My Modern Nursery #67: Eco Friendly for Earth Day Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

Inspired by Earth Day, I’ve put together this relaxing, gender-neutral and eco-friendly modern nursery inspiration board.  We want our children to be able to live in a healthy environment both on a global scale and in their homes and the spaces they will occupy as they develop and grow.

For so many of us, while we’re expecting our first child might be the first time we start to think about the materials, toxins and chemicals that we use in our homes.  When we moved into our new home while I was expecting baby #2, this meant I was also looking for safe and healthy paint, not just for the nursery walls, but throughout the house.  We found the best options we could by looking for low-VOC paints, but I wish I had found Lullaby Paints at the time.  With eco-friendly packaging, a non-toxic formula and the ability to order reasonably priced sample paint pouches (4 for $10) before you commit to a color, this was JUST what I was looking for.

For this Earth Day nursery I selected Celadon, a fresh, easy-to-use pale green that says spring, and all my other eco-friendly finds fit in perfectly with it.

1- Celadon paint from Lullaby Paints- $69 a gallon
2- Bug Print (Caterpillar) 10″ x 8″- $24
I Love You Print- Aqua
11″ x 14″ from Trendy Peas- $29
ABC Print – Yellow/Gray
16″ x 20″ from Trendy Peas- $39
Hape Quattro Strategy Game in Bamboo– $40
Greenington Orchid 6 Drawer Dresser
– $1750
3- Aspect Pendant Lamps– Slender $380 and Squat from Schmitt Design- $430
4- Owl Branches Coat Tree from The Land of Nod– $100
5- Ross Natural Sheer Curtain Panels from Crate & Barrel- $60-$90
Bird Trio Mobile
from Petit Collage- $56
6- P. Pod Companion Crib– $1090
7- Organic Crib Sheet from Buttercup Forest (#11)- $60
Gold Circles Throw Pillow from Plover Organic- $40
Cool Chevron 20″ Outdoor Pillow- $60
Peek White Pillow 18″ x 22″- $30
8- Eames Molded Plastic Rocker in Green- $550
Healthy Baby: Asthma and Allergy Friendly Floppy Froggie by Kids Preferred– $18
9- Kids Table and Chairs from Sprout- $200
Green Toys My First Stacker, Colors May Vary– $15
Handcrafted Wooden Truck– $22
10- Upcycle Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $600

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring this post.  I’m excited to be working with them on a series of nursery inspiration boards featuring their premium paints that are safe for newborns and pregnant moms.

Some affiliate links included.

High Dollar High Chair – Supperman Chair by Ineke Hans

I thought I already knew the most expensive high chair out there, but I found one that beats the Henry IV, which tops my list at $1350.  Well, Ineke Hans‘s Supperman chair can be yours for the tidy sum of $2125.  You can find this black recycled plastic seat (smart!) at babygeared.

You can find additional pieces from Ineke Hans’s children’s collection on babygeared as well.  There are tables, chairs , desk sets and of course, a rocking horse– Happy Horse for $965.

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve bought for your baby, or where do you think it’s most useful to spend when buying for baby?  Our high chair was one of the LEAST expensive things we got.

Earth Day Giveaway from Kids Konserve!

Between Passover and Easter, Earth Day doesn’t quite seem to be getting the coverage it deserves, but we’re going to turn your attention to caring for the planet with this week’s wonderful giveaway from Kids Konserve.

Earth Day is a great time to remember to reduce, reuse and recycle, and Kids Konserve products are all about reusing.  One simple change you can make this Earth Day to reduce your waste and teach your kids the value of reusing is to get rid of the plastic lunch baggies and the brown paper bags for good.

With their Lunch Kits, Snak Paks, bottles, bags and food containers, Kids Konserve has everything you need to kick your disposable habits.  Waste free lunch kits (and the other Kids Konserve products) are non-toxic, non-leaching, BPA, PVC, Phthalate and lead-free!  We’re happy to have recently added some wonderful Kids Konserve products to our feeding guide!

