One of my favorite visits at the ABC Kids Expo 2013 was the TULIP Juvenile / Natart Juvenile display. With an entirely new, super-modern collection, I had a blast just listening in on the sales director’s product demonstrations. I took a seat in one of their incredibly comfortable (and ultra functional) new gliders and just enjoyed the show.
Tulip debuted the Soren Collection, which features angled legs with Mid Century inspiration. The round crib shown here converts to a desk.
The Soren Quattro is a crib and dresser combo which later converts to a twin bed and dresser.
The Soren Bunk is fully upholstered and includes four ladders so it can be placed anywhere in a room.
The Soren collection includes a total of 13 pieces so there’s lots to choose from.
The Natart Line features two new glider/recliners that are really unique. The Parker has the square back…
… and the Hannah is a round backed style. Both styles are available in Taupe or Gray microfiber or white or charcoal bonded leather.
What is really interesting about the gliders is that their arms can be raised individually, which can make nursing or just holding baby more upright more comfortable and relaxing. They also have a removable headrest that can better accommodate taller parents or can be used over the armrest for extra padding. These are some really neat new seats to consider.
You should be seeing these products at your favorite local baby stores very soon. They were a bit hit among retailers.
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We spotted two new items from one of our favorite modern nursery brands, Monte Design at the ABC Kids Expo 2013.
First, they’re introducing a walnut base on the Tavo High Chair. This adds even more opportunity for you to match your highchair with your adult dining furniture, and the walnut just looks spectacular, no?
While giggle currently is the exclusive retailer for the beautiful new Como Glider, this will be more widely available in 2014. In our last post we showed the Pebble Gray, but here you can see it in Sand.
Don’t you even just want one of these for your living room?
Oilo shared lots of new and exciting developments at the 2013 ABC Kids Expo. Everyone I talked to was excited to see three new bedding collections on display, but that was just the beginning!
The biggest news at Oilo for 2014 is that all their crib bedding will be sold a la carte. The bumpers will retail for $180, crib sheets for $36 (striped) or $39 (patterned) and crib skirts for $118 (patterned) or $99 (solid).
The first new collections I want to show you is Zara. I love Zara because it’s not quite a chevron but more of an updated zig-zag pattern. You can’t go wrong with this bold gray set.
The Link motif in Stone is another new design at Oilo, and it’s paired with a solid crib skirt. Link is offered on the sheet and a few other decorative accessories.
I’m also really excited about the new Bloom motif. This is available as a patterned sheet with a solid skirt and there are a few additional Bloom accessories as well as other options in the Petal Pink colors.
Brick and mortar retailers will also be offering Oilo’s Pure collection. With pure white bumpers and skirts, the Pure collection can be mixed in with any of the other Oilo collections. The pieces can also be enhanced with ties, piping and banding in any of Oilo’s signature colors.
Since more people are choosing crib bedding without bumpers, Oilo has reworked some of their previous popular patterns and updated them to suit this increasing trend. Here you can see Modern Berries with a larger pattern on the sheet…
… and here you can see Cobblestone‘s updated look.
Oilo is also adding two gorgeous gliders to its furniture collection. The Bellingham and Nola gliders will be available in 2014 and retail for about $1400.
Oilo’s new hassocks (shown above) can be ordered in all of Oilo’s fabrics and will retail for about $100. Use these as an ottoman or beanbag chair and add a pop of your favorite Oilo design.
I think Oilo has a great concept going on with all the mix and match options that it has been developing. You can really create a sophisticated and unique custom look that works perfectly for you. If they just had drapery, you’d have all your fabric needs covered.
The newest spectacular modern glider from Monte Design is a giggle.com exclusive and is now available for pre-order. It comes in Pebble Gray (shown) and Sand. The Como Glider and Como Ottoman are a brilliant new option in modern nursery seating but also would work beautifully in a more traditional space.
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We got a preview of the Grazia Glider back in October, and now here she is. This is a great new addition to Monte’s unparalleled collection of nursery seating. I love the high curved back, but what really sets this gorgeous glider apart is the brushed stainless steel base. Like all of Monte’s gliders, it is available in a selection of colors and includes a solid lumbar pillow of your choice. Here you can see it in Heather Grey with a Missoni pillow (an $85 option). You can also choose the optional contrast piping on this glider and the matching Grazia Ottoman.
