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

New from Argington at ABC Kids Expo 2011

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.

By the way, the Bam Bam crib is finally available and will appear on Argington’s website in a few weeks.

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!

My Modern Nursery #48: Colors of the World

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

4- Farnsworth Rug from CB2 8′ x 10′- $600 (on sale)
Leaves Fitted Sheet from The Land of Nod- $24
Apples Skirt from The Land of Nod- $39

5- Car Free by Tatsuro Kiuchi on 20×200- $175 framed 14″ x 11″

6- Abacus from CB2- $120 (on sale)

7- P’kolino Table and Chairs– $129
Blue and Green OXO Candela Nightlight Pair– $40

8- Step Back into Fun by Mina Georgescu on society6- $49 21″ x 15″

9- Expedit from Ikea- $70

10- Kyoto Glider in Cream– $680
Yellow Ikat Pouf 24″- $110

Grand total= $2346 out of a total budget allowance of $2,500 leaves me $154 to find a toy box (which Heidi requested)

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My Modern Nursery #46: Blue and Green Boy’s Room

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

7- White Flat Top With Adjustable Shelves Bookcase at The Land of Nod- $300 each
SPÖKA Night light from Ikea- $15

8- Sweater Rug from West Elm 8′ x 10′- $500

9- ABC Canvas – Navy Blue and Green 20″ x 20″ from trendy peas- $76
Maritime by Blanca Gomez– $30
Kids Hand Puppet Wall Art Poster
at The Land of Nod- $80

10- Rolling Storage Crates from Serena and Lily- $188 for set of two

11- Mariposa Floor Lamp from Z Gallerie– $270
Portico Swivel Glider from Crate & Barrel– $1000
Blue Apple Pillow from Jonathan Adler- $98
ABC Blue Pouf- $164

My Modern Nursery #44: Lavender and Lime

This design board was a reader request.  I was a little reluctant to tackle this color combination because it’s been done the wrong way so many times.  Just google it and you’ll see what I mean– not very modern.  But sometimes I like to take on a challenge, so here’s what I did to make lavender and lime modern for a baby girl.

1- AMELIA  – Purple and Green Botanical Cranes Mobile from Gin and Rummy- $45

2- Noah Owl Storage Box from Mod Mom Furniture- $475

3- P’kolino Kids Multi-Use Art Easel in White– $120

4- Areaware Pico Purple Terrier Pillow– $28
Olli & Lime George 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set
– $320

5- Ikea PS Maskros Pendant Lamp– $90

6- Rosa Pillow from Chiasso- $68 (discontinued)
Shred White Pillow from CB2- $40
Breathe Organic Pillow Cover from pbteen- $29

7- Botanic Canvas Artwork- Dahlia and Pod- $58 each

8- Oeuf Robin Crib – Birch / White– $590
Ikea PS Fangst– $5

9- Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker – Ecru– $700

10- Deer Wool Rug (5′ x 7.6′) from Avalisa- $778

Real Room Tour: Declan’s “Crib”

Allison designed a bright and creative space for her son Declan.  It’s a vintage/modern mix with a lot of personal DIY touches– starting with the letters spelling out his name.

The crib is Amy Coe’s Westport crib, which you can get right now on amazon.  It was a great affordable two-tone option with a storage drawer.  Hercule the Elephant was an adorable stand-in until Declan arrived to claim his place in the crib.

see more of this room…

Earth Day Giveaway from Kids Konserve!

Between Passover and Easter, Earth Day doesn’t quite seem to be getting the coverage it deserves, but we’re going to turn your attention to caring for the planet with this week’s wonderful giveaway from Kids Konserve.

Earth Day is a great time to remember to reduce, reuse and recycle, and Kids Konserve products are all about reusing.  One simple change you can make this Earth Day to reduce your waste and teach your kids the value of reusing is to get rid of the plastic lunch baggies and the brown paper bags for good.

With their Lunch Kits, Snak Paks, bottles, bags and food containers, Kids Konserve has everything you need to kick your disposable habits.  Waste free lunch kits (and the other Kids Konserve products) are non-toxic, non-leaching, BPA, PVC, Phthalate and lead-free!  We’re happy to have recently added some wonderful Kids Konserve products to our feeding guide!

To help celebrate Earth Day and spread the word about your reusable lunch options, Kids Konserve is offering 20% off your purchase at through the end of April using the coupon code “reuse2011” and will be giving away a Lunch Kit (shown above) to one lucky buymodernbaby reader!

This kit is a $45 value and includes a recycled cotton sack, cloth napkin, stainless steel beverage bottle, food kozy and two stainless steel food containers.  My 5 year old starts Kindergarden in the fall and I hope to get a couple of these kits myself so that I never have to buy another one of those plastic baggies again!

To enter and have a chance to win the Kids Konserve Lunch Kit:

Leave a comment with a lunch idea that would fit in the kit.  Make sure to include 4 items: drink, two sides and a “main course.” We will delete any entries that don’t include a lunch idea.

Be sure to enter your email address when you comment so that we can contact you if you are the winner.

The deadline to leave your comment and enter the giveaway is next Friday, April 22nd, Earth Day at 8 am.

The winner will be chosen randomly from among the unique entrants (just one entry per person).  I’ll be posting the winner on my Facebook page first, so look out and like me over there.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  Good luck and tell your friends!

My Modern Nursery #39: Reader Request

I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I posted a design board!  That doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on them.  I’ve especially enjoyed working with Robin on her baby’s gender neutral nursery over the past couple weeks.  Robin came to me with an inspiration and a very small room.  She was drawn to the Alphabet Poster by Jenn Ski so I used that as a starting point.  We worked back and forth and this is what we came up with.

Robin was fortunate to have some hand-me-down furniture.  The crib, dresser and rocker shown are not the same ones she has, but they are my picks for you to recreate the room with.

1- Alphabet Zoo Education Art Poster Print by Jenn Ski, 38×24– $23

2- Cozy Convertible Crib from AP Industries- $1120
Woodours Wood Musical Crib Mobile, Brown– $59

3- Smile Pillow in Yellow from Honey Pie Design- $38
Custom crib skirt using DwellStudio Gate Citrine Fabric (Robin’s MIL is making one but you can have it made by Isla Corinne)
Meadowsweet Fabric Bunting from Paisley Handmade- $25

4- Aina curtains from Ikea- $50

5- Zigzag rug from West Elm 5’x8′- $250

6- Round Owl and Sweet Owl from Skårt- $52 each

7- Copenhagen 3 drawer dresser from AP Industries

8- Nyfors Floor Lamp– $80
with Kivsta Shade from Ikea- $25
360 Perforated Steel Side Table from Urban Outfitters- $140

9- Little Castle Monaco Glider in Microsuede– $800 (now on sale for $633)
Labyrinth Citrine Pillow from DwellStudio- $78 (I want one of these in Ash!)

10- Stacked Turtle Print, Stacked Elephant Print and Custom Birth Print from trendy peas- $29, $24, $26

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