My Modern Nursery #65: Soft Pink and Gray Harlequin

If 2012 was the year for chevron and zig zag patterns in modern design, then in 2013 we’re moving into harlequin patterns with triangles and diamonds.  I’m partial to triangles anyway, so this is a direction I can really get behind.  This nursery board was inspired by the amazing Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World rug.  It’s the most expensive thing I’ve selected in a while, but you’ve gotta start with something you really love.  If your inspiration is spectacular, the room can’t turn out badly.

1- Quilt Light Template (to DIY)- $20
2- Kids Holiday Decor: Metallic Pennant Garland– $40
3- Ferm Living Spear Pillow– $100
Ferm Living Twin Pillow– $155
4- Harlow Crib with Acrylic front– (coming April 2013)
5- Circus Ellie from Seventy Tree- $25
Circus Bruno from Seventy Tree- $25
Big Bear Print by Seventy Tree- $27
6- Babyletto Modo 3 Drawer Changer in White– $400
7- Alto Rocker from Monte (heather gray with white pillow- $800
8- BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance– $190
Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World Cream, Gray and Taupe Rug– 8′ x 11′- $3730
9- Pale Nulle from Lucky Boy Sunday- $120
10- Designed to be Organized Bin– $39

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My Modern Nursery #56 (Part 2): Embrace the Neutrals

So I said I’d redo the bright version of My Modern Nursery #56 and just do a completely neutral version and here it is.  Before you complain that it’s TOO neutral, don’t forget that kids books and toys are sure to fill the space before long, so there’s nothing wrong with a simple backdrop.

For the most part, this is a is demo of how, by picking the right neutral furnishings, you can then go in any direction just by using different accessories.  Reuse the furniture for multiple children and get a completely different look.  If you really like changing things up, you can even decorate seasonally– pastels in spring, warm colors in the winter etc…

Here we kept the wallpaper, crib, dresser and rocker, but changed everything else.

1- Paper Plane Wallpaper from Trendy Peas- $99/roll
Count Piggy Bank by notNeutral- $20
2- Infant Stim-mobile from Manhattan Baby- $28
3- Alma Papa Crib (Frost Grey)– $700
4- Up and Atom Chandelier from The Land of Nod- $160
5- Personalized Alphabet Soup Wall Art– $180 each
6- Plush Elephant from The Land of Nod- $25
7- Alma Dresser with Frost Grey Drawer– $750z
8- Contempo Greige Rug from Surya 7’10″x10′- $1000
Grey Criss-Cross Pouf from Little Choux- $100
9- Nurseryworks – Sleepytime Rocker In Slate Microsuede With Dark Legs– $700
Sakana Pillow 12″x18″ from CB2- $40
10- Rocky– from magis me too- coming soon

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My Modern Nursery #55: Bright Green and Yellow

Gray and yellow are still a popular combination, but I added a fresh green to this mix to make it a little different.  We’ve also been talking a bit about faux taxidermy, so what better time to use these papier-mâché heads?

1- Papier-Mâché Hippo, Giraffe and Elephant from West Elm- $100- $130 each
2- Sprig Mobile in Citrus from Schmitt Design- $98
3- 20 x 200 Wall Art- Typograph 5 from West Elm- $200
4- Hancock Clover Bookcase from CB2- $200
OXO Candela Tooli, Single– $28
5- Caravan Crib in Yellow– $895
6- Stella Chevron Crib Sheet from Carousel Designs- $38
7- Swirl Rug from West Elm (8×10) – $650
8- DwellStudio Bookshelf, Lemon Yellow– $124
9- Coup Clover 23″x11″ Pillow from CB2- $30
Ryder Rocking Chair from West Elm- $600
10- Offi Bongo Accent Lamp and Stool in Soft White– $100

They Posted These So I Don’t Have To

These are some of my favorite posts from around the web over the past week.

First you’ve got to take a look at this Cozy Grey nursery on chalk + dot.  So many things that I love about it!  The only thing I’d have to change is the fan.

So we already love her Alphabet Print, but Pilgrim (on Draw! Pilgrim) has done an amazing post showing the alphabet print with an all new “gum ball” colorway in three different inspirational settings.  I especially (of course) LOVE the colorful nursery setup.

