Black and White Nursery Trend

While everyone’s been using gray in the nursery, this black and white trend has been creeping up.  Jessica even mentioned it in her room tour this week.  It’s hard to tell from the amazing selection of black and white textiles available these days, but it used to be really hard to find something simple like modern black and white crib bedding.  I just can’t help admiring the black and white trend (you should see my office!), and here are some examples of the amazing spaces for kids that just use black and white…

Finn’s Black and White Woodland Nursery via Project Nursery
Finn's black and white nursery

Black and White Kids Space via Olli & Seb’s House- photo by Douglas Gibb
Ollie & Sebs House Black and White Nursery

Black and White nursery by Jennifer Schmidt via Design Sponge

Ben’s Room via A + B Stories
Ben's black and white room

Leonardo’s Room via
Leonard's Black and White room

One thing that I really love about the black and white nurseries is that they usually reflect a whole house aesthetic.  Usually the entire home is monochromatic and the nursery is an extension of the rest of the home.  That’s exactly what it should be.  If your home is colorful and warm, you’re not going to stop at the nursery door and do black and white in there.  The colors will flow in as well.  But if your home is mostly black, white and natural materials, that shouldn’t stop at the door to your child’s room either.

For more black and white inspiration, check out and follow our Black and White Pinterest Board.

5 Jan 2013, 2:58pm
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Guest Posting on Small for Big This Week

I’ve got a great new guest post on Small for Big this week.  I talk about some toy storage strategies that we use at our house.  Hop on over and have a look!

28 Sep 2012, 10:00pm
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These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.

First, you ought to check out the tour of Milo’s Nursery on Utah Baby Blog.  It’s a sweet and beautiful space for a baby girl.  Love the palette.

Lauren put together this great Little Adventurer’s Room inspiration board on A Lovely Lark.  There’s some real potential here.  I’d love to see something like this come to life.

I also really liked Shari’s Inspired by Painting board on Spearmint Baby.  This is a fun collection of colors for a little girl’s space.

I was blown away by the bunkbed design from IO Kids Design.  Pirouette Blog posted about this one, and I saw Maxwell’s photos of the bunk in his Instagram coverage of Design Junction London for Apartment Therapy.  My son is waiting for me to place an order!

Finally, take a look at the Kisses Good Night Pillows by Colette Bream on Bloesem Kids and then visit Colette’s etsy shop!

If it didn’t make the cut on my roundup this week, I probably pinned it.  Check out my Pinterest boards for the rest of my finds.  Have a wonderful weekend!

21 Sep 2012, 6:30pm
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These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past couple weeks.

First, I was a little slow sharing Bugaboo’s latest special edition.  Growing Your Baby was the first (in MY blog feed at least) to announce and show photos of the gorgeous Bugaboo Cameleon3 Sahara Expedition Deluxe.  Check Lisa’s post for photos of all the beautiful materials, price info and release timeline.

Baby Chic 101 had a great post with some product news and peeks from Kind und Jugend— the European baby product expo where we can get a first glimpse of some things that we MAY be seeing next year.  This post always gets me excited for the ABC Kids Expo!

I adore the wooden playthings from Shusha Toys that I spotted on Handmade Charlotte.  I truly hope these will be available to us in the US– and soon!

These Wee Society Prints on Swiss Miss really caught my eye.  The raccoon is especially good.

I got my Restoration Hardware catalogs a couple weeks ago but never did get around to blogging about my favorite new items.  Small for Big posted one of the best Baby & Kid items– this Restoration Elephant.

Feel free to leave a comment with any great posts you’d like to share.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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These are some of my favorite posts from around the web this past week– some great posts on some amazing blogs.

First, Baby Charlotte’s Modern Nursery is a must-see nursery tour on On to Baby.  It’s simple, clean, modern and super-sweet.

I love Famille Summerbelle’s New Collection: The Performers as seen on Kenziepoo.  Take a look at the bright prints and cushions.  Even the mugs are kinda tempting.

While I had been following the progress of this collection on Instagram, Bloesem Kids got the scoop on these New Art Dolls by KLT:works.  This cast of quirky characters is now available on etsy.

The Scallops Wall Tiles by Jim Houser from Blik would be perfect for my Navy Nautical Nursery.  Simply Grove posted a picture of it this week and it caught my eye right away. (you may also like the Amps wall tiles)

Finally, you can’t go wrong with plush robots, so I liked the EBK Robots on Babyccino Kids Blog.  These guys are handmade in the US and come in plenty of bright colors.

Feel free to add links to some of your favorite posts in the comments as well.  Have a wonderful weekend!

They Posted These So I Don’t Have To

It’s been a long while since I’ve done a Friday link love post.  Over the summer I had a lot of trouble keeping up with all the blogs that I love to follow, but my kids started back to school this week so I’m trying to get into the swing of things.  Please let me know in the comments if the links are something you’d like me to continue to share on a weekly basis.

So here are my top 5 picks from this past week…

I couldn’t help but be inspired by this glitz & glam boy nursery that was featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery.  The room would be nothing without the fabric panels and it’s something to keep in mind if you want to take a ordinary room and elevate to an amazing level.

I’m crazy about this little red riding hood matryoshka concept on Small for Big.  As soon as I find this is for sale, I’m going to have to get it.

I always look forward to Ferm Living’s new items and Bambino Goodies previewed their newest wall lamps.  The mushroom and cloud will join the deer, car, house and tree.  I’ll let you know which items from the new collection make it to the US.

