I love the opportunity to create a one-stop-shopping experience. If you can place an order for your entire nursery from one shop in one online shopping cart, what could be easier or more convenient?! My Urban Child has an immense selection of modern nursery furniture and accessories, so when they challenged me to do this nursery board featuring Ubabub’s Nifty collection, I had a lot of great options to round out the design. Only three accessory pieces in this space are from other sources and you could always put those on your baby registry.
1- Ferm Living Mountain Friends Wall Smart Wallpaper- $104 a roll
2- Ferm Living Studio 3- $167
Ferm Living Studio 2- $146
3- Lights Up! Lucy Pendant- $242
4- Four Birds Print from CB2- $100
5- Oilo Raindrops Crib Sheet Aqua- $49
Ubabub Nifty Timber Crib- $1000
6- Ubabub Nifty Changing Table- $500
Oilo Changing Pad Cover and Topper- Aqua- $70
7- Ava Toddler Chair and Ottoman in Aqua Velvet from Jennifer Delonge- $538
8- Figaro the Birdie from Blabla Kids- $56
9- Wooden Bird Mobile from The Red Bird Shop- $60
10- Oilo Raindrops Pillow Aqua- $49
Nursery Works Sleepytime Rocker in Mocha- $500
Chandra Rugs India Cotton Rug 7’9″ x 10’6″- $320
Thanks to our long-time partner My Urban Child for sponsoring this design and post. Take a look at what they have to offer and take 5% off your purchase with the code BMB5!
One of my favorite visits at the ABC Kids Expo 2013 was the TULIP Juvenile / Natart Juvenile display. With an entirely new, super-modern collection, I had a blast just listening in on the sales director’s product demonstrations. I took a seat in one of their incredibly comfortable (and ultra functional) new gliders and just enjoyed the show.
Tulip debuted the Soren Collection, which features angled legs with Mid Century inspiration. The round crib shown here converts to a desk.
The Soren Quattro is a crib and dresser combo which later converts to a twin bed and dresser.
The Soren Bunk is fully upholstered and includes four ladders so it can be placed anywhere in a room.
The Soren collection includes a total of 13 pieces so there’s lots to choose from.
The Natart Line features two new glider/recliners that are really unique. The Parker has the square back…
… and the Hannah is a round backed style. Both styles are available in Taupe or Gray microfiber or white or charcoal bonded leather.
What is really interesting about the gliders is that their arms can be raised individually, which can make nursing or just holding baby more upright more comfortable and relaxing. They also have a removable headrest that can better accommodate taller parents or can be used over the armrest for extra padding. These are some really neat new seats to consider.
You should be seeing these products at your favorite local baby stores very soon. They were a bit hit among retailers.
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I’m glad to see Dutalier is doing well with its modern nursery collections and they will continue to expand their modern nursery offerings. With partnerships like their giggle exclusives, they’re doing a great job raising brand awareness and visibility in this market, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them!
I had a great visit with Dutailier at the ABC Kids Expo, and while their room displays were awesome, I must admit that the way the furniture was arranged made it hard to photograph. Hopefully you can still get an idea of what it was like.
Here you can see the prototype for a newer crib and dresser collection. I think the painted feet and green sliding dresser front are really fun. You can’t see in the photo, but the sides of the crib also have a green insert. I think this is a great way to add a little fun into the nursery even if it does reduce the versatility.
The Papaya collection isn’t new although this year they brought the furniture in lots of different color combinations. It’s paired with a blue Kelowna glider with an Aluminium base.
Below, the Pomelo 3-Drawer Dresser looks amazing in purple and the Classico recliner looks slick with the metal leg option.
There are two brand new nursery collections this year from Dutailier– the Biscotti collection…
… and the Cupcake Collection. I wish you could see the Cupcake dresser better in the photo but it’s really cute with circular impressions as the drawer pulls.
The Misti glider is a new addition to the Moderno collection.
Dutailier really has put together an impressive collection of well made, comfortable and beautiful modern gliders. Their selection is second to none and there are lots of great designs to choose from.
With updates to their website and additional photography, I hope to use more Dutailier in our nursery idea boards in the coming year and maybe even see some of their collections in photos of YOUR nurseries!
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This is one of my FAVORITE posts in my ABC Kids Expo coverage each year. I love to find new modern styles and options in out of the way corners. It’s easy to find modern furniture in the “Modern Child” section, but brands with more traditional lines are increasingly testing out modern designs and I love to showcase them.
First, my mouth nearly dropped open when I spotted this spectacular collection from Capretti Design. The quality of these is unmistakable. This is some serious construction and craftsmanship– Amish made in the US– and it’s beautifully obvious when you see these in person.
They’re calling this their Mid-Century Collection and it’s solid Walnut finished in tung oil. The crib retails for $2500 and the dresser is $3000.
Basically, I really just want this dresser in my bedroom asap!
Capretti Design’s Mid-Century Collection will be available in Sprout San Francisco locations (Manhattan, Chicago and San Francisco), Firefly Furnishings in Denver and Give Wink in the Miami area. I may have to stop at Give Wink to get another look!
I stopped in to see what the Australian brand Boori is up to and I discovered Boori’s Urbane brand, featuring two great modern collections. Omni includes a crib that converts into a twin size bed, a wardrobe and a dresser.
The Urbane collections are priced reasonably (Omni crib is about $600 and the Lucia crib is about $400) and are even Greenguard certified.
