25 Jul 2014, 8:50am
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My Modern Nursery #86: Royal Blue Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

In case you still doubt the power of Pinterest, I honestly collect all my inspiration for these nursery designs on a Pinterest board.  If you follow Lullaby Paints, who is sponsoring this series of nursery posts, you can follow along as the inspiration develops.  You can also go back to the board to see other great options for this idea that just didn’t make it on the final board.

I chose Royal Blue as our wall color this month because it’s been a while since I used a dark shade and I thought it would be a great challenge.  As it turned out, this was an incredible color to work with and I love what you can do with it.  It’s so rich and regal.

My Modern Nursery 86

1- Royal Blue Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Embroidered Jaffa Lampshade- $138
Threshold Turned Wood Look Column- $30
Owl Set- $25
3- Andersen 3-Drawer Dresser- $900
4- Wood Bead Chandelier- $440
Velvet Nailhead Curtain- $69 to $99 depending on length
5- Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder Print from Sweet Peony Press- $10+
Macaw from The Animal Print Shop- $25 to $2500 depending on size
Handmade Nursery Feather Mobile from Kate Mae Designs
6- Keepsake Crib- $1200
7- Nailhead End Table- $290
Hathaway Swivel Glider in Denim- $1100
Mustard Color Block Decorative Pillow from Jillian Rene Decor- $60
8- Key Wool Dhurrie 8′x10′- $700
9- Bernie from Simpli Jessi- $50
10- Aleppo Pillow- $200

Thanks as always to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series.  Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery.  For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest, and keep a lookout for next month’s new board!

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17 Jul 2014, 8:56am
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HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

I know that my readers are always looking for an amazing co-sleeping or room sharing option for their newborns, so I’m thrilled that you can now pre-order the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper.  The elusive Culla Belly Co-Sleeper has been teasing us for years, and while the Halo Bassinest isn’t as stunning, it is infinitely more practical.

Many co-sleepers attach to the side of the bed making it really difficult to scoot out to the bathroom or to check on other children in the night, but the HALO Bassinest rotates and even swivels out of the way.  This also makes it easy to access or put down your baby from any angle.

HALOBassinest

The Bassinest features mesh walls, a nightlight and sidewalls that can be lowered and then will raise back up automatically.  I can’t sufficiently explain the benefit of all these handy features, so take a look at the video to get the whole idea.

I think the sound and lullaby options are a bit much and I’m not crazy about the fabric design on it, but this is a really great start with a revolutionary new design.  It’s not an unattractive bassinet and its function trumps the style shortcomings.  It beats the pack-n-play we kept in our bedroom for baby #2 and is quite a bit more practical than rolling the Bugaboo up next to the bed at night like we did with baby #1!

We’ve been waiting for this release since we were introduced to the Bassinest at last year’s ABC Kids Expo, and I’m excited to finally get to share it with you.

Halo Bassinest ABC Kids Expo 2013

The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is available for pre-order at select retailers nationwide.  Get this one on your registry now!

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