cute plush mobiles are handmade in Washington and retail for $85 to $180.  Designs include cute animals like birds, kitties, woodland creatures and even bugs!

If you’re still looking for the perfect mobile and haven’t found it yet, etsy is the next place to find tons more styles and options.

Add your favorite mobile to your baby registry with BabyList.  BabyList lets you ask for exactly what you want from the retailers of your choice – including your favorite local or independent shops (like Etsy).

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8 Jun 2013, 8:53am
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Get the Look FOR LESS: The Animal Print Shop Baby Elephant Nursery

Yesterday’s pictured items from The Animal Print Shop Baby Elephant Nursery totaled $2801.  Today we’re going to do slightly better, saving almost half with a total of $1474.  See what we did to get you the look for less.

1- Baby Elephant from The Animal Print Shop- 16″ x 20″- $350 (the bigger the better)
2- Control Brands Hang-It-All (since you’re painting it anyway)- $99
3- Tasseled Garland from Prost to the Host- $35
4- Dagny Curtains from Ikea- $60 a pair (same because they’re reasonable
Themis Prisim Mobile– $40
5- Little Remix Blanket from Ferm Living- $82
6- Auggie Pebble Grey Crib Sheet– $45 (same because it’s reasonable)
7- Oliv Crib from Spot on Square– $575
8- Bear Cub Close-Upfrom The Animal Print Shop- 8.5 x 11″- $25
9- Manny & Simon Elephant Step Stool– $90
10- Future Globes 003 Pillow and Cover– $27
Whale Music Mobile from Ferm Living- $46 (same because it’s reasonable)

To finish off the space I would absolutely use the same rocker and brass lamp because they make a huge statement at a truly reasonable price.

Which room would you go for– the original, the less expensive one or a combination of the two?  Where would you splurge and where might you save?

Emerald: Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013

If we can judge a year by its color, 2013 is going to be the best year yet.  With Emerald as my birthstone, I love this radiant and rich shade as predictor of the color trend for the coming year.  While I would probably gravitate to a darker emerald (the way I like my stones), 17-5641 is a versatile and easy to use shade of green.  Somewhere between a pastel and forest green, it’s gender neutral, natural and elegant.

Here are a few ways to introduce the 2013 color of the year into your home.

1- Offi EVA Foam Chairs in Blue and Green– $199
2- Kale Kauzebot– $25
3- Twinkle Living Necklace Throw Pillow– $58
4- Artecnica Themis Prism– $40
5- Bugaboo Bee Stroller and Canopy – Special Edition-Jade Green– $660
6- La Pera- The Pear Poster by Enzo Mari– $550
7- Vipp 15 Kitchen Bin- Limited Edition Copenhagen Green- $319
8- Beatrix Little Kid Percival T Rex Backpack– $42
9- Pantone 2013 Color of the Year Mug- Emerald– $25
10- Crochet Floor Cushion- Green by lacasadecotó – $64

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20 Nov 2012, 7:38am

My Modern Nursery #62: Funky Forest Sponsored by NUMI NUMI Design

I’m thrilled with the way this nursery inspiration board turned out.  Using NUMI NUMI’s Funky Forest nursery collection as the foundation and inspiration for this design, we’ve got a gorgeous modern and gender neutral nursery that I dare say would be magazine worthy.

1- Berry Black Wallpaper from Ferm Living- $100 per roll
2- Pine Pillow and Apple Pillow from Ferm Living- $100 each
3- Winter Blandford Birdies– $109
Black Lack Wall Shelves from Ikea- $15 each
4- Magnificent Metal Letter from The Land of Nod- $34
5- Funky Forest Crib from NUMI NUMI Design- $1490
6- Kipling Glider with ottoman by Gus*- $1400
Ernest Pool Bar Cart from CB2- $150
7- Keys Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $700
8- Artecnica Themis Trio Mobile– $37
9- Hold Me Tight Grey Blanket by blabla kids- $84
Hold Me Tight Mustache Pillow by blabla kids- $52
10- Funky Forest Changing Table from NUMI NUMI Design- $1790

Thanks to NUMI NUMI Design for sponsoring this post.  It was a great pleasure to design a nursery inspired by their Funky Forest nursery furniture collection!

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19 Oct 2011, 7:37am
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My Modern Nursery #49: Pretty Pastel Nursery Inspired by Lovemaki

So I told you you could design a lovely nursery that is inspired by lovmaki prints and cushions.  This might be my favorite girl’s nursery design to date.

1- Home Sweet Home Print from lovemaki in pastels- $24

2- Slim 42×15 72h Etagere in Blossom from Room & Board- $510

3- Artecnica Themis Mobile– $29.50

4- Kalon Studios Echo Crib– $1195

5- Love Print from lovemaki- $24 or $48 depending on the size

6- Moda 66w Six-Drawer Dresser from Room & Board- $1300

7- Eames® Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker in Aqua Sky from Room & Board- $480

8- Dipped Side Table from West Elm- $130

9- Hold Me Tight Tear Pillow from blabla- $42

10- Cloud Cushion Purple from lovemaki- $48

Don’t forget to enter our lovemaki giveaway for your chance to win your choice of a 13″ x 19″ lovemaki print (including the Love print in the design above) or an 8.5″ x 11″ customized UP UP UP print!

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