My Modern Nursery #119: Miss Rumphius Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

My newest nursery nursery series sponsored by Lullaby Paints is inspired by the art and illustrations of some of my favorite children’s books. The first title I selected is Miss Rumphius, written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Cooney paints an inspirational tale of a woman, who after a full life of work, adventure and travel, finds a way to make a lasting mark by making the world a more beautiful place.

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With a subtly colorful palette, the atmosphere of the book is warm and lush and rich. You can feel warm sunshine, cool breezes and smell the lupine fragrance in the air.

MissRumphius Illustrations

We’ve captured the colors of the book in this sweet nursery space and infused it with the spirit Miss Rumphius’s adventures. Miss Rumphius made the world more beautiful, and you can start baby off in a beautiful environment of her own.

My Modern Nursery 119 Miss Rumphius Inspired Nursery

1- Spoiled Rotten from Lullaby Paints
Large World Map Poster from Art Prints Vicky- $68
2- Barton 24″ Pleated Drum Pendant– $500
3- Sailboat Mobile from Enchanted Pendulosity- $60
4- Flora in Peach by Yao Cheng-
5- Children’s Companion Library– Set of 12- $180
Wrightwood Grey Stain and White 3-Drawer Dresser– $700
6- Archway Crib– $800
7- Boho Holiday Pink/Lilac Rug– $540
8- Jess Brown + Cathy Callahan Tiny Macrame Natural Doll– $234
9- Lake Glider in Kelly Green- $1500
Claremore Toddler Sham– $30
10- Lindved Side Table from Ikea- $20

We have additional inspiration for your Miss Rumphius nursery on our Pinterest page. There are many more decor options to help you customize this sweet and lovely space.

Thanks to Lullaby Paints for sponsoring our literary 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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Be Inspired by this Inspirational Nursery

Oh, the dreams that will be cultivated here! I feel privileged to share this inspirational space with you all. The art and accessories on the dark gray background are what really make this room incredible.

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With a selection of feminist icons from The Film Artist on etsy, a young lady will have no shortage of role models to look up to.

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I’m also crazy about the oversized text art.

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A cozy reading area is a must have for developing young minds and getting them on the path to greatness.

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What’s your favorite part of this creative and colorful nursery?

Thanks Gwen, for sharing the photos of this dreamy space!

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My Modern Nursery #118: Green Gone Wild Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

We’ve had a great time this month exploring how to use Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017 in the modern nursery so of course I had to try Greenery out as a wall color in preparation for the new year. I look forward to adding a lot more green into my own home this coming year and so far I’m off to a great start with new house plants!

Lullaby Paints has a custom wall color option that allows you to specify any paint shade while still enjoying non-toxic Lullaby Paints and avoiding dangerous chemicals, so it’s easy to match any Pantone shade. This year however, I found that Lullaby Paint’s Green Gone Wild was remarkably close to “Greenery”– so close that I’ve found representations of Greenery” that are further off from each other than from the shade I’ve chosen below.

Do not be scared to try a rich green shade on the walls.  I’ve had a bright green room for one of my kids and loved it the entire 7 years we lived in the house. If such a saturated color seems overwhelming, try painting just one accent wall. Remember that kids will outgrow the nursery after just a few short years so it’s a great place to have a lot more fun with the decorating! You can always change things up as the kids get older.

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1- Composition 4 by Jaime Derringer- $ depends on size
2- Avalon Dresser & Topper Set– $1400
3- Colorblock Table Lamp– $122
4- Green Gone Wild from Lullaby Paints- $59 a gallon
5- Armstrong 8 Light Chandelier– $395
6- Ink + Ivy Ory Curtain Panel in Gold– $40 each
7- Petit Home Color Dollhouse– $70
8- Avalon Panel Storage Crib– $1650
9- Wren Swivel Glider in pink- $1100
Neve 36″ Neve Crowd Doll– $89
10- Ellison Pink Rug 8′ x 10′- $550

We have additional inspiration for your Green Gone Wild nursery on our Pinterest page. There are many more decor options there to help you customize this colorful, funky space. Also, check out the Greenery Pinterest board where we explored more “color of the year” picks and hope they inspire a you for a bright and beautiful 2017!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the year of nursery design inspiration boards that we’ve done in partnership with Lullaby Paints. We are so grateful for all their support and love having such a great partnership with a brand we feel so good about. Safe for baby and the environment, Lullaby Paints are the perfect choice for your modern nursery and we’re happy to pick them as the backdrop and inspiration for our designs each month. Happy New Year!

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My Modern Nursery #116: Cozy Luna Moon Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

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.

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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

We have more inspiration for your Luna Moon nursery on our Pinterest page. There are plenty more accessories to personalize this cozy, neutral space.

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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Super Simple Nursery at Ikea

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.

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It’s SO easy and inexpensive to duplicate this nursery in your home even with very little space.

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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!

Jackson Rocker from Monte Design

Jackson Rocker from Monte Design

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.

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You can’t go wrong with this pairing of chrome and walnut, and you can choose your fabric and lumbar pillow color. $1200

My Modern Nursery #109: Citron Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

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.

My Modern Nursery 109 Citron Green

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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Your Modern Baby Registry: Sponsored by Babylist

Nursery Registry Picks

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!

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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.

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Pictured: Freehand Crib Bedding from The Land of Nod

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.

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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.

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Pictured: Pottery Barn Extra Wide Dresser and Topper Set

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.

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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.

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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:

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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!

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My Modern Nursery #107: Tropical Saltire Nursery Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

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.

My Modern Nursery 107 Tropical White Saltire

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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New Colors from Spot on Square

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!

acrylic color panels on the Alto Crib from Spot on Square

In addition, you can now get the Eicho Collection in gray in addition to white.

Eicho Collection in gray

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!

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