After a few months of colorful nursery designs, I was feeling a cozy neutral for fall. You may have noticed that the overwhelming predominance of gray interiors over the last few years is giving way to a resurgence of cream and off whites. If you haven’t noticed yet, keep watching.
Browsing through the neutral paint colors at Lullaby Paints, I loved the subtle moonlit glow of Luna Moon, a light gray mixed with a touch of yellow. The trick to layering neutrals is adding lots of texture, and I think we’ve accomplished that.
1- Arima Geometric Curtain– $200
Dauphine Wood Large Pendant– $529
2- Luna Moon Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
3- Consuegra by Sharon Rowan- price depends on size and options
4- Norfolk Convertible Crib from DwellStudio- $500
Norfolk 3 Drawer Dresser– $600
5- Moroccan Wedding Blanket Tapestry– $250
6- Feather Mobile from The Red Bird Shop- $60
7- Conway Large Basket from CB2- $130
Teke Throw– $90
8- Janod Doggy Pull Toy– $23
9- Selina Rug– $100-$775
10- Lovely Lonely Bear– $55
SAIC Quantum Rocking Chair from CB2- $700
Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest. I love working with them on these nursery boards and coming up with modern nursery inspiration using their baby-safe colors.
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Of course Ikea is a great solution for small space living, and walking through the store this week, this super simple nursery set up caught my eye.
It’s SO easy and inexpensive to duplicate this nursery in your home even with very little space.
1- VIVAN Curtains– $10
2- VISIONÄR round, VISIONÄR diamond, VISIONÄR oval– $14 for all three
3- STUVA Crib with drawers– $190
4- UPPBO Floor/reading lamp– $45
5- POÄNG Rocking chair– $180
6- SÖFTEN rug– $25
Grand Total- $464– With tax, still under $500– Gotta love that!
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It’s the perfect companion to the Rockwell Bassinet but also a stunning piece of furniture in it’s own right. Monte Design is upping its already top notch game with the stunning design of the Jackson Rocker.
You can’t go wrong with this pairing of chrome and walnut, and you can choose your fabric and lumbar pillow color. $1200
I was looking for a shade of green from Lullaby Paints for our first nursery board of the spring and from the swatches on their website, Citron jumped out at me. You might be intimidated by this bright, bold green but I did my son’s toddler room with a similar shade so I know from experience that with enough light and white in the room, it’s a very livable and pleasant color!
The only problem I had with Citron was that on different websites, the color looked very different so I wasn’t sure exactly which shade I’d be working with. This can happen a lot when looking at colors on your computer monitor, so before you ever finalize your paint choices, get an actual sample and try it in the space where you’ll be using it. This is the only accurate way to find out how a paint shade will look under the lighting conditions in your home.
1- Citron Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Themis Decor Mobile from Artecnica
3- You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey Poster from May and Baz Store- $13+
Be Happy Print from Mini Learners- $7
4- AION wood lamp from Iumi Design- $170
5- Ti Amo Moderna Island Crib– $500
Fisher Throw– $79
6- Stairway White 96″ Wall Mounted Bookcase– $400
Newgate Cubic Grey and White Alarm Table Clock– $40
Mini Ice Cream Light– Blue- €9,95
7- This Little Piggy Wood Rocker– $130
8- Featherbottom Rug 8′ x 10′- $460
9- Presidio Glider white canvas with Sprout piping- $1100
Love Graphic Print Pillow by Alexander Girard from Vitra- $130
10- Mula Crane with Blocks from Ikea- $15
We have tons of other ideas for your Citron nursery on our Pinterest board so if you need more art choices, additional accessories or even different lighting and furniture options, we’ve got you covered.
Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are my favorite option for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest. I love the opportunity to create these modern nurseries using their baby-safe colors. Order samples to find the perfect shade for your nursery.
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After the newborn basics (which we covered last week), my favorite part of preparing for baby is arranging the nursery. Of course a nursery doesn’t have to be a separate room just for baby. Your nursery could be part of a shared children’s room, it could be a corner of your own bedroom, we’ve even seen nurseries in the closet! Wherever baby is going to sleep as they grow and the area where you’ll keep most of their things can be considered the nursery.
The number one purchase, and the focal point of any nursery is the crib. Most people will select a full-size crib but there are also mini-cribs for smaller spaces. You can extend the lifespan of your crib by choosing one that can convert to a toddler bed or even a full-sized bed. Depending on the number and spacing of your children, you can really get a lot of use out of a crib. With two boys and a toddler bed conversion, we used ours for 7 years straight!
Pictured: Babyletto Hudson Crib
Once you’ve got the crib picked out, you can dress it up with your bedding choices. Your favorite pattern can be the inspiration for the entire nursery or you can select solid color crib sheets to coordinate with the room. Either way, I recommend you have a minimum of three sheets to cover laundry emergencies.
One of my favorite registry items is a bouncer and after a place to sleep, a safe and comfortable place to sit is your next priority. As much as you love to cuddle and carry your newborn, sometimes you just need to put them down. When picking a bouncer, think about how and where you’d like to use it in your home and consider how portable you need it to be.
Pictured: 4moms mamaRoo
The next most important nursery area to consider is the changing area. This can be as simple as a mat on the ground or a full dresser with changing platform and many things in between. You can pick whatever fits your home and your lifestyle. If the nursery is upstairs, consider a secondary changing area on the first floor.