There have been some wonderful designer stroller partnerships that I’ve loved, and there have been many ridiculous partnerships that have flopped.  Growing Your Baby presented the New Quinny Maxi-Cosi by Britto Collection and I’m pretty sure I know which camp this will fall in.  Tell me what YOU think though.

If you’re looking for more Britto check out the Britto Arts & Crafts collection from P’kolino.  I think that collaboration makes a bit more sense.

Finally, I love these Pillows for Kids by Ana Ventura on Handmade Charlotte.

If you want more of my internet finds through the week, follow me on Pinterest.  Have a great weekend!

7 Aug 2012, 7:57am
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My Modern Guest from ColourMeThere

One of the most fun things about blogging is making friends from around the world.  I love having late night real time twitter chats with Maddie, my colorful friend who lives half a world away in the land down under.  Her blog ColourMeThere (formerly Li’l Magoolie) is literally a daily dose of eye candy!

Add That Handmade Touch to Your Space

Hi, I’m the Graphic Designer Mum behind I love the contemporary forms of minimalist architecture and modern furniture design (I often think I should have been born in Sweden instead of Australia). While I love that modern simplicity, I also find that adding a touch of colour and quirkyness can really turn a space into something that’s purely your own. I thought I’d round up some of my favourite interior DIY projects to add a little colour and personality to your room (excuse the bright colour, that’s kind of what I do!) – Maddie

6 May 2012, 10:27pm
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These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.

Amanda from Coos & Ahhs has been hunting for a cool coat rack for her new nursery.  I love all the picks she found in Hooked on Hooks and can’t wait to see what she decides.

I was glad to see that Project Nursery did this Ubbi Diaper Pail Review.  I’ve been interested to hear what people think of it once they give it a try.

Bambino Goodies put together this terrific list of the 10 Best Ideas for a Fruit-Themed Room.  This list really has me inspired.

The use of Laura Rittenhouse’s Silver Moon Crib (the most expensive crib on my crib guide!) grabbed my attention in chalk + dot’s latest nursery mood board, Night Night Sweet Baby.  I love the theme and the feel of this one.  Great job Erica!

I always keep an eye out for modern bunkbeds.  Maybe it’s because I kinda wanted one when I was a kid.  Maybe I just want to be prepared just in case my boys ever need to share a room.  Bloesem Kids shared the new F + R beds from rafa kids and it’s going on my short list.

If you enjoy these roundups or my posts, please take just a second (2 clicks) to vote for BuyModernBaby for Circle of Moms Top 25 Home Design Moms.  I’m excited to have been nominated and I’d be THRILLED to get into the top 25 this year!  You can vote once every 24 hours until May 15th.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

29 Apr 2012, 8:09pm
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These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.

I had a lot of fun putting together a Mother’s Day wishlist for Small for Big’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide.  I was excited to be featured in the post alongside Celina of Petit a Petit and Family, Dottie of Modern Kiddo and of course Mari, my friend at Small for Big.  Now we’ll get to see if my husband ever reads my blog.

I love Belinda’s new “Make It Little” feature on Nest Design Studio’s blog.  If you love the combo already put together, you’ll love it in the nursery as well.  This was inspired!

Apartment Therapy Family put together a great collection of Fish & Whale Baby Mobiles.  I’ve featured (or pinned) many of them before, but it’s fun to see them all together.

I’m very excited about Marc Newson’s modern take on a traditional rocking horse for Magis Me Too.  Rocky the Rocking Horse was featured on Designboom and more entertainingly on daddytypes.  I can’t wait to add this to our rocking horse guide.

Finally, I hope you saw our Blogger Baby Shower in a box for Amanda of Coos & Ahhs.  Together with Rachelle from Kenziepoo, Brianne from Stroller in the City, Chantale from The Adventures of Skinny Mini Kiki, Elisabeth from The Itsy Factor and Mari from Small for Big, we surprised Amanda with a box full of goodies for the little girl she’ll be welcoming in less than a month!  Thanks to all the super stylish and generous women who helped make it happen.  It was fun to bring a little of our virtual reality to real life.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Catch up on all these great posts before the new week floods us with more wonderful things!

21 Apr 2012, 10:37pm
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I’ve been having a really tough time keeping up with all 250+ blogs in my reader(!!!) lately but I’m doing my best and HAVE still been marking my favorites.  Here are a few…

First, Maddie assembled a collection of Soft & Colorful Seating on Colour Me There (formerly li’l magoolie).

I meant to show you the new Ubbi Diaper Pail, but Coos & Ahhs beat me to it.  We hated our diaper pail and only used it with baby #1 for a few months, but these look cool enough that I would be willing to give them a try!

Mari shares my appreciation for a fun alphabet poster and shared this one by Mike Davis on Small for Big.

Babylifestyles shared some great Baby Nursery Photography Tips.  Read up, take some great shots and them send them to me!  I’d love to see and share a fresh nursery tour!

On the heels of this week’s neon nursery inspiration, I loved chalk + dot’s CMYK Nursery.  It’s from a few weeks ago, but like I said, I’m getting behind on all these posts!  I’ve got a CMYK board I ought to share with you soon as well!

Finally, I liked seeing the New Crib Sets from New Arrivals on Nursery Notations.  There are a few really nice ones in there.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.  I’ll be enjoying a baby shower for my soon-to-be niece tomorrow, so that should be exciting.  I’ve actually never been to a baby shower other than the little ones that I had.  Should be interesting 🙂

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