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.
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.
coming soon!: clouds crib bedding pillows wall decals wallpaper
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Sharpen your pencils, you’re going to be adding lots of Ferm Living to your wish list. Their fall 2013 catalog came out today and my head is spinning with the possibilities. Here’s a taste of what’s new for kids this season. It will all be available shortly.
The new kids patterns this season are Kite and Cloud. You can find them as wallpaper and bedding in two different colors. Here you can see the Kite wallpaper in rose/mint/aubergine/wine with a cloud lamp and one of the new kids pillows.
Pair the character pillows with your choice of Dots cushions or use them on their own.
Finally, the new Kite Mobile is adorable and kinda ties the whole new collection together.
Are you going as crazy for this collection as I am?!
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.
etsy find: bunny clouds elephant rabbit sheep sun whale
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March will be roaring in at the end of the week so I want to be sure you have plenty of time to order a selection of Easter Bunnies from Cecil & Clyde.
But that’s not all you can find in Margaret’s etsy shop. My favorite selection from Cecil & Clyde is the Sun and Cloud Pillows. This cute set is available with either blue or pink piping, or you can request a custom color.
And there’s a whole variety of cute animals in different color and fabric combinations that you should definitely take a look at. There’s bound to be something the suits your nursery perfectly like these Elephants, Sheep, Whales and more.
Disclosure: Cecil & Clyde is once of our lovely sidebar advertisers
Here are a few great cloud posters. I love clouds as a theme. They’re art and science and emotion all wrapped up in something we get to see most every day.
Famous Clouds by Yoni Alter for $22-$35 on society6
Cloud Poster $20 from wondercloud
This is the first thing I’m posting that I discovered on Pinterest. I’ve been on there for a while now but for some reason I assume that if I’ve seen it on Pinterest, then you have too. Since I realize that’s not quite true, I’ve got to share this one. This beautiful mobile pinned by Emily Kate of Second Story Window, really had to get some special attention.
Then I had to see what other hot air balloon mobiles were out there and found a few other sweet options…
The Hot Air Balloons and Clouds Hanging Baby Mobile from Gosh & Golly is another sweet paper mobile but with the addition of clouds, which I really love. $48
shopping guide: apple clouds crib bedding lighting nursery decor nursery furniture pillows
Oh my. I have come to get really excited about those days of the year when The Land of Nod (one of my favorite affiliates!) comes out with their new products for the season. I can’t wait to share them with you. At the same time I know I’m in for a marathon blogging session, because there’s SO MUCH I’ve got to post for you to see! Here goes…
This new low-rise crib made by El Greco Woodworking exclusively for The Land of Nod is an incredible new addition to their furniture collection and an excellent option for any nursery. The crib is shown here in grey but also comes in white and white with espresso base and white with maple base. They are all beautiful. $900
And the As You Wish Upholstered Bed is a simple design with a lovely curved headboard. This can be upholstered in a number of different fabrics but the one shown below is pretty fabulous. $899-$999
As You Wish Storage Benches are seating and storage in one. Pick your color for $350.
There are lots of cute new decorative pillows as well.
There is also a huge collection of new kids bedding but there’s too much to share, so just take a look.
I’m quite sure these Spell Ya Later Letters are going to be a huge hit. The letters of the alphabet (about $3 each) are available in girl and boy colors– but you could totally mix and match them. Then you buy a 3 yard shoelace ($4) and voila, you have yourself a super cool name banner. Really thinking of getting this for my boys, and maybe for all the kids I know!
The new (faux) leather poufs would function as bright pops of color as well as a seat or ottoman. $79
I hope you’re inspired and go take a look at all the stuff I skipped. Kudos again to The Land of Nod for their excellent choices and always keeping it fresh.
shopping guide: art clouds cushions giveaway hearts pillows
Lovemaki is a shop filled with lovely, whimsical art and decor pieces that are sweet enough for any baby, but sophisticated for the most stylish parents. You could easily design a perfectly lovely nursery using just lovemaki prints and cushions as your inspiration (hmm… I may have to do just that!).
Just look at those comfy, sweet Cloud Cushions. They’re available in Off-White, Lilac, Blue and Purple.
The Heart Cushions Covers are super chic and can be used in any room of the house. You can get them in English as shown, or in French, with “j’adore”.
There are also a number of different art prints, and many can be ordered in several color combinations.
As a special treat for you all, Justine Cajanding, the founder and artist behind lovemaki, is offering a chance to win your choice of a 13″ x 19″ lovemaki print or an 8.5″ x 11″ customized UP UP UP print!
To win your choice of print (worth up to $45):
Take a look at the products on shop.lovemaki.com, choose which print you’d pick if you won, and leave a comment to let us know what your choice would be.
For an additional entry, follow @lovemaki_shop on twitter and leave a comment stating that you did.
Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner.
The deadline to leave your comments and enter the giveaway is next Monday, October 24th at 8 am.
The winner will be chosen randomly (using random.org) from among the unique entrants. The giveaway is open internationally so anyone over age 18 can enter! Good luck and tell your friends!
shopping guide: apple clouds mustache wall decals wallpaper
New from Wallcandy Arts, peel and stick WallPaper requires no priming, prepping or gluing. Just peel, stick, smooth and enjoy totally funky new walls. When you’re tired of the look, just peel it off and there’s no harm done.
For $338 you get 4 rolls that are 26″ wide and 94″ long.
and Summer Clouds.
I’m happy to have WallCandy Arts as an affiliate partner.
While browsing etsy for alphabet prints (a favorite pastime), I discovered the prints from wondercloud. As you can imagine, I would say that this Cloud Poster ($20) is their signature piece.