National Bird Day: Celebrate at Ikea

January 5th is National Bird Day, which reminded me of the awesome bird plushies I was admiring at Ikea last week.

Part of the ÖNSKAD collection, this colorful Rooster for $4 will be their partner in playing farm.ÖNSKAD Soft toy, rooster
The pink Flamingo is a Florida favorite so I may have to snag one for $7 on my next Ikea run.
ÖNSKAD Soft toy, flamingo
This “clown of the sea”, the Puffin, makes an adorable friend for $5.
ÖNSKAD Soft toy, puffin
And finally, the Parrot is a beautifully detailed soft toy for $5.
These are some of the most lovely stuffed animals I’ve seen at Ikea and I was truly tempted to grab them all.

Also this National Bird Day, help preserve bird habitats and consider donating to the National Audubon Society.



My Modern Nursery #98: Ballerina Pink Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

This month on Facebook, I took an informal poll asking you which rug to choose to go with our color of the month, Ballerina Pink. I often like to use a rug as the color palette for a space (including in my own home), so rug choice was really going to influence the feel of the space.

Help me decide… which rug would you choose?

Posted by Buy Modern Baby on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Well, the results were a TIE, with half of you preferring the “Soft and Muted” option, and half preferring “Bold and Bright”. As a result, I took it both ways for you! First, the one I prefer is “Bold and Bright”. I like how the pink walls aren’t what stands out in the space.


1- Birds of a Feather 1 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68
Birds of a Feather 2 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68
Birds of a Feather 3 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68
2- Bird Cage Shape C LED Pendant Light– $825
3- Ballerina Pink from Lullaby Paints for Project Nursery- $59 a gallon
4- Stokke Home Dresser– $530
5- Dreamcatcher with two wooden feathers from JB plus DG- $120
6- Stokke Home Crib– $700
Pink, Yellow + White Tissue Paper Tassel Garland Kit– $18
7- Babyletto Trapeze Glider– $500
8- Pink Herringbone Woven Hamper– $90
9- Mirabelle Rug, Pink– 8′ x 11′- $2050
10- Flavia Flamingo– $24
Knitted Yellow Pouf– $80

Then so many of you really liked the Shapes Dhurrie Rug, so while I kept all the bones the same, the different colors of the accessories make the design completely different.


I’ve highlighted the items that have changed from the top plan.

1- Birds of a Feather 1 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68 (different color)
Birds of a Feather 2 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68 (different color)
Birds of a Feather 3 by Kristen Smith- 11″x11″ framed- $68 (different color)
2- Parison Pendant Light– $1450
3- Ballerina Pink from Lullaby Paints for Project Nursery- $59 a gallon
4- Stokke Home Dresser– $530
5- Dreamcatcher with two wooden feathers from JB plus DG- $120
6- Stokke Home Crib– $700
Tassel Garland from Sofies’s Big Day- $21+
7- Babyletto Trapeze Glider– $500
8- La Jolla Basket– $128
9- Shapes Dhurrie Rug– 4′ x 6′- $300
10- Flavia Flamingo– $24
Moroccan Leather Pouf– $450

So now that they’re done, which is your favorite?

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Modern Crib Bedding at Target

Target is a great place for almost all home items. I can happily get lost in the home section for hours. But honestly, the kid and baby sections are often lacking in good modern decor for the nursery or toddler bedroom. Particularly in store, I have a hard time finding anything that would work for our modern aesthetic in the nursery or toddler room.

With that being said, I was excited to come across several modern crib bedding sets on recently, all under $140 and most under $100.

Bananfish Poppy set 2

Bananafish Poppy crib set ($99.99)

Black and white dots. Need I say more? The bold flowers mixed with the clean look of black and white makes this set a favorite of mine. While I do love the set, the less than modern crib is a turn-off and I would love to see this on my current favorite budget-friendly crib, the Babyletto Hudson.

Room 365 Globetrotter set

Room 365 Globetrotter crib set ($69.99)

I have a thing for airplanes. This set is simple yet bold, exactly what I love in a bedding set for a child.


Birds and flowers crib set ($99)

This sweet, yet still very modern, set features soft pink birds and flowers mixed with bold black making this set a stand out for me.


First Trike crib set ($99)

Bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle. I love the clean bicycle print in fun color palette of orange, blue and beige.

Bananafish Linden

Bananafish Linden crib set ($99.99)

With three simple patterns, this blue, yellow and grey set is fun and simple.

Hot air balloon

Room 365 Hot Air Balloon crib set ($79.99)

Hot air balloons plus orange dots plus chevron is a winning combination. This set could be playful and sweet in any nursery.


Bacati Baby and Me Giraffe set ($139.99)

The cute giraffe print plus a bold dot pattern make this a fun modern set.

Most of these sets are not available in store but are available online. Would you design your nursery around one of these crib bedding sets? Which is your favorite?

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Fun New Items from Petit Collage

Petit Collage released many fun new items this month ahead of the holiday season.  With new toys and decor items in their signature style, you can stock up on gifts to last the whole year long (at least that’s what I’m going to do!).

First, there are three new Deluxe Bamboo MobilesSafari, Flower and Yellow Bird (it already comes in Red Bird).  These retail for $66.

Petit Collage new Deluxe Bamboo Mobiles

Then the Bamboo Whale and Elephant Mighty Push Toys are adorable baby gifts.  They’re fun to play with and look great on display as well.  These retail for $29.

Petit Collage whale elephant mighty push toy

New Petit Collage puzzles includes the Ocean Babies beginner puzzle ($13)…

Petit Collage Ocean Babies Beginner Puzzle

… as well as these four floor puzzles– Our World, Alphabet Kingdom, Ocean Life and Treetop Friends.

Petit Collage Floor Puzzles

Finally, as if that wasn’t enough, the Pop-out and Play sets are beautiful ways to add a little Petit Collage to your shelves.  For $9, stuff these in stockings this holiday season!  Sets include Happy Town, San Francisco, Woodlands and Safari.

Petit Collage Pop-out and Play

So what’s going on your gift list?

More Mobiles from Trendy Peas

Trendy Peas has added a few more mobiles to their current collection of laser cut acrylic designs.

The Airplane and Clouds Mobile, the Birds on Branches, Bus Car Bike, and Cloud and Rain Drops Mobiles are all $39.  There are three other mobiles currently from Trendy Peas– the Deer Fox Bunny, the Flock of Birds and Stacked Owls.

As far as themes and subject matter go, I really love the Airplane and Clouds Mobile and the Bus Car Bike Mobile because there isn’t anything simple and modern to rival them.  We’ve got owls and birds and other animals, but these really clean white transportation themed mobiles are something different to keep in mind.

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Etsy finds: Nursery Art from Leo Little Lion

We are in the transition period between our nursery and new toddler room right now with our little guy. I am on the hunt for a few new things to add to his updated big boy room and I came across some adorable and imaginative prints from Leo Little Lion on Etsy.

With art ranging from bold sets of animal prints to personalized art and even wall decals, this shop stood out to me.

This Royal Safari Set ($75) comes with four prints and your choice of colors. I love the clean bold look of these prints.

The whimsical yet modern tree and bird wall decals (prices vary) are fantastic and would make a huge impact on the crib wall of a nursery or on the blank wall in our toddler room.

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