31 Aug 2015, 8:47am
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My Modern Nursery #102: Baby Boy Blue Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

Blue for a boy? With a paint color named “Baby Boy Blue,” how can you resist? But even a nursery with white and a soft cool blue, this nursery isn’t ordinary or boring. With a rug like the Chontal Rug from Lulu & Georgia, how could it be? After selecting the blue color and the rug, the rest of the room came together on our Baby Boy Blue Nursery Inspiration pin board. We’ve got some curtain and crib sheet options over there as well as some additional decor ideas to further round out your space. Let me know if this is the nursery for you! If not, we’ve got all our boards in one spot on Pinterest, so you may find your inspiration there.


1- Llama from The Animal Print Shop- $25-$1950 depending on size (bigger IS better here)
2- Dola Dome Chandelier- $435
3- Baby Boy Blue from Lullaby Paints- $33 / half gallon
4- Apple Mirror from Bride & Wolfe- $140
5- Handcrafted Wooden Bus from woodenplay- $14
Oeuf Merlin Rhea 3 Drawer Dresser
- $950
6- Oeuf Rhea Crib- $670
7- Chontal Rug large- $750
8- Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker – Cosmo Cotton in Indigo- Walnut Legs- $750
Caroline Furry Polyester Throw Pillow by Nygard Home- $96
Geometric Down Throw Pillow by e by design- $56
9- Snowy Owl Wool Doll Plush Softie from Mimi Kirchner- $85
10- Woodpecker Baby Walker – Plan Toys- $190

Thanks 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. You MIGHT just find some incredible nursery inspiration there as well!

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19 Aug 2015, 9:23am
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Tiffani Thiessen’s Star Wars Inspired Nursery for Holt

Being Star Wars fans ensures that I love them forever, but with the help of DwellStudio founder Christiane Lemieux, Tiffani Theissen and her husband Brady Smith have the most luxe Star Wars nursery in history. Yes, the Star Wars references are minimal, but that’s part of the beauty of it.

Tiffani Thiessen Star Wars Nursery DwellStudio Blue photo by Rebecca Sanabria
photo: Rebecca Sanabria

I’m not going to repost all the photos as you can just check them out on MyDomaine or Pop Sugar, but we are going to break this space down for you.

Tiffani Thiessen Holt boy blue nursery

1- Handpainted Wanderlust Globe by 1canoe2 from Anthropologie- not available
Eskayel Kusafiri Wallpaper (gives that tie fighter vibe, no?)
2- Mid-Century French White Bookcase- $900
Elephant Push Toy- $32
3- Hicks Pendant Light- $575-$825
4- Indigo Midnight- $2738
5- DwellStudio Mid-Century French White Convertible Crib $600
DwellStudio Stars Fitted Crib Sheet- $35
6- Fes Dove Pouf- $200
7- Woven Bin in Dove- $120
8- DwellStudio Sheepskin Vole Area Rug
DwellStudio Myles Glider (sadly, discontinued)
Dwell Studio Galaxy Boudoir Pillow- $36
9- Cone Table Lamp- $475
Jonathan Adler Elephant Piggy Bank- $88
10- Helen Side Table- $1050

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25 Feb 2015, 10:59pm
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My Modern Nursery #95: French Blue Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

For our latest nursery board with Lullaby Paints, I selected French Blue. It’s a beautiful, versatile blue that can be used with many decor styles. French Blue is bright enough to make an impact but not so bold that it’s dark or overwhelming. Obviously, I ignored the “French” part of the name and not surprisingly steered far away from toile patterns. Instead, I used bold, bright, modern colors and shapes.

If you enjoy this scheme, please visit the French Blue Nursery Inspiration Pinterest board for more items to consider. You can complete your own space with additional options from the board.

My Modern Nursery 95 French Blue

1- French Blue Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Be A Gem Print from CB2 (no longer available) but you can find at Oopsy Daisy
3- Sky Pendants, Set of Three- $1000
4- French-Belgian Bright Blue Linen Panel- $50 to $70 each
5- Pop Icon Star Nightlight- $60
6- Gelato 4-in-1 Convertible Crib- $400
7- Gelato 3 Drawer Changer Dresser- $400
Gelato Feet Pack in Spring Yellow- $18
Gelato Knob Pack in Spring Yellow- $18
8- Serapa Embroidered Pillow- $30
Mingled 16″ Pillow- $25
9- Mr. Snake from Ferm Living- $146
Stegosaurus Throw Pillow- $19
10- Fiberglass Arm Shell Rocker from Modernica- $485
Quartz Cube Bin- $17

Thanks 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.

