Real Room Tour: I’ll Take Gray Any Day

There are so many things that I love about the nursery Suzz put together for her first 2-legged baby (you’ll see the 4 legged one in the photos).  The first wonderful element is the subtle “oh boy” lettering on the wall.  I think this kind of look can be used anywhere in the home!  So cool.

I also have to direct your attention to the ceiling fan blades which were color coordinated using matte vinyl adhesive sheets instead of paint.  Such a great idea!

A Giant Lemonade blabla doll rests on the table, and the Hannspree Giraffe TV adorns the dresser across the room.

I adore the way the Ikea Hemnes dresser was modified to look like CB2’s archive credenza!  Genius.  And of course it goes perfectly with CB2’s letterpress rug.

The sleek pair of terriers on the ledge are by Yvonne Collection and are available in Taiwan.  I did manage to find one on their website though!

Suzz was inspired by “we were small” and created the pillows and onesies (you see them hanging around the room) as an homage to the Belgian children’s clothing company.

The wall cubes currently display a Vulli Chan Pie Gnon Chew Toy and a collection of DingaRings.  And another one of my favorite things in this room is the series of fish prints that Susan made herself.  They were inspired by Fish by Izzy Matthews and I think they work incredibly well as a grouping of prints.

The crib is of course Oeuf’s Sparrow in grey, which always looks amazing in any nursery.  You can’t go wrong with this beauty.

I love the way Liun the lion from Aminals looks in the crib and am now a fan of the entire Aminals collection.  You’ve gotta check these out.

I imagine the new baby is going to be a huge adjustment for Preston the puggle, who is used to being the center of attention.  Such a great photo of him in the Stokke Xplory 🙂

Thank you so much Suzz for sharing the photos of your fabulous nursery!  I feel honored to have had any small part in inspiring the space that you put together.

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Shopping Guide: Wild Animal Fabrics

The second installment of my fun fabrics series includes these animal prints.  I searched far and wide for the cutest elephants, hippos and giraffe fabrics that would not look cheesy in a modern nursery.  Any one can be used as a source of inspiration.

elephants, hippos, giraffes

Elephants: Spring Elephant Parade
Entertaining Elephants by Alexander Henry
Premier Prints Ele Chartreuse/White

Hippos: Little Cute Hippo Allover Print
Cute Hippos Fabric
Ikea Red Hippo Fabric (was on clearance at my Ikea so try etsy or ebay)

Giraffes: Giraffe Cotton Fabric Purple
Ice Giraffes
Giraffe Childrens Fabric by Sprout Design Carrot

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My Modern Nursery #23: Babies R Us

I’ve shopped at Babies R Us for utilitarian items from time to time, but one of my main reasons for creating buymodernbaby is to show people all the great products that are available in the marketplace so they don’t think that the offerings at big box stores are their only choices.

Over the years, I have noticed that Babies R Us started carrying some of the brands that I enjoy so I wondered if it was finally possible to create a Modern Nursery using just the items that you could add to your Babies R Us registry.  I knew that this would be a challenge.  Take a look at what I came up with.  Take the challenge yourself and see if you can do better.

1- Babyletto Modo Crib- $380 ($380 on amazon)
Picci Green Forest Bedding Set- $390 ($375+$15 shipping on amazon)

2- CoCaLo Chenile Elephant Blanket– $25 ($20+$7 shipping on amazon)

3- EcoTots Surfin Beach Locker– Leaf- $380 ($358.12 on amazon)

4- CoCaLo Moremi 2 Piece Canvas Wall Art– $30 ($27+$6 shipping on amazon)

5- CoCaLo Jacana Plush Giraffe– $15 ($16+$3.50 shipping on amazon)

6- Silhouette Curve Arm Recliner- $580

7- Skip Hop Play Spot in Green/Brown- $80 ($62 on amazon)

8- Paisley Splash in Lime Lamp- $60 ($60 on amazon)

9- Babyletto Modo Dresser- $400 ($400 on amazon)

10-BabyBjorn Babysitter Balance Seat- $180 ($133.29 on amazon)

Babies R Us

New Addition: Rikshaw Design Crib Bedding

Modern does not have to be cold, austere or plain.   Rikshaw Design has four gorgeous hand block print crib bedding sets that would be at home in any modern baby’s room.  I’m in love with the Udaipur set (top left) with the giraffes.  I have a thing for giraffe’s at the moment.

The sets are made in India and retail for $380.

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