Nursery Works is stepping up their game and reclaiming their position at the high end of the nursery furniture world. Actually, they’re going beyond. These new cribs are above the high end and are going for cutting-edge and ultra-chic.
The first brand new crib in their collection is the Contour Crib.
The unique oval form of the Contour Crib is created by machined Baltic Birch plywood and I’m pretty sure the crib was designed to fit in that photo. Wow.
By removing the front and back panels, the crib converts to a bassinet as well. The Contour Crib retails for $7500 + $150 shipping, but if you can afford a view like the one in the photo, the price of the crib isn’t something you’d even give a second thought to.
Next from Nursery Works is the Halo Crib.
The floating black walnut base is held up with a gold square base (24k gold plated aluminum). Gasp! Removing the front panel of the crib transforms it into a toddler bed. This model retails for $6900 + $150 shipping.
The last new crib is the Highlight Crib.
An updated version of the District Crib, the Highlight Crib is 100% white oak. The “highlight” part comes from the Fluoro Yellow powder-coated aluminum mattress support. By removing one panel and flipping the crib over, it coverts to an adult-sized desk.
The Highlight Crib retails for $3900 + $150 shipping.
All the new cribs are available for pre-order and should be shipping 8/20/2014.
I also just want to share the gorgeous new photography for the Vetro Crib as well. It’s kinda hard to see a clear crib, but I think the beauty of that is really captured here.
The clear crib is not currently available online, but you can find it at Nursery Works retailers or order the shadow version. All Vetro colors retail for $4500 + $150 shipping.
As I limit myself to NOT discussing clothing and kids fashion here on the blog, I never get to talk to you about my #1 BY FAR FAVORITE clothing brand for my kids. For YEARS a majority of their wardrobe (not counting school uniforms) has comprised of the great designs and comfy fabrics from Tea Collection. I stock up on the summer clothes at the end of the season, and in here in Florida, my boys wear their Tea Collection tees and shorts all year long. For proof, just scroll through my Instagram feed. You’re bound to see what I’m talking about.
So, WHY am I talking about this when the blog isn’t about fashion? Because Tea Collection has partnered with Art.com to bring their graphics, including this season’s Germany Collection to you in art form! The art of Tea,suits your walls as much as your wardrobe! Previous seasons have been inspired by China and Morocco.
And this is just a small sampling of what’s available. So much potential nursery wall art!
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shopping guide: black and white feeding high chair modern kids dining
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We’ve started exploring the black and white trend for nurseries, but it works in any room of the home. This clean modern dining room from alebesso.com features a stokke tripp trapp in black. I imagined setting the table in this space and added a little fun for the child at the table. I couldn’t help myself with the pandas. There were just too many great panda items. Believe me when I say I restrained myself! But the plates and place mat are simple and classic and can be used for the whole family beyond the toddler years.
To complete the table setting, I’ve added…
Utensil: Panda Fork Set- $9
Placemat: Chilewich Jet Black Rectangular Bamboo Placemat 0025-BAMB-JETB- $15
Plate: Kate Spade New York Melamine Dinner Plate- $20
Cup: Panda Bear Kids Water Bottle- $11
Bib: Panda Baby Bib- $17
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As readers of Buy Modern Baby, you’re not just looking for the most exceptional products for your own kids, I know you love to share the best baby products with your friends and loved ones. When it comes to giving baby shower gifts, you’ve got a secret weapon here since my eyes are open looking for this type of thing all year long. These are my picks for the best go-to baby shower gifts that will wow moms-to-be this year.
It’s the best gift that they didn’t even know that they wanted. The Puj Splash Bath Set includes the Flyte compact infant bath that fits in the sink, a Hug hands-free hooded infant towel, 3 Puj Nubs and 3 washcloths all packed in a beautiful gift box. $75
A smaller but equally lovely gift is the Baby Grooming Kit from Rhoost. This includes a hairbrush, comb, nail clipper and washcloth in an easy to wrap box. Everything is 100% natural and organic. $35
Personalized baby blankets are always a popular gift. We loved the one we got, but we would have been so much more excited to get one of the incredibly cool personalized baby blankets from Jennifer Ann. Anything with your baby’s name on it is an instant treasure, and these are a perfect modern option. $56-$84
If you don’t have time for the custom options, a pack of aden + anais muslin swaddle blankets ($40-$50) is a can’t-miss idea. Even if someone else gifts a set, you can never have too many. I’ve even been planning to get an aden + anais blanket for my biggest baby, aka my husband! The Classic Daydream Blanket will be perfect for HIS naps, but don’t tell him I said that.
