shopping guide: alligator flamingo giraffe growth chart
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New from Numi Numi Design, these powder coated steel growth charts are off-the charts cool. They’re among the few growth charts that are as functional as they are beautiful works of art.
This post is not sponsored, but we are grateful that Numi Numi Design is one of our advertising partners.
shopping guide: airplane birds crib bedding giraffe nursery decor
Target is a great place for almost all home items. I can happily get lost in the home section for hours. But honestly, the kid and baby sections are often lacking in good modern decor for the nursery or toddler bedroom. Particularly in store, I have a hard time finding anything that would work for our modern aesthetic in the nursery or toddler room.
With that being said, I was excited to come across several modern crib bedding sets on Target.com recently, all under $140 and most under $100.
Bananafish Poppy crib set ($99.99)
Black and white dots. Need I say more? The bold flowers mixed with the clean look of black and white makes this set a favorite of mine. While I do love the set, the less than modern crib is a turn-off and I would love to see this on my current favorite budget-friendly crib, the Babyletto Hudson.
Room 365 Globetrotter crib set ($69.99)
I have a thing for airplanes. This set is simple yet bold, exactly what I love in a bedding set for a child.
This sweet, yet still very modern, set features soft pink birds and flowers mixed with bold black making this set a stand out for me.
First Trike crib set ($99)
Bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle. I love the clean bicycle print in fun color palette of orange, blue and beige.
Bananafish Linden crib set ($99.99)
With three simple patterns, this blue, yellow and grey set is fun and simple.
Room 365 Hot Air Balloon crib set ($79.99)
Hot air balloons plus orange dots plus chevron is a winning combination. This set could be playful and sweet in any nursery.
Bacati Baby and Me Giraffe set ($139.99)
The cute giraffe print plus a bold dot pattern make this a fun modern set.
Most of these sets are not available in store but are available online. Would you design your nursery around one of these crib bedding sets? Which is your favorite?
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There are 4 animal panels– The Outdoorsman (a bear), The Librarian (a turtle), The Traveller (a camel), and The Athlete (a kangaroo). These retail for $60 each
The Explorer is a giraffe growth chart. ($220)
All 5 designs come in your choice of the 4 colors shown at the top. Pick your favorite or pick them all! Like all products from Numi Numi Design, these are eco-friendly and make in the USA.
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rich or reasonable: giraffe nursery decor stuffed toys
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If your nursery or playroom requires a giant stuffed giraffe– and you may be surprised how often this is the case– I’ve got a couple options for you. Unless you’re a serious Stieff collector and aficionado (I’m just a casual collector and fan), this one is a no-brainer though.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Even celebrity nurseries are sporting Melissa & Doug’s Giant Stuffed Giraffe.
You can find it in Tori Spelling’s home…
(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)
And Rachel Zoe’s home…
So you can either be the trailblazer with the $1175 Giraffe from Steiff (43.31″ tall), or snag the Melissa and Doug one (57″ tall) on Amazon for less than $100. (at the time of posting, the price is $72.09!!)
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shopping guide: butterfly camel elephant giraffe mobile nursery decor
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We are in the transition period between our nursery and new toddler room right now with our little guy. I am on the hunt for a few new things to add to his updated big boy room and I came across some adorable and imaginative prints from Leo Little Lion on Etsy.
With art ranging from bold sets of animal prints to personalized art and even wall decals, this shop stood out to me.
This Royal Safari Set ($75) comes with four prints and your choice of colors. I love the clean bold look of these prints.
The whimsical yet modern tree and bird wall decals (prices vary) are fantastic and would make a huge impact on the crib wall of a nursery or on the blank wall in our toddler room.
Yesterday we toured the beautiful modern nursery that the ladies at Sissy + Marley designed for baby Finn. Today I’ve got a list of sources so you can recreate this look in your own home.
