Bloom Retro Nursery Collection

They call it retro, but it’s really a unique new modern crib with a fresh style for 2014.  These are the kind of curves I like on a crib.  No sleighs, no arches, just a slightly rounded shape that softens the modern style just a smidgen.

oak nyc Bloom Retro nursery

From Bloom, the Retro Crib is a solid wood crib “inspired by mid-century design.”  It is available in Coconut White as well as Oak.

white retro nursery from bloom baby

The matching Retro Dresser comes with a white frame and your choice of Coconut White, Frost Grey or Oak drawer fronts.  The crib can be converted to a toddler bed with the Retro Bed Rail.

Bloom Retro crib converted to toddler bed and dresser

Both the crib and the dresser are available right now and retail for $1200 each.  In case you’ve got to have this collection, feel free to order yours through our giggle affiliate links.

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Coming Soon: Furniture Finds from the ABC Kids Expo 2013

This is one of my FAVORITE posts in my ABC Kids Expo coverage each year.  I love to find new modern styles and options in out of the way corners.  It’s easy to find modern furniture in the “Modern Child” section, but brands with more traditional lines are increasingly testing out modern designs and I love to showcase them.

First, my mouth nearly dropped open when I spotted this spectacular collection from Capretti Design.  The quality of these is unmistakable.  This is some serious construction and craftsmanship– Amish made in the US– and it’s beautifully obvious when you see these in person.

They’re calling this their Mid-Century Collection and it’s solid Walnut finished in tung oil.  The crib retails for $2500 and the dresser is $3000.

Basically, I really just want this dresser in my bedroom asap!

Capretti Design’s Mid-Century Collection will be available in Sprout San Francisco locations (Manhattan, Chicago and San Francisco), Firefly Furnishings in Denver and Give Wink in the Miami area.  I may have to stop at Give Wink to get another look!

I stopped in to see what the Australian brand Boori is up to and I discovered Boori’s Urbane brand, featuring two great modern collections.  Omni includes a crib that converts into a twin size bed, a wardrobe and a dresser.

Lucia includes a crib that converts to a sofa, full bed conversion kit, dresser, wardrobe, changer and a bassinet.  The entire collection is available in white as shown or in espresso as well.

The Urbane collections are priced reasonably (Omni crib is about $600 and the Lucia crib is about $400) and are even Greenguard certified.

Next, at Childcraft, I noticed the Soho crib in this two-tone Oiled Oak / Putty combination.  This is a beauty for under $300.  I had to ask again whether that was the RETAIL price and they insisted it is.  So if this is what you’re looking for, just wait until February or March.

Here is another version of the Soho crib, which incidentally converts to a toddler bed, day bed and full bed.  The base on this version is a little different and I believe this one had plexiglass sides, which is kinda cool.  I recommended they do this crib in white as well.  We’ll see if they listen.

The Soho collection also includes a changing table, dressers, night stand and student desk.

Next, at Storkcraft, I discovered a collaboration between notNeutral and Zutano that has resulted in some really cool furniture.  The notNeutral BB2 Convertible Crib comes in this color combination as well as white/espresso and white/natural.

Here you have the Tivoli Convertible Crib and Changer and the 3-Drawer Dresser.  This will come in six color combinations which is good because this Expresso/Cloud combo is not my favorite.

I much preferred this Sunny / Natural combo that was on display at the Zutano booth.  Cool, right?


Finally, I couldn’t help but be taken in by the sleek minimalism at Quax.  This is not yet being distributed in the US but maybe they had some luck making contacts at the Expo. 

What I really loved was how the crib converts into that awesome sofa down there.  DSC_1498

I predict we are going to be seeing more of this feet first changing position making its way into more US nurseries.  It really just makes more sense even though here it really blocks that top drawer.


The collection at Quax even included a toy box AND they make the plush toys and bedding shown in the display as well.

Would you be interested in something THIS minimal?
Any favorites?

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Coming Soon: What New From the Million Dollar Baby Family at ABC Kids Expo 2013

The MDB Family of brands had a really strong showing at ABC Kids Expo 2013.  With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works (used to be one word- now it seems to be two), and Ubabub under its umbrella, they have a whole range of products for modern nursery furniture lovers across the board.

First from Nursery Works, the Vetro Crib looks better than ever in this gray Shadow Acrylic color.  While the completely clear one disappears a little too much, the Shadow Vetro is a dark crib with a nice level of transparency.

Nurseryworks Gray Vetro Crib

Nursery Works also showed off it’s Empire Rocker in this crazy custom camouflage fabric.  It’s a great reminder that any of their rockers can still be ordered with your custom fabric choices, but most importantly, notice that this isn’t actually a rocker!  You will be able to order replacement legs to change your rocker into a stationary chair.  This is a great way to extend the life of your furniture!  I believe the replacement legs will be about $200.