The super practical shower gift is diapers and wipes, so unless you know they’re going to be using cloth diapers, a diapers and wipes bundle from The Honest Co. is the most stylish, modern, eco-friendly version. Diapers are stylish? Yeah, these kinda are. Start with The Honest New Baby Arrival Kit ($50) or step up to a month of Honest diapers and wipes ($80).
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I just came across these colorful fun bedding pieces from Baby Deedee. They’re great as extra sheets for your crib and perfect for your toddler bed. Pieces include sheets, pillow cases and quilts that can mix and match easily. 3 piece sets are $99 or you can purchase the items individually.
Baby deedee is best known for sleep sacks. While we don’t cover those here since that’s getting too close to baby apparel which I try to steer clear of, I do have to mention the Baby deedee sleep nest with the glow in the dark zipper!!
Not everyone is going to need a toddler bed, but I’ve had many requests for my recommendations. A toddler bed is a great transition between the crib and a twin or full-sized bed for your child. If your child is climbing out of the crib, but you’re not quite ready to get a big bed, a toddler bed is a wonderful option.
Toddler beds are generally the same size as your crib so you’re not going to have to rearrange any furniture to get the toddler bed to fit into the nursery. This smaller footprint helps saves floor space for as long as your toddler can fit in the bed. We used our toddler bed until after my youngest’s 5th birthday. This allowed me to delay redecorating his room, left him plenty of floor space to play, and meant he could easily get into and out of bed without me worrying about him falling out (since the drop was only a few inches!).
I’ve rounded up my top 10 toddler bed picks for anyone who didn’t select a crib that can transform into a toddler bed. These ten beds can be purchased as is, without requiring you to purchase the entire crib.
1- Oeuf Perch Toddler Bed (Birch)- $440
2- Kalon Studios Echo Toddler Bed- $1160
3- Hampshire Toddler Bed (Clay shown- other colors available)- $400
4- Hiya Toddler Bed from Spot on Square- $500 to $625 depending on finish
5- P’kolino Little Modern – Toddler Bed- $325
6- Oeuf Classic Toddler Bed, Walnut- $650
7- Uptown Toddler Bed (White shown- other colors available)- $300
8- Kalon Studios Caravan Divan- $710 to $910 depending on color
9- Babyletto Skip Toddler Bed- $160
10- Kidkraft Modern Toddler Bed- $300
I left out the Ikea toddler beds since I don’t really love any of them, but it price is your #1 consideration, then their selection of toddler beds under $200 is the way to go.
I also left out the R toddler bed from Rafa-kids, because it is a little more difficult to get your hands on.
It retails for €455,00 (about $615 US) and they’ll ship worldwide. Keep an eye on the exchange rate and remember to factor in the shipping. Agata from Rafa-kids says shipping can take as little as 2-3 days. That’s less time than I waited for either of my children’s beds. Small world indeed!
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shopping guide: crocodile elephant hamper storage toy box
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And I’m digging the new Orangutan Laundry Hamper ($25).
It’s always fun to see when 3 Sprouts expands their collection.
You get the mini-version of the police, fire and rescue vehicles for $40– less than the price of one of the originals.
In case you worried that special editions in the baby gear world were restricted to strollers, Bloom is coming out with special edition high chairs.
This limited edition collection features bright pops of color on the oh-so-modern Bloom Fresco Chrome high chair. 5 colors– blue, pink, orange, green and yellow– are available with either a black or white.
Like all Bloom Fresco Chromes, the Giro edition starts as a cradle and converts to a high chair. Retail price for the Bloom Fresco Chrome Giro is $650 and includes all accessories. Contact bloom for preorder information. These should be available before the end of the summer.
With illustrations by Dianara Mirtalipova, the Don’t Feed the Rug series from The Land of Nod is an easy way to add a lot of fun to a space. The rugs are Tiger, Zebra and Bear and they come in 4′ x 6′ and 5′ x 8′ sizes.