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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Ferm Living Fall 2013

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 flag bunting  comes in three color combinations- blue (shown), olive, and peach.  New wall stickers include mini dots, mini hearts, mini clouds and mini stars.

The new wall lamps are now in color instead of just wood.  The mushroom lamp is show below but there is also a tree, house, deer, car and cloud.

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.

Here you can see the Cloud wallpaper in Rose with the Kite baby bedding.

Below you have the Cloud wallpaper in Mint with the new Bear Quilted Blanket.

The new kids pillows feature dusty pastels and cute characters.  Pick the cat, dog, bear or plane cushions.

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?!

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.

Shop Trendy Peas Today!

Etsy Find: PIllows from Cecil & Clyde

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.

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Cloud Posters

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

The Various Lives of Clouds (via SwissMiss) from The Crafty Fox- about $13

Cloud Poster $20 from wondercloud

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Etsy Find: Hot Air Balloon Mobile

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.

Take a look at the Dream Your Sky Mobile from A Continual Feast.  So sweet, so colorful and obviously made with love. $88

Then I had to see what other hot air balloon mobiles were out there and found a few other sweet options…

The 3D Paper Hot Air Balloon Mobiles from Trail of Ivy (Australia) can be customized to suit your nursery colors or theme.  These are about $70 USD.

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

Finally, take a look at Mobile- Balloon, Blimp and Rocket.  For $350 from Measure Cut Cut Studio, this one-of-a-kind mobile is hand crafted from wood and painted with natural pigment milk paint.

New From The Land Of Nod

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…

1) Furniture

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

I love the raspberry and azure Jenny Lind beds.  The fun colors really make it!  $549-$649

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.

2) Bedding

There a a few beautiful new crib bedding sets that I love including Not a Peep, In the Mix (pink and khaki), Counting Sheep, and Bazaar.

There are lots of cute new decorative pillows as well.

My favorites are the Freshly Picked Apple Pillow and the Head in the Clouds Pillow. $19 each

There is also a huge collection of new kids bedding but there’s too much to share, so just take a look.

3) Decor

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!

There are a few cute lamp shades and I can see the new pennant shade and woodgrain shade being super easy to integrate into fun modern nursery designs.

The new (faux) leather poufs would function as bright pops of color as well as a seat or ottoman. $79

I also really like these stacking floor cushions.  22″ for $29, 27″ for $39 and 32″ for $49.  These come in pink and blue.

One final thing I’ve got to share is the Dot Matrix Gumball Rug.  4′x6′ for $350.  We’ve been seeing this here and there on blogs over the past year, but now you can buy one too!

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.


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Lovemaki Giveaway

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.

We have shared a lot of alphabet prints on Buy Modern Baby, but I should probably start giving numbers prints like these a little more attention!

The Love and Je T’aime prints are among my personal favorites.

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!

New Peel ‘n’ Stick Wallpaper from Wallcandy Arts

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.

Some of my favorite designs include apple (shown in pink/red but also available in blue/green and pink/green),

Mustache,

and Summer Clouds.

Until 9/12 at midnight ET, select Wallpaper designs are being offered on gilt.com for $238!  Click if you need an invite to Gilt.

I’m happy to have WallCandy Arts as an affiliate partner.

Etsy Find: Wondercloud

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.

The Modern Alphabet Poster and Modern Bird Print are also worth a stop over to this lovely etsy shop.

Wondercloud is now listed in our new list of featured etsy shops.

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