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Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

We enjoyed the Happy Chic collection at JCPenney and now there’s a Happy Chic collection specifically designed for the nursery at Babies R Us.  With four crib sheets grouped into two color options (pink and blue) and accessories to match, you can now get Jonathan Adler style for your whole nursery.

Olivia Crib sheet ($20), Olivia Blanket ($22), Dust Ruffle ($40), Quilt ($50), Owl Pillow ($20), 2-Piece Owl Wall Art ($28),  Text Wall Art ($30), and Bird Print Crib Sheet ($20)


Charlie Elephant Printed Crib Sheet ($20), Quilt ($50), Dust Ruffle ($40), Charlie Baby Blanket ($22), 2-Piece Elephant Wall Art ($28), Text Wall Art ($30), Chain Link Crib Sheet ($20), Charlie Elephant Pillow ($20) and Charlie Lion Pillow ($20)


This is a great way to get Jonathan Adler style for less.  Mix a couple of the Happy Chic pieces with your favorite Jonathan Adler Junior accessories for a custom look– whatever is most comfortable for your budget!

rich reasonable Jonathan Adler elephant pillows

The Elephant Needlepoint Throw Pillow features an iconic design in the traditional style of Jonathan Adler Pillows.  If it’s out of reach, the Happy Chic Charlie Elephant Pillow has an embroidered ear, eye and heart and might do the job for 1/6 of the price.

Real Room Tour: West Hollywood Nursery from Amy Sklar Design

I really should take more time to browse interior design portfolios, but thankfully I was able to discover this unique gem of a nursery via a pin from Monte Design.


With darker tones and a masculine flavor, I wasn’t surprised that this baby boy’s nursery was created for a first time, single dad.  With dark wood floors and trim throughout the house, Amy Sklar had her work cut out for her when looking for a way to add some fun and light to the space.

Amy explains, “If we had started painting out the trim to make it lighter to work with the majority of the nursery bedding on the market, it would have really impacted the continuity with the trim and floors in the rest of the house, so we set out to find a bedding that would have the sweetness that the client wanted, but also work with the fixed dark elements of the house.”

The bedding she found, Ferm Living’s Mountain Friends, achieved the perfect tone and tied black and brown in with light blue.  Amy used Farrow & Ball’s “Parma Gray” on the walls and the amazing wispy clouds were done by decorative painter Olivia Raeburn.

With some beautiful classic modern nursery pieces like Monte’s Luca Glider and the Moda Crib and Dresser from Room & Board, this space is modern nursery perfection.


Add a little Jonathan Adler, photos from The Animal Print Shop, and giant blabla dolls, and we’ve got a master class in modern nursery design.



Apparently Amy reads BuyModernBaby too, so it’s no wonder ;)

In addition to his nursery, this lucky little boy enjoys playroom perfection as well.  With an Expedit full of Ugly Dolls, the play table that’s on my personal wish list, and some colorful art and accessories, this room will be fun and functional for years to come.




Thanks for sharing the photos of this incredibly dramatic yet super sweet nursery and the sophisticated but fun playroom, Amy!  You do amazing work.

Browse more of the talented Amy Sklar’s projects on sklardesign.com.

My Modern Nursery #75: Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

One thing that is really fun about nursery design is that you can indulge in trends and experiment with fun colors.  By the time you’re done with a blue crib and tired of chartreuse, you’ll be redecorating the room to suit your toddler or preschooler’s tastes.

But just because you’re going to change things in the future, doesn’t mean you can’t invest in quality pieces you love.  This bright fun room is really filled with neutrals that can be re-purposed down the road.  The greenish gray paint (Wake from our sponsor Lullaby Paints) plus the natural wood elements and white rocker can be used in any space once the nursery years are over.  It’s great to plan a nursery with future use in mind and it’s smart to use more of your budget on pieces that can be used in the decades ahead.

