About Us

Founder and Editor: Esther Garfield

Esther Garfield started her obsession with modern baby furnishings and decor while expecting her first child.  In 2005, this obsession turned into BuyModernBaby: The Guide, and she launched the corresponding blog in 2010.  From her base in South Florida, Esther keeps a close eye on the world of baby products and modern design while keeping an even closer eye on her two growing boys.  When she’s not blogging or keeping up with social media, you can find Esther at the pool, reading to the kids, or traveling with her family.


Contributor: Brandi Knoepfel

Brandi Knoepfel is a working, pumping, commuting wife and mother who is knee-deep in diaper bags at her home in northern Virginia.  On weekends you can find her and her infant son browsing the local stores for unique childrens items, enjoying area vineyards and trails, or at home attempting to develop a weekly meal plan.  Brandi is a baby gear enthusiast and loves sharing her favorite products, reviews, tips, and fellow mama’s advice on her website, Little Brim Baby.  Her posts here include the best diaper bags, strollers and baby feeding products.


Contributor: Jessica Flannigan

Jessica Flannigan is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer, blogger, event stylist, photographer, wife and mother of one wildly sweet and active toddler boy. Jessica fell in love with modern children’s design when she was planning her son’s modern colorful nursery in 2011. She is always looking for affordable modern design options for her home, parties and life. Jessica is a do-it-yourself lover and shares her latest home improvement and event planning projects on her website, Live the fancy life. Her posts here include Etsy finds, educational toys and bedding.



25 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I am so thrilled that I found your website! It is a life saver! We just found out we are expecting in April of 2011 and although I know it’s very early, I am already on the hunt for the perfect modern furnishings. Your website/blog will definitely be a big part of my life this year!

  2. Hey Esther! I LOVE your blog (and website)!! I’m suppose to be working hard but found myself browsing through your blog for hours! You are def going on our blog luv list! – Monica

  3. Love your site – just found out I’m pregnant!
    Big hugs from Hollywood, FL.

    PS Buy Modern baby.com blog RULES!

  4. i wish you emailed out your blog 🙁 consider feedburner?? pretty please? Your giveaways are AWESOME!

  5. Very happy to have stumbled upon your site. Hope to run a giveaway with you on day, but in the meantime, very happy to peruse your fabulous content!

  6. Hey Esther, I was checking for your email address …. only found this. So here just quickly:
    I would like to invite you to our new uv beach wear collection for kids : beach heroes!
    If your like it, please contact me for translation, any other questions and spread the word 🙂
    Keep going on the great work you are doing here.
    With best regards from sunny (finally!) Germany. Katja.

  7. Hi there- I LOVE your blog, and used it as inspriation to create the two rooms for our girl that we are expecting. Problem is, I cant decide which one I like more 😉 Do you ever do voting from your readers? If so, could I email you my two options? Thanks and have a great day, Diana

  8. Hi there,

    I came across your website while searching for modern kid related topics. Your blog is so informative and I love that promote Etsy shops 🙂 I wanted to forward you a link to my son’s nursery which I created from scratch. I created most pieces by hand. As a designer/artist, I would be honored to be featured on your site as inspiration for others. I also have an etsy page with contemporary art prints for kids and adults. I am currently working on a line of prints inspired by children’s drawings. I look forward to hearing from you soon!


    Thank you,
    Amber Osterhout

  9. Hello I found your inspiration boards on pinterest. I’m planning a nursery and was really inspired by your inspiration boards. May I ask what program you use to create the boards. I would love to collect items that I like for my nursery.

    Thanks Much!


  10. Hi!
    I thought I would let you know about my new shelf collection. I’m so excited about it! It’s called the Little Train Collection and is inspired by, well, Trains. My designs are practical and yet decorative. I took vivid colors and shapes, as well as the practical goal of organizing kids’ stuff, and put them together in these shelves. The collection is fresh and unique, like a perfect raid on the train. It can be hang on the wall or it can be set on a desk, and I’ve made each piece by hand. The prices range from $130 to $145 each. I know your readers will find on them a good alternative to decorate and organize kids rooms, so I thought they might like to see all the remaining pieces , too. 🙂
    Thanks so much for your time! I hope you guys have a relaxed week. 🙂

    Regards Cesar Sindoni

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