19 Dec 2013, 10:17pm
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Etsy Find: Cecily Mae Handmade

It’s tricky to post etsy shops this time of the year because so many are taking (well deserved!) vacations.  But so far, Celily Mae Handmade is open for your shopping and decorating pleasure.  And how could it not be a pleasure to add such cheerful designs into your home?!

I love it all, from the prints,

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to the pillows,

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and the adorable animal plushies!il_570xN.450529544_8q5x il_570xN.450534619_5y8b

I’m totally inspired by these sweet and fun colors.  This shop is one of my favorite finds of the year!

21 Aug 2012, 8:00am
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My Modern Nursery #57: Coral and Aqua

I’ve had the Butterscotch & Beesting etsy shop open on my desktop for weeks now, ever since I found it on klt: Sketchbook.  I was inspired by the colors and knew I had to use them for something.  So here’s what I came up with…

1- Hand Painted Hot Air Balloon Garland from Monday Mint- $30
2- Triple Tiered Pendant Shade from Urban Outfitters- $64
3- Patriotic Red Blue White Balloon Nursery Print from Opus Images- $28
Irene Suchocki Balloons Over Paris Framed Print from Urban Outfitters- $54
4- Cushion Covers from Butterscoth & Beesting- $55- $64 each
5- Leo the Owl Bank- $12
6- Mango Crib from Dutailier- $1000-$1200
7- Aqua Blue Crows Feet Wool Rug 5′ x 8′ from The Land of Nod- $280
8- Stella Floor Lamp from Urban Outfitters- $130
9- Apiary Stool from Anthropologie- $300
10- Shay Swivel Glider in Blossom from Room & Board- $900
Tiny Train Pillow
from Ferm Living- $70

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Circus Stuf and Robot Stuf

I’ve been waiting for these new collections of Stuf to come out and here they are–
The Circus Stuf collection (Elephant, Ringmaster, Lion, Clowny)…

and the Robot Stuf (Green V26, Yellow 8, Blue X3, Red V8.2) collection…

My little one wants all the robots!

They’ve also updated their Bird Stuf with the new Owl and Greenbird.

They are about $25 for the large size and $12.50 for the small ones.  You can find them at Wry Baby or in Canada at Babybot.

Wallpaper from Loboloup

“Contemporary wallpaper for the modern child”?  Yup, Lopoloup has got my number.  Just get a look at their designs and you’ll be sold too.  We’re talking show-stopping inspiration here.  Loboloup’s papers are hand screened with eco-friendly water-based inks and made in the USA.  How can you resist?

Shown above: Circus, What’s Your Type, Robots, Ships & Sails, Friendly Forest and Owls

Colorful Graphics from Patrick Hruby

Patrick Hruby is a young artist who is making a big splash.  His bright and bold graphic works are just so rich and fun that I can’t get enough.  Appealing to both kids and adults, we’re going to be seeing a lot from Patrick.  Let’s start with these:

From blik, the Imaginary Castle decal comes in 3 foot wide ($45) and 6 foot wide ($110) sizes.  Let your imagination go from there.

Patrick has done a number of books with Ammo Books, including this stunning board book, ABC Is For Circus.

There’s also a beautiful Patrick Hruby Memory Game that goes along with the book.

And if you still need more, how about these colorful glasses.  They’re a bit more sophisticated than the Burger King collectible glasses we used when I was a kid.

I’m inspired to add more color to my life.  You?

My Modern Guest from With Two Cats

My great love for the blog with two cats is no secret.  Lauren’s posts have been featured at least three times in my “links to love” and I’m grateful today to share her talents and creativity with you.  You’ve probably already seen her daughter Violet’s nursery as it was featured everywhere under the sun (and deservedly so!).  I’m excited to have Lauren filling in for me today.  Hopefully my family vacation isn’t as much of a circus as this fun mood board!  Just add your favorite crib, dresser and rocker and you’re good to go.

Circus Nursery Mood Board

with two cats

Hi, it’s Lauren here guest posting from with two cats!  Everywhere I look these days I’m seeing all things circus – it’s such a popular theme for nurseries and birthday parties alike.  Who doesn’t love colorful stripes, festive flags and exotic animals?  If you’re looking to add a little three-ring fun to your little one’s space, here’s a roundup for you of all things circus-inspired:

Sources:

Softie Doll – L’uomo Forzuto – The Circus Strongman from Contemori on etsy- $45
Curtains – Vitaminer Vimpel pair of curtains from Ikea- $25
Garland – Oeuf Flag Garland- $58
Pouf – Circus Pouf Ottoman- $192
Rug – Draper Stripe Ink/Cream Rug from DwellStudio 5′x8′- $200
Blanket – Taj Blanket from Rikshaw Design- $68
Print – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic from Bird Ave on etsy- $20
Lamp – Utopia Elephant Lamp from Jonathan Adler- $350
Lion Pillow – Little Lion – Handmade Stuffed Animal from eggagogo on etsy- $12

Bunting – Spots and Stripes Fabric Birthday Banner-  from Betty and Barclay- $25
Giraffe Dots Print – Balancing Act 7″ x 9″ from VioletMay on etsy- $19.20
Alphabet Print – ABC Circus Print. A Love Letter. from 2142stuart on etsy- $12
Ferris Wheel Hoop – Classic Ferris Wheel from Layne81 on etsy- $20
Bunting Rug – Flags Dhurrie from Hable Construction
Crib- Caravan Crib from Kalon Studios- $695
Ringmaster Hoop – Cross Stitch Moustachioed Man Wall Hanging from MaMagasin on etsy- £30.00 (about $50.10)
Lion Plushie – Primitive folk-artsy stuffed Lion from rosiesrecycledcrafts on etsy- $12
Ferris Wheel from CB2- $80

Mobile – Eco Friendly Circus Wood Mobile- $73.95

And an added bonus: your little one will never run off to join the circus!  Want to see more of my roundups and idea boards?  Visit me over at with two cats.

Real Room Tour: Elliot’s Eclectic Attic

I’m so excited to share this gorgeous boy’s nursery with you.  It has such a unique eclectic feel where there’s history and personality, yet it’s completely clean and modern at the same time.

Starting with Oeuf’s Sparrow crib in Espresso finish, you can see a modern heirloom in the making.  The rag style rug is country and casual, but in this space it adds warmth and texture.  The felted wool mobile from Sqrl & Bee Studio on etsy is adorable with the little hedgehogs!

I’m loving using antique or traditional storage furniture painted in bright, unexpected colors, and this dresser is topped perfectly with the polka dotted changing cover.  The artwork in the room, the Notre Dame Football posters, and the Chicago poster obviously have a personal connection.

The caned bentwood rocker is a stunning focal point in the room.  It is made totally modern with the red side table and Tord Boontje Garland Pendant (which looks ultra-expensive, but isn’t!).

Thank you Kari for allowing me to share your photos of this space.  You did an absolutely incredible job with the nursery and it’s a room I’m sure that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

(If you would like me to feature your nursery here as well, please drop a line to esther@buymodernbaby.com)

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