A rocking chair or glider is highly optional, but if you have the space for one you won’t regret having it. We still have one in our bedroom and it’s the most comfortable seat in the house. If you can, try to find one that you could see yourself falling asleep in. I also like having an ottoman with it so that you can put your feet up.
Pictured: Monte Design Como Glider
Finally, while baby will be perfectly happy playing on a blanket on the floor, the time they spend on their playmat will become some of your most memorable hours. I still have one of the toys that hung from our play gym stashed away somewhere as a precious memento.
Pictured: Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Activity Gym
To review, in order of importance, to help get your nursery ready, I recommend adding the following items to your registry list:
Your nursery can be as basic or as elaborate as you like. Babylist has put together a series “Best of Guides” that include the top picks of thousands of parents to help you make a great choice for your nursery. They have guides for Cribs, Crib Sheets, Bouncers and Swings, Changing Tables and Pads and Playmats, and you can add your favorite products to your Babylist Baby Registry.
Thanks to Babylist for sponsoring this informative series. Next week, in part 3, we’ll get you ready to leave the house and travel with baby!
When we planned to use Saltire as our paint color of the month for January, I knew I didn’t want to make it a snowy white winter theme. With a hint of gray, I knew I could take this salty white shade totally tropical.
There was so much fabulous inspiration to be collected on our Pinterest board so you can find even more beautiful options to perfect your modern tropical nursery space and take the theme as far as you dare.
1- Saltire Wall Paint from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
2- Woven Wall Hanging- Peach Patchwork Stairs– $285
3- Elkeland Mobile– $100
Emerson Modern Industrial Fan with 60-Inch Blades, Black Finish– $180
4- Sum Total Art Print by Shari Margolin- $20 – $530
Hummingbird Children’s Art Print by Sara Shashani- $20 – $530
Monstera Leaf Poster from Lovely Posters- $11+
5- Karla DuBois Baby Oslo Convertible Crib with Drawer– $400
6- Small Friendship Cathedral– $35
Karla DuBois Baby 2 Drawer Adjustable Cubby Extra Deep Dresser– $410
7- Wooden Pull Back Car– $20
8- Archive New York Antigua Pillow in Black and White– $150
Tropical Palm Fronds Pillow Cover– $38+
Atsuyo et Akiko Golden Unicorn Pillow with Pocket– $60
Pink Blanky– $51
9- Innit Designs Acapulco Rocker– $410
Baby Jives Collaboration – Doll & Rain Cloud – Dreamy Peach Pink– $125
10- True Stripe Rug– $345
Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are my favorite option for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest. It’s so much fun to work on these nursery boards with Lullaby Paints and come up with great modern nurseries using their baby-safe colors. We’re really excited to work with them again this year and hope that you love this first board of 2016!
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I liked the original patterned panels on the Alto Crib from Spot on Square, but these colorful translucent panels really get my brain buzzing. So pretty. This is a great way to add a modern pop of color to your nursery!
In addition, you can now get the Eicho Collection in gray in addition to white.
Now don’t mind me, I’ll just be putting an Eicho Twin Bed on my new home wish list. I have an almost 10 year old who could use an upgrade!
I’ve been playing around with ideas for decorating the house we’re moving into next month. We’re starting off with light warm gray walls throughout, so I loved working with this shade. Frosted Veil from Lullaby Paints is really close to the color in our new home and it’s a perfect neutral that’s really easy to use. In this glamorous modern nursery, the paint color is a background for black and gold.
We assembled an exciting combination of fun accessories for this space, but there are SO MANY MORE items on the Frosted Veil Nursery Inspiration Pinterest Board including additional rug options, different lighting ideas and more art pieces to make this black and gold scheme work for you.
1- Cotton Canvas Scribble Lattice Curtain– $29-$59
2- Apple of My Eye Print from Old English Co- $25
Lightning Storm Wall Hung Cloud Mobile from Baby Jives Co- $34
3- Astro 1 Light Bowl Shaped Pendant– $230
4- Frosted Veil from Lullaby Paints– $33 per half gallon
5- Goldie Pants Lion Doll from Born on Monday
6- DaVinci Jenny Lind Convertible Crib, Ebony Black– $280
7- Victoria Bentwood Rocking Chair in Antique Black- $140
Faux Leather Pouf– $90
8- Nobodinoz Teepee in Black & White Diamonds- about $245 includes US shipping
9- Fade to Grey Pillow– $35
10- Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe Platinum & Ivory Rug- 8.5’x11′- $550
Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our nursery board series. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery. For more nursery color inspiration, follow Lullaby Paints on Pinterest. We’ve got all our shared boards there so you’ll love their pins!
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Spot on Square wants to give you more options to customize your modern nursery. They will soon be releasing a line of organic crib bedding with clean, modern patterns and easy-to-use colors.
Spot on Square will also have the Trio Rug in blue, grey, green or pink.
All the new soft goods are expected to be released March 9th but you can pre-order them today. Without too much thought or effort, you’ll be able to create an entire perfect nursery using just Spot on Square.
Spot on Square‘s popular Roh crib is now available in white with acrylic. Previously it was a two tone piece with walnut and acrylic on the front, walnut or walnut and acrylic on the back and white on the sides. Now you can choose a simpler, cleaner look with just white and acrylic. Shall we call it the fish tank of cribs? Seriously, it’s gorgeous though. ($1700-$2100 and expected to ship October 2014)
I MAY be using this crib in our next nursery board. Follow along on Pinterest as that inspiration develops.