1- Wake from Lullaby Paints- $59 per gallon
2- Rare Sightings Wall Art: Sasquatch- $100
Rare Sightings Wall Art: Loch Ness
(Nessie)- $100
Solid Oak Wall Clock from Design Atelier Article- $150
3- Peel Pendant Lamp- $200
4- French Belgina Chartreuse Linen Panel- $50 each (84″ long, 120″ are $70)
5- Kalon Caravan Dresser- $1710
6- Fitted Crib Sheet in Aqua Citron Garland from iviebaby- $55
Kalon Caravan Crib in Blue- $895
7- Stingray Rocker- $2640
Discus Aqua Side Table- $80
8- Made You Look 8 Triangle Patchwork from Flor- $555
9- Blue Bird 16″ Pillow- $35
Hello Baby Citron Aqua Pillow Cover from iviebaby- $35
Little SockOSaurus Rory Plush from theRemakerie- $42
10- Can’t Spell ABC Abacus for Kids- $30

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring this post.  I’m excited to be working with them on this series of nursery inspiration boards featuring their premium paints.  Lullaby Paints are are safe for both newborns and pregnant moms so they’re perfect for your eco-friendly modern nursery.

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My Modern Guest from Spearmint Baby

Shari, from the must-read blog Spearmint Baby, took care of the red, white and blue for me this week while we’re celebrating summer and Independence Day in Colorado with family this year.  Nursery inspiration is just the tip of the iceberg on Spearmint Baby.  There’s so much more to read and explore on her amazing site.  Thanks Shari!

Red, White and Blue in Your Nursery

Hi Buy Modern Baby readers! It’s Shari from Spearmint Baby & I’m super excited to be guest posting today while Esther enjoys some quality family time on her vacation.

Since it is the week of the 4th, I’m sharing a fun dose of RED, WHITE, & BLUE today! Wouldn’t red, white, & blue be a fun/unusual decor theme for a gender neutral nursery? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nursery decorated in these colors before, have you? If you prefer just a small dose, there are so many cute red and blue accessories/accent pieces that would be fun to mix into a white nursery.

14 Dec 2012, 11:49am
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Olli & Lime’s New Forrest Collection

Since Olli & Lime introduced their pink Logan range last year, it’s only fair that their next design be blue.  But before you scoff at the seeming lack of originality in offering pink and blue, take a look at the Forrest range.  Where Logan was pink done right, Forrest is a fresh modern design that will have you rethinking light blue. We’ll call this one the new blue.

Coming in January (appropriately), these icy blues looks cool and crisp.

Like all Olli & Lime ranges, Forrest will come in a 4-piece crib set as well as a 3-piece bumper-less crib bedding set.  The bedding pieces will also all be available separately and with a full line of matching accessories like changing pad cover, hooded blanket, stuffed animals, wall art and decals.

20 Nov 2012, 7:38am

My Modern Nursery #62: Funky Forest Sponsored by NUMI NUMI Design

I’m thrilled with the way this nursery inspiration board turned out.  Using NUMI NUMI’s Funky Forest nursery collection as the foundation and inspiration for this design, we’ve got a gorgeous modern and gender neutral nursery that I dare say would be magazine worthy.

1- Berry Black Wallpaper from Ferm Living- $100 per roll
2- Pine Pillow and Apple Pillow from Ferm Living- $100 each
3- Winter Blandford Birdies- $109
Black Lack Wall Shelves from Ikea- $15 each
4- Magnificent Metal Letter from The Land of Nod- $34
5- Funky Forest Crib from NUMI NUMI Design- $1490
6- Kipling Glider with ottoman by Gus*- $1400
Ernest Pool Bar Cart from CB2- $150
7- Keys Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $700
8- Artecnica Themis Trio Mobile- $37
9- Hold Me Tight Grey Blanket by blabla kids- $84
Hold Me Tight Mustache Pillow by blabla kids- $52
10- Funky Forest Changing Table from NUMI NUMI Design- $1790

Thanks to NUMI NUMI Design for sponsoring this post.  It was a great pleasure to design a nursery inspired by their Funky Forest nursery furniture collection!

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