To help celebrate Earth Day and spread the word about your reusable lunch options, Kids Konserve is offering 20% off your purchase at through the end of April using the coupon code “reuse2011” and will be giving away a Lunch Kit (shown above) to one lucky buymodernbaby reader!

This kit is a $45 value and includes a recycled cotton sack, cloth napkin, stainless steel beverage bottle, food kozy and two stainless steel food containers.  My 5 year old starts Kindergarden in the fall and I hope to get a couple of these kits myself so that I never have to buy another one of those plastic baggies again!

To enter and have a chance to win the Kids Konserve Lunch Kit:

Leave a comment with a lunch idea that would fit in the kit.  Make sure to include 4 items: drink, two sides and a “main course.” We will delete any entries that don’t include a lunch idea.

Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that we can contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline to leave your comment and enter the giveaway is next Friday, April 22nd, Earth Day at 8 am.

The winner will be chosen randomly from among the unique entrants (just one entry per person).  I’ll be posting the winner on my Facebook page first, so look out and like me over there.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  Good luck and tell your friends!

New Addition: Adrift Mobiles

Adrift Mobiles from Schmitt Design are my most recent addition to the nursery decor guide at buymoderndecor.  These mobiles are works of modern art that are equally at home in the nursery as in any other room in your home.

Strung together by clear monofilament, the forms seem to float in mid-air.

They currently have eight different designs ranging in price from $138 to $248.

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Schmitt Design is known for its sustainable business and manufacturing practices.  Read more about them on their website.

The Overachiever Crib (etc…) from Q Collection Junior

I already have Q Collection Jr. on my list of modern crib options, but the new Overachiever is worth bringing to your attention.  You may have seen my pictures of the crib among my furniture finds at ABC Kids in October….

Bassinet, crib and twin bed

…but you can now place your order for one of these ultra-convertible cribs.

For $1500 (bear with me) this crib includes 7 different conversion options, Bassinet (rock or not), Crib (rock or not), Changer, Daybed, and Toddler bed.  Q Collection cribs are also FSC and Greenguard certified and hand-made in the USA.

The Overachiever is available in Moonlight, Mercury or Cloud (natural, light gray, white).

You can order one now from Fawn & Forest (an affiliate) or a few other select retailers.


My Modern Nursery #33: Eco Girl’s Nursery

A reader was inspired by the “Oh, The Places You’ll Go… Global Nursery” on Project Nursery.  He really loved the globe quilt and came up with the idea of doing a “Save the Plant” theme.  Not knowing where to begin, he contacted me.  I gave him a number of suggestions for jumping off points, but then I came up with my own plan as well!

Here’s my eco nursery for a girl.  It uses lots of green and organic products but it’s much brighter and more colorful than my last “eco” nursery design.

1- Organic Pillow Covers from Pottery Barn Teen- $20 each (get these today because they’re on sale and then will be gone for good!)

2- Aqua Interlace Giclee Boom Arm Floor Lamp– $200

3- Oilo Studios Soft White Cohen Glider– $1295

4- Argington Fuji Wood Toy Box Chest – Ebony– $350

5- avalisa Bubble Wool Rug 8’x10′- $1360

6- 3-Tiered Natural Bird Mobile from Criswell Creations’ etsy shop- $60

7- Windy Tree Fabric Decal from Trendy Peas Decals’ etsy shop- $87

8- Argington BAM Bassinet & Crib Set in Ebony– $585

9- Nook Pebble Organic Mattress – Cloud– $550
Nook Organic Fitted Crib Sheet – Puddle Glass– $48

10- Organizer Basket Fabric bin in Birch Trees and Kaleidoscope (sold out) from The Spotted Barn’s etsy shop- $18 each

What do you think?  How do you like the “Save the Planet” idea for a nursery?

Feel free to contact me for help with your own nursery design dilemmas.

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