1- Little Darlings Baby Monkey, Baby Giraffe, Lamb, Lion Cub, White Tiger and Bear Cub from The Animal Print Shop- each $25 and up
2- Short Drum Pendant in Gray Felt from West Elm- $150
Owl in Tree and Bear Cave Pocket Pillows from Coral & Tusk- $108 each
3- Giraffe Sconce from Jonathan Adler- $195 each
Zuny Giraffe- $40 and up
4- Stokke Sleepi Crib – Cherry- $780
5- Red Panda Champ Artwork from Coral & Tusk- $90 framed
Owl Pocket Doll from Coral & Tusk- $70
Wooden Mushrooms- $40
6- Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Rocker- $519
7- Olin Grey Rug 8′x10′ from Crate & Barrel- $300
Grey Variegated Pouf from The Land of Nod- $100
8- 6 Cubby Shelf from Sprout- $120 with Cardboard Cubby Bins- 6 for $36
Elephant Family- $62
Manhattan Toy Natural Skwish Rattle- $16
9- Giraffe Nightlight from Jonathan Adler- $48
Alpaca Giraffe- $64
Toy Box from Sprout- $150
10- Dachshund Pull Toy- $45
Stump from Kalon Studios- $85
Stacking Flame- $43
Maileg Fox- $39
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The talented ladies at Sissy + Marley have put together another dreamy modern nursery. Completed in their signature style, baby Finn’s nursery is crisp, clean and full of versatile pieces that will grow with him.
This gender-neutral space is sophisticated enough to blend with the adult areas of the home, but the animals (and giraffes in particular) add enough fun for Finn to enjoy.
The Little Darlings Prints from The Animal Print Shop are as cute as can be. Every time I visit the site I start looking around the house for empty wall space. I could look at those sweet animal faces for years and years, I’m sure of it.
Unfortunately, this faux taxidermy elephant head from Anthropologie is no longer available, but this trend is so widespread that if you were looking to achieve a similar look, I’m sure you could come up with an alternative that you love.
I’m a big fan of white on white textures and I think it’s done really beautifully in this space without being monochromatic. The wood tones (and of course some of the toys) are the pops of color that keep the space from looking cold.
Finally I’m a little envious of anyone with a chalkboard wall. The possibilities are endless.
Thanks to Sissy + Marley for sharing these incredible photos! There’s a lot of inspiration here. Check back tomorrow for more information on how to re-create this look in your own home.
One cool think about Kickstarter campaigns is that you can help an artist or designer produce their work and then be one of the first ones to get it! You might want to clear some space on your walls for these bright and whimsical posters of animals playing sports by Lize Starin.
For a $45 pledge, you can choose an 18″ x 24″ poster.
With 9 days to go, this project is close to fully funded already, so you can feel confident that the it will go forward and you’ll be getting the poster you want. I’m partial to the swimming giraffe!
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s tour of Tori Spelling’s youngest son Finn’s nursery. Today I’m going to break it down for you in a bit more detail to help you achieve the same look.
Some of the pieces are exactly the same, and others are accessible alternatives.
1- Tempaper Marrakesh Honey Jade
Giraffes Giclée Print from The Paper Nut- $30
Giraffe on Tricycle from Jango Arts- $12.50
French Circus Giraffe Download- $3.25
Giraffe Family Antique Print- $125
Orange Giraffe in Stripes Print from Indira Albert- $35
2- Manny & Simon Giraffe- $32
Zuny Classic Series Giraffe (Long Neck) Tan Animal Bookend- $55
3- Giraffe Sconce by Jonathan Adler- $195 each
4- Vintage Brass Pair Giraffe, Mother and Baby Set from Her Vintage Crush- $68
Modernist Style Giraffe from Haus Proud- $58
5- Vintage Marquee Lights Letter F- $200
6- Beckett Dresser Version I in Tangerine Orange from SPI Baby- $2190
7- Giraffe Painting from NimbuRu- $49
8- Melissa & Doug Giraffe Plush- $100
9- Regency Crib from ducduc- $1895
10- Savannah 4 Drawer Changer from ducduc- $2150
11- Ubbi Diaper Pail Orange Giggle Exclusive- $79
12- Finn Rocker from Anthropologie- $1698
Spice Ticking Woven Cotton Rug from Dash & Albert- $414
13- Udaipur Toddler Quilt from Rickshaw Design- $120
Some ideas to make this more affordable… wallpaper only one wall, paint a vintage dresser orange, search thrift stores for giraffe collectibles, recover a vintage rocker in yellow fabric