One of the reasons it’s taken me so long to redesign this blog is that I have fun updating the products in the header for the holidays. For this December, I’ve gone with the classic Christmas red and green. Here’s what we’ve included:
Baby Home Dream Portable Baby Crib – Brown- $350
P’kolino Clothes Tree, Green- $110
Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair, Red- $250
Christmas Tree Forest from Wild Rabbits Burrow- $32
Under The Nile Santa Doll Lovie- $12
Bloom Coco Beach House White Stylewood Baby Lounger- $195
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One thing that is really fun about nursery design is that you can indulge in trends and experiment with fun colors. By the time you’re done with a blue crib and tired of chartreuse, you’ll be redecorating the room to suit your toddler or preschooler’s tastes.
But just because you’re going to change things in the future, doesn’t mean you can’t invest in quality pieces you love. This bright fun room is really filled with neutrals that can be re-purposed down the road. The greenish gray paint (Wake from our sponsor Lullaby Paints) plus the natural wood elements and white rocker can be used in any space once the nursery years are over. It’s great to plan a nursery with future use in mind and it’s smart to use more of your budget on pieces that can be used in the decades ahead.
1- Wake from Lullaby Paints- $59 per gallon
2- Rare Sightings Wall Art: Sasquatch- $100
Rare Sightings Wall Art: Loch Ness (Nessie)- $100
Solid Oak Wall Clock from Design Atelier Article- $150
3- Peel Pendant Lamp- $200
4- French Belgina Chartreuse Linen Panel- $50 each (84″ long, 120″ are $70)
5- Kalon Caravan Dresser- $1710
6- Fitted Crib Sheet in Aqua Citron Garland from iviebaby- $55
Kalon Caravan Crib in Blue- $895
7- Stingray Rocker- $2640
Discus Aqua Side Table- $80
8- Made You Look 8 Triangle Patchwork from Flor- $555
9- Blue Bird 16″ Pillow- $35
Hello Baby Citron Aqua Pillow Cover from iviebaby- $35
Little SockOSaurus Rory Plush from theRemakerie- $42
10- Can’t Spell ABC Abacus for Kids- $30
Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring this post. I’m excited to be working with them on this series of nursery inspiration boards featuring their premium paints. Lullaby Paints are are safe for both newborns and pregnant moms so they’re perfect for your eco-friendly modern nursery.
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Known for creative, cute carpentry, Mod Mom Furniture has gone soft. With their newly launched revamped website, they’re introducing Material Mod, a collection of organic cotton pillows in partnership with Pure Inspired Design.
We’ll be hearing more about Mod Mom Furniture over the next few weeks. This new website comes with lots of fun new goodies!
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.
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If we can judge a year by its color, 2013 is going to be the best year yet. With Emerald as my birthstone, I love this radiant and rich shade as predictor of the color trend for the coming year. While I would probably gravitate to a darker emerald (the way I like my stones), 17-5641 is a versatile and easy to use shade of green. Somewhere between a pastel and forest green, it’s gender neutral, natural and elegant.
Here are a few ways to introduce the 2013 color of the year into your home.
1- Offi EVA Foam Chairs in Blue and Green- $199
2- Kale Kauzebot- $25
3- Twinkle Living Necklace Throw Pillow- $58
4- Artecnica Themis Prism- $40
5- Bugaboo Bee Stroller and Canopy – Special Edition-Jade Green- $660
6- La Pera- The Pear Poster by Enzo Mari- $550
7- Vipp 15 Kitchen Bin- Limited Edition Copenhagen Green- $319
8- Beatrix Little Kid Percival T Rex Backpack- $42
9- Pantone 2013 Color of the Year Mug- Emerald- $25
10- Crochet Floor Cushion- Green by lacasadecotó – $64
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I don’t typically like the convertible cribs with high backs that are supposed to be reused as headboards, but there’s just something about the Park West Collection from Westwood Design that allows me to accept that detail in this particular crib. With its straight lines and Walnut finish, the collection caught my eye from the first time I saw it at the ABC Kids Expo. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to use it in a design, but this was a lot of fun to put together.
1- Centric Mobile from Schmitt Design- $198
2- Westwood Design Park West Dressing Combo Plus, Walnut- $500
Westwood Design Park West Dresser Hutch, Walnut- $350
Gold Piggy Bank from Jonathan Adler- $168
3- NYC from Staten Island by Matte Stephens on poster cabaret- $60
4- Roddy The Owl Screenprint from Roddy and Ginger- $40
5- Westwood Design Park West Convertible Crib, Walnut- $500
6- Sasha Floor Lamp from Room & Board- $400
7- Spindle Clock by George Nelson- $525
8- Cloud Pillow- Gray from blabla kids- $62
Pin Dot Moss Fitted Crib Sheet from DwellStudio- $40
9- Jensen Chair in Geo Citrine from DwellStudio- $1725
Woodrow the wood grain bunny from Sleepy King- $30
10- Surya Aimee Wilder AIW-3 Rug- 5′ x 8′- $770 (see the rug in a room)
This room got a little pricey so I’m including some less expensive ideas…
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
I often find myself in the cheering section for Argington. With great, original designs at a reasonable price point, there’s a lot to cheer for.
Walking the aisles at ABC Kids Expo this year, it was hard to miss the new color for Argington’s Bam Bam crib and Bam Six Drawer Dresser. At first I was a little shocked, but it’s actually a really interesting shade of green that would be fun to work with.
The Sahara Crib is also featuring a new gray and white color combo and is shown here with Gingko bedding, which should be available soon.
The other new organic crib bedding sets, Planes & Clouds and Silhouettes (shown below), should also be available very shortly.
I’ll keep you up to date of course!
Heidi was inspired by the Map Pillow from My Bearded Pigeon and asked me to come up with a “crisp, fun nursery” based on those colors. I think I found a great selection of vibrant blues and greens to go along with clean natural and crisp white furnishings.
I just need your help picking some additional toy storage for this space.
1- Vintage World Map Cushion from My Bearded Pigeon on etsy- $140
2- Feather Mobile from Coral & Tusk- $136
3- Ikea Gulliver crib (Heidi already has)
Kidsonroof Mobilehome (cardboard dollhouse)- $34
5- Car Free by Tatsuro Kiuchi on 20×200- $175 framed 14″ x 11″
6- Abacus from CB2- $120 (on sale)
8- Step Back into Fun by Mina Georgescu on society6- $49 21″ x 15″
9- Expedit from Ikea- $70
Grand total= $2346 out of a total budget allowance of $2,500 leaves me $154 to find a toy box (which Heidi requested)
This space was a reader request. Courtney already picked out Serena & Lily’s Blake bedding collection and a white crib, but wanted to know how to finish off her baby boy’s nursery. This is what I came up with.
1- Whimsical Vintage Handpainted Dove Mobile from a little modern- $78
2- Kids Hang Ups: Childrens Bird and Birdhouse Wall Pegs at The Land of Nod- $15 each
3- Serena & Lily’s Blake bedding set- $395
4- Offi TerriBear Jr. Pet Lamp- $69
5- Offi Hide-n-Sit Armchair in Green- $149
6- Kids World Hemispheres Map Wall Art at The Land of Nod- $100
8- Sweater Rug from West Elm 8′ x 10′- $500
10- Rolling Storage Crates from Serena and Lily- $188 for set of two