I just have to share a couple more photos because the back of this chair is just as hot as the front.
The Grazia Swivel Glider retails for about $1200 and the matching Grazia Ottoman is $445.
In the photo at the top you can also see Monte’s all new Duo Side Table, which is designed to sit perfectly next to your Monte glider or rocker. It comes in walnut (shown $495), espresso and white ($395).
Rockers and gliders are one of those nursery furniture pieces that take a big chunk of the budget. Especially if you share our modern aesthetic, finding a rocking chair or glider that you really love for a price that you can be happy about is really difficult. I was shooting for a top 10 list here, but I only found 8 that fit the bill (pun intended!).
1- Calla Glider- sale price $498 There are a couple more color options.
2- Baby Mod Rocker- $300 Available in 3 colors.
This is just like the Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker but with different color choices and $200 less.
3- Dorel Nolan Swivel Glider- $400 Available in 3 leather color choices.
4- Enchanted Coronado Glider- $400 Available in 4 colors.
5- Home Loft Concept Tufted Rocking Chair- $425
6- Modernica Arm Shell- $435 Comes in 20 colors and with 4 base options.
The Eames Molded Plastic Rocker is just over the $500 budget here so I selected the Modernica Fiberglass version. You can find lots of other knockoffs of this design for even less. For discussion of knockoffs visit here and here.
7- Rockabye Co. Velvet Lara Glider Chair- $450 Available in 3 colors.
8- babyletto Madison Swivel Glider, Slate- $350
I was trying to be rather selective about style. There are other modern style gliders out there but some of the proportions were just so far off I couldn’t bear to subject you to them.
I can’t make any guarantees about the comfort or durability of these seats. With so many things, you get what you pay for. On the other hand, we got our glider (no longer available) for under $500 and after 7 years we’re still happy with how it looks and functions!
I welcome your suggestions if you know of anything good that I’ve missed!
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A perennial favorite on BuyModernBaby, Monte Design has a few new things in store for 2013.
The Grazia Glider is Monte’s roomiest glider to date. What really caught my eye was the beautiful Stainless Steel swivel base under the seat. Sorry you can’t really see it in this photo, but what you CAN see is the beautiful, authentic Missoni fabric lumbar pillow that will soon be available.
Monte’s upholstered Dorma Bed has a few new options. It will soon be available as a Double as well as a Twin, and will have an optional trundle and toddler rails.
Finally, they are introducing a side table called the Duo. This elegant little table measures 14″ wide and 20″ tall and will come in walnut, white and espresso. While it’s made to go perfectly next to a Monte rocker or glider, this table will fit anywhere in your home!
I’ll let you know when these become available.
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Yellow is starting to edge out orange for when you need a bright pop of color in the modern nursery. Now that Monte is offering all its rockers and gliders (and their Dorma Twin Bed) with yellow as an upholstery option, it’s going to be an even more popular choice!
Here are some nurseries where you could use the yellow…
My Modern Nursery #55: Bright Green and Yellow
My Modern Nursery #50: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray
My Modern Nursery #35: Rich or Reasonable: Sweet Like Honey
My Modern Nursery #18: Spring Fresh
My Modern Nursery #2
Real Room Tour: Gender Neutral Lion’s Den
Real Room Tour: Bright and Beautiful in the Heartland
Gray and Yellow Nursery: Get the Look
I love a great glider, probably because years ago I had so much trouble finding one. Today I’m excited to share Gus* Modern’s new Kipling Glider and Ottoman with you.
The geometric shape is inspired by children’s wood blocks and the upholstery features French seams that are pretty popular right now. The Walnut base is easy to coordinate with many other modern nursery pieces.
The Kipling Glider and Ottoman come in this Muskoka Surf color as well as a gray called Baldwin Mist.
They retail for about $1400 ($1000 for the chair and $400 for the ottoman if you’re considering them separately) but right now the set is on sale for $1120. You can find it online at 2modern, YLiving, Bobby Berk Home, babygeared and other great online shops.