Small for Big is already looking ahead to February and has found some ADORABLE soft valentine’s toys that are easy to lurve!  Super cute picks and with plenty of time to place your orders.

I loved Maddie’s etsy roundup of star-themed items for kids’ rooms, “Sleep Under the Stars,” on Li’l Magoolie.  Click through to see all 10 of her picks!

Finally, since we love ABC posters around here, I have to direct you to the ABC posters by Yoni Alter that I discovered on Design Mom.

Have a fantastic weekend.  My parents might come for a quick visit and we’ll probably take the kids to cool off at the skating rink.

My Modern Nursery #50: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray

This board started with one of DwellStudio’s new rugs and came together from there.  Yellow and gray is still a hot color combination so I was happy to play with it again.

1- Nursery Grow Sign Made From Recycled Wood– $42 from oh dier
I Love Clouds, limited edition giclee print– $25 from Eloise Renouf

2- Nurseryworks Loom Crib With Dark Slats– $600

3- White Monte Luca Glider with Brown Piping– $995

4- DwellStudio Labyrinth Pillow in Citrine– $98

5- DwellStudio Big Floral 5×8 Rug in Citrine– $495

6- Jungle Time Fitted Crib Sheet– $19
Crib Skirt in Yellow and Silver Gray Stripe from Carousel Designs- $124

7- You Are My Sunshine print– $16 from Gus and Lula

8- Nurseryworks Tree Bookcase in White– $850

9- Moda 40w Six-Drawer Dresser– $1100

10- Eco Baby Doll- boy– $59 from Viola Studio

Real Room Tour: The Suburban Urbanist Strikes Again

Inspired in part by the nursery that Lindsay Brier, designer and owner of Anyon Interior Design, designed for her son…

photo by paul dyer

…Jenna Halverson, of The Suburban Urbanist,  put together this inspiration board for a nursery for her dear friends.

We’ve previously shown you Jenna’s Gender Neutral Lion’s Den and I’m so happy that she was able to put her skills to good use yet again.  With some input from the parents-to-be, Jenna helped put this amazing nursery together for them.  Take a look at the final results….

You can see the gray and white stripes used here to great effect and a little color added with the turquoise rug, painted furnishings and accessories.

I also like the little pops of red that show up here and there.

For more information about this space and product sources, visit the nursery reveal post from Jenna Halvorson Designs.  The room looks so chic and expensive, but you’ll be surprised at how reasonably they were able to achieve this look.  Thanks Jenna for allowing me to share your photos and congratulations to the Whetstine’s!

(If you would like me to feature your nursery here as well, please drop a line to

Zig Zag Gray Baby Bedding from New Arrivals, Inc.

I have to share a new arrival from New Arrivals, Inc. (heh heh) because I know that so many of you are looking for gray bedding.  Add the zig zag to the mix and this is a hot item.

Zig Zag Baby Bedding is $428 for a 3 piece set.  You can also purchase the items a-la-carte, so the sheet ($68) and skirt ($100) together are $168– which isn’t too bad.

update 12/16: Nursery Notations is hosting a New Arrivals Inc. giveaway this week!  Win a $100 gift certificate.  The winner will be chosen this Sunday so go now!

Logan: New Bedding Collection from Olli & Lime

Famous for their modern, gender neutral bedding designs, Olli & Lime has departed from their comfort zone (just a little) to bring you their modern interpretation of pink.  Despite being the mom of two boys, I think Logan’s pink + gray + pinwheels = a hit.

And I love the name!  Olli & Lime have recently relocated to the US, settling in Boston, so “Logan” is the lovely airport they’ll be traveling in a out of for the time being!  I have my own fond memories of Logan airport from back in my graduate school days… but I digress.

Here she is….

As you can see, the collection is complete with bedding sets, changing pad cover, decorative pillow and wall art (abc and 123).  There are also bibs, burp cloths, hooded blankets and coordinating Jellycat plush animals (so cute!).

I also want to let you know that Olli & Lime have partnered with Frazier + Wing to create mobiles to go with each of their bedding sets!  They are available exclusively on

Keep track of all that’s new with olli & lime by following their really nice blog.

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