I should have introduced you to Chloé Fleury’s shop long ago, but since she’s having a moving sale this weekend, I thought now’s a good time to make up for the omission.
Her inspiring nursery was shared online far and wide,
but her 3D paper art has really stolen the show.
Pop & Lolli have just introduced a new designer collection of their wall decals and wallpaper featuring the work of popular childhood illustrator, Sarah Jane. I’ve followed Sarah Jane’s work for years and and thrilled with this great collection for Pop & Lolli!
The decals include On Parade,
as well as this Custom Family Tree.
While the decals are incredible, I think the wallpaper is even more stunning. The inspiring designs include Summer Night Lights,
and this incredible Balloons design!
Long a symbol of wealth and hospitality, the pineapple has been creeping into fashion and decor as we’ve been approaching this summer season.
Inspired by this perfect beauty that grew in our yard,
I’ve got a few great pineapple designs to consider.
Bottom Row: La Piña Print by Katie Gastley, Arteriors Arcadia Lamp , Little Woolf Fitted Crib Sheet in Golden Pineapple
Finally, my favorite pineapple accessory is this tropical pineapple bunting.
Unfortunately, you’ve got to be a little craftier than I am and make this one yourself with the free crochet pattern on By Hand London.
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We’ve featured their paper mobiles before, but Frazier + Wing is branching out with new materials and shapes in 2014.
Don’t worry though, they haven’t given up on their colorful paper mobiles, they’ve just moved on to these 3D paper spheres.
I am a little sad that the older styles are gone from the website, but if they didn’t have anything new, I wouldn’t have had a reason to post about them again. Shop all the styles and colors on the Frazier + Wing website.
Looking for a banner but want something more permanent than paper and more substantial than fabric? These sweet custom name banners from Botanika Studio in Poland are the perfect personalized decor for your nursery.
These range from $20 to $29 depending on style and name length, plus $7 for shipping to the US.
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As usual, Skip Hop has a plethora of items to add to their impressive lineup in the coming year. Here are just a few of my favorites.
The Giraffe Safari Wood Toy Collection is full of fun and affordable baby gifts. It includes the Crocodile Xylophone ($25), Nest & Play Blocks ($20), Stacking Animal Blocks ($15), Fold & Play Book ($10), Peek & Play Giraffe ($10), Spin & Play Rhino ($10), and the Flip & Play Turtle ($10).
These are already available on the Skip Hop website.
If you thought Skip Hop’s bath collection was already complete, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. They’ll be adding two new essentials. The Waterfall Rinser keeps sudsy water out of sensitive eyes and the Floating Bath Thermometer features a digital readout to ensure the perfect temperature in your tub.
Skip Hop’s Playspot has a new color scheme. The yellow and gray is a great new addition that will suit so many more modern nurseries and play spaces. In the photo, you can see one other addition to the Playspot line and that is the Funspot! Three inserts turn the Playspot into a spot for tummy time fun.
And your other tummy time option is Treetop Tummy Time Mat. As far as tummy time mats go, this one is pretty cute.
shopping guide: airplane birds crib bedding giraffe nursery decor
Target is a great place for almost all home items. I can happily get lost in the home section for hours. But honestly, the kid and baby sections are often lacking in good modern decor for the nursery or toddler bedroom. Particularly in store, I have a hard time finding anything that would work for our modern aesthetic in the nursery or toddler room.
With that being said, I was excited to come across several modern crib bedding sets on Target.com recently, all under $140 and most under $100.
Bananafish Poppy crib set ($99.99)
Black and white dots. Need I say more? The bold flowers mixed with the clean look of black and white makes this set a favorite of mine. While I do love the set, the less than modern crib is a turn-off and I would love to see this on my current favorite budget-friendly crib, the Babyletto Hudson.
Room 365 Globetrotter crib set ($69.99)
I have a thing for airplanes. This set is simple yet bold, exactly what I love in a bedding set for a child.
This sweet, yet still very modern, set features soft pink birds and flowers mixed with bold black making this set a stand out for me.
First Trike crib set ($99)
Bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle. I love the clean bicycle print in fun color palette of orange, blue and beige.