It’s always a pleasure to see the Ubabub pieces in person, but they also debuted the prototype of the Pod Dresser.  Designed to coordinate with the incredible Pod Cot, I hope to see a version of this available before too long!

Ubabub Pod Dresser

Babyletto is entering the world of toddler furniture in a big way next year.  With THREE new table and chair sets, they’re covering a range of modern styles.  I can’t decide which I like best.


No, I lied.  This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!


And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto.  Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.


I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair.  Thoughts?


But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.


Finally, Babyletto is entering the textile business and I’m super impressed with the results.  Designed in-house, the top two designs on each side will be released first with the bottom patterns coming out further in the future.  You can also look for Pure Core and Coco Core non-toxic mattresses from Babyletto in 2014.  These will come in regular and mini crib sizes.

Babyletto Bedding

Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.


Congratulations to the MDB Family on a great show.  To celebrate, they’re offering you 10% off any purchase on from now through November 15th.  Unfortunately that won’t cover any of the new things here, but they do already have a great collection.

Orange October: Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser from Dutailier

Giggle is introducing their exclusive Signature Crib and Signature Dresser in an all white or white with orange combination.  Shipping in mid-October, this fall and Halloween season is the perfect time to debut this bold fun version of Dutailier’s Pomelo collection.

Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser by Dutailer

The crib retails for $800 and the dresser is $850.  There’s also a matching Twin Bed, Nightstand and Crib Conversion Kit.

If you’re looking for anything in orange, you’re going to have to try at giggle.  Many of these items can ONLY be found in these orange versions from giggle.  With special arrangements with brands like Boon, Baby Bjorn, Ubbi, P’kolino and Kid-O, giggle has carved out a special little niche!

Orange Giggle Exclusives

Row by row from the top left:

giggle Moses Basket ($90), giggle Better Basics Fitted Orange Striped Crib Sheet ($40), Orb Bottle Warmer ($30), Fresh Changing Station ($60)

BabyBjorn Potty Chair ($30), BabyBjorn Safe Step ($20), Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub ($60), Ubbi Diaper Pail ($80)

Chalkboard Storage Bench($70), Giraffe Silhouette Lamp ($175), A to Z Magnatab (Upper Case)($28), Free Play Magnatab ($23)

Chalkboard Bookshelf
($120), Chalk Table & Benches($100), Go Car ($13), Tug Boat ($17)

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Oiled Wood Finish from Kalon Studios

It’s almost too beautiful for words.  I already loved the American-made solid wood nursery collections from Kalon Studios, but their Echo Crib and Dresser and Caravan Crib and Dresser are now available in an oiled wood finish that is magnificently modern and truly timeless.

echo crib and dresser oiled room

If you don’t want to be stuck with a color choice and are tired of two-tone nursery furniture, the gorgeous natural oiled wood finish is a reason to shop Kalon Studios for your modern nursery.

Caravan Crib and Dresser Oiled Finish

I’m thrilled with this new option.

Top 5 New Furnishings from The Land of Nod for Fall 2013

One of my important stops over my vacation last week was my first visit to The Land of Nod store.  You may have seen some photos on my Instagram feed if you follow me there.  Obviously I’m a fan of their impeccable curated collection of goods and their new additions for Fall 2013 are no exception.

Here are my top 5 furniture picks from The Land of Nod for Fall 2013.

First and foremost are the Oslo Crib ($1400) and Dresser ($1500) by ducduc for The Land of Nod.  There are a few great color options for this set and I just adore it from the contrasting framed top down to the tapered legs.

Also part of the ducduc for Nod partnership is this elegant Verona Crib ($1600) and Dresser ($1500).  This comes in 4 chic color combos to dress up your nursery.

Acrylic furniture and storage is all the rage right now and the Now You See It Acrylic Book Cart ($250) is a perfect new way to store and display a colorful children’s book collection.

The Numbers Pouf ($100) is a fun room accent piece.  I’m always on the lookout for great new poufs and this is something just a little bit different.

And finally, on the border or furniture and decor we have The Land of Nod’s Four Story Wooden Wall Shelf ($150), which is a perfect place to display little collectible treasure that children tend to accumulate.

Oslo Crib and Dresser from Karla Dubois

I’m thrilled to add the Oslo Crib from Karla Dubois to our modern crib guide. This two-tone crib with storage drawers is a fantastic addition to the under $500 category.

The matching dresser is equally beautiful and full of useful storage space with customizable panel dividers in the drawers.

You can currently find the Oslo collection at Buy Buy Baby.  Both the crib and dresser retail for about $400.

Project Nursery is doing a giveaway of the crib and dresser right now through Friday, May 3rd so if you like this as much as I do, be sure to enter!

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