Bananafish Linden crib set ($99.99)
With three simple patterns, this blue, yellow and grey set is fun and simple.
Room 365 Hot Air Balloon crib set ($79.99)
Hot air balloons plus orange dots plus chevron is a winning combination. This set could be playful and sweet in any nursery.
Bacati Baby and Me Giraffe set ($139.99)
The cute giraffe print plus a bold dot pattern make this a fun modern set.
Most of these sets are not available in store but are available online. Would you design your nursery around one of these crib bedding sets? Which is your favorite?
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I can see these sneaking into future nursery boards. How about you? Will they be sneaking into your nursery?
There is no one right answer to the best mobile question. Though there are options that are supposed to be good for capturing baby’s attention and promoting brain development, mobiles are more decorative than functional. Some are battery operated and play music, spin or light up. I have nothing against those and reluctantly admit that we had one of those gadgety gizmos, but currently, there aren’t any on the market that I’d feel good about recommending. If that changes, I’ll let you know!
For now, think of your nursery mobile as a floating piece of artwork for your modern nursery. You can hang one in a corner, over the changing table, or over the crib, but wherever you put it, make sure you hang it out of baby’s reach.
As part of our baby registry series sponsored by Babyli.st, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite sources (in no particular order) for modern mobiles. With just these 10 brands, you’ll have an incredible selection of gorgeous modern mobiles. Pick your favorite and add it to your baby registry!
1- Themis Mobiles from Artenica Designed by Clara von Zweigbergk, the Themis Mobiles are colorful, geometric and appropriate for the coolest modern nurseries. These retail for approximately $40.
2- Baby Jives
Handcrafted heirloom mobiles, these bird, boat, butterfly, cloud, fish and plane mobiles are truly works of art. Baby Jives creations retail for about $30 to $200 depending on the size.
3- Frazier + Wing
These paper mobiles are crafted by hand in a multitude of color combinations. Frazier + Wing mobiles retail for $68 to $150.
Djeco mobiles are made in France of colorful die-cut plastic shapes. They retail for about $22 to $42.
5- Petit Collage
With paper and bamboo mobiles that cover all the most popular nursery themes (birds, butterflies, farm, elephant, woodland, fish owls, transportation…), Petit Collage is a perfect addition to almost any modern nursery. The mobiles retail for $15 to $66.
If you can’t find a Flensted mobile to love, you don’t know what you’re looking for. Flensted has been around almost 60 years and has the largest assortment of modern mobile designs ranging from abstract to adorable. Some are cardboard and some are serigraphical foil. These retail for about $30 to $80.
7- Adrift Mobiles
From Schmitt Design, these abstract sculptural mobiles are as appropriate in any part of your home as they are in the nursery. Adrift mobiles range from $90 to $250.
8- Wee Gallery
Wee Gallery mobile designs emphasis high contrast and most are created to have an interesting view from below (which is presumably baby’s point of view). These retail for $12 to $26.
IGE mobiles are laser cut designs using museum board, plywood or plexiglass. I like the plywood birds and monkeys best. But take a look at the owl and black silhouettes as well. They retail for $55 to $65.
10- KLT: works
Cute plush mobiles are handmade in Washington and retail for $85 to $180. Designs include cute animals like birds, kitties, woodland creatures and even bugs!
If you’re still looking for the perfect mobile and haven’t found it yet, etsy is the next place to find tons more styles and options.
Add your favorite mobile to your baby registry with BabyList. BabyList lets you ask for exactly what you want from the retailers of your choice – including your favorite local or independent shops (like Etsy).
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Finding the perfect mobile for baby’s nursery was one of the hardest things for me during nursery planning. I ended up giving up and going with a paper lantern cluster instead, but when I find something unique, it makes me want to start all over with another very neutral nursery.
Pink Cheeks Studios creates the most unique and utterly adorable mobiles and wall hangings ranging from ninjas and Star Wars characters to woodland animals and animals with mustaches (below- Animals mustachioed mobile- $150. These mobiles could be the star of any nursery and would be easy to plan around.
And they would transition well from infant to toddler rooms. The playful characters add charm and fabrics are customizable so matching your nursery decor is easy.
Mod girls baby mobile ($120)
Woodland mobile ($165)