Next, at Childcraft, I noticed the Soho crib in this two-tone Oiled Oak / Putty combination. This is a beauty for under $300. I had to ask again whether that was the RETAIL price and they insisted it is. So if this is what you’re looking for, just wait until February or March.
Here is another version of the Soho crib, which incidentally converts to a toddler bed, day bed and full bed. The base on this version is a little different and I believe this one had plexiglass sides, which is kinda cool. I recommended they do this crib in white as well. We’ll see if they listen.
The Soho collection also includes a changing table, dressers, night stand and student desk.
Next, at Storkcraft, I discovered a collaboration between notNeutral and Zutano that has resulted in some really cool furniture. The notNeutral BB2 Convertible Crib comes in this color combination as well as white/espresso and white/natural.
Here you have the Tivoli Convertible Crib and Changer and the 3-Drawer Dresser. This will come in six color combinations which is good because this Expresso/Cloud combo is not my favorite.
I much preferred this Sunny / Natural combo that was on display at the Zutano booth. Cool, right?
Finally, I couldn’t help but be taken in by the sleek minimalism at Quax. This is not yet being distributed in the US but maybe they had some luck making contacts at the Expo.
What I really loved was how the crib converts into that awesome sofa down there.
I predict we are going to be seeing more of this feet first changing position making its way into more US nurseries. It really just makes more sense even though here it really blocks that top drawer.
The collection at Quax even included a toy box AND they make the plush toys and bedding shown in the display as well.
Would you be interested in something THIS minimal?
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We spotted two new items from one of our favorite modern nursery brands, Monte Design at the ABC Kids Expo 2013.
First, they’re introducing a walnut base on the Tavo High Chair. This adds even more opportunity for you to match your highchair with your adult dining furniture, and the walnut just looks spectacular, no?
While giggle currently is the exclusive retailer for the beautiful new Como Glider, this will be more widely available in 2014. In our last post we showed the Pebble Gray, but here you can see it in Sand.
Don’t you even just want one of these for your living room?
I was happy just to see the Spot on Square collections in person for the first time, but previewing their all new Alto Collection was an added bonus. This clean white collection comes with white side panels but can be accented with colorful panels.
The Alto Collection includes the crib, dresser with changing top and a credenza and should be available in early 2014.
Shown below are two of my favorites… the Roh Crib and the Ulm Crib.
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Oeuf has some really cool new additions to its collections coming in 2014.
The first item that was getting a lot of attention was this beautiful toddler table and chair set. I love the style of the legs. The table will come with two chairs. There are also two styles of chairs– with a plain straight back…
… or with bear or rabbit ears. In the photo above you can also see Oeuf’s new fabric sticker collection that can be used to decorate the chairs, your walls or any other smooth surface that could use a silly face!
Oeuf will also be offering this new toddler bed as a less expensive alternative to the Classic Toddler Bed.
The amazing Perch bunk bed (which I’m obsessed with) will be available as a full size loft to better suit older children in need of more space.
And check out the new additional storage accessories. This shelving just hooks over the bed frame.
And this cabinet can stand alone or be hooked to the bed as well. I want one of these as a bench under Mr. 4′s window!
Thanks to Oeuf for the tour and I can’t wait to see these pieces come out. I hope to own some soon!
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The MDB Family of brands had a really strong showing at ABC Kids Expo 2013. With brands like Babyletto, Nursery Works (used to be one word- now it seems to be two), and Ubabub under its umbrella, they have a whole range of products for modern nursery furniture lovers across the board.
First from Nursery Works, the Vetro Crib looks better than ever in this gray Shadow Acrylic color. While the completely clear one disappears a little too much, the Shadow Vetro is a dark crib with a nice level of transparency.
Nursery Works also showed off it’s Empire Rocker in this crazy custom camouflage fabric. It’s a great reminder that any of their rockers can still be ordered with your custom fabric choices, but most importantly, notice that this isn’t actually a rocker! You will be able to order replacement legs to change your rocker into a stationary chair. This is a great way to extend the life of your furniture! I believe the replacement legs will be about $200.
It’s always a pleasure to see the Ubabub pieces in person, but they also debuted the prototype of the Pod Dresser. Designed to coordinate with the incredible Pod Cot, I hope to see a version of this available before too long!
Babyletto is entering the world of toddler furniture in a big way next year. With THREE new table and chair sets, they’re covering a range of modern styles. I can’t decide which I like best.
No, I lied. This Lemonade Playset is my favorite!
And it’s not just table and chair sets from Babyletto. Their Skip toddler bed is really sweet.
I’m not sure how I feel about Babyletto’s new rocking chair. Thoughts?
But I KNOW I love the Lolly Collection.
Finally, Babyletto is entering the textile business and I’m super impressed with the results. Designed in-house, the top two designs on each side will be released first with the bottom patterns coming out further in the future. You can also look for Pure Core and Coco Core non-toxic mattresses from Babyletto in 2014. These will come in regular and mini crib sizes.
Last but not least, DaVinci’s ever-popular Jenny Lind crib will soon be available in this sunny yellow color.
Congratulations to the MDB Family on a great show. To celebrate, they’re offering you 10% off any purchase on Babyletto.com from now through November 15th. Unfortunately that won’t cover any of the new things here, but they do already have a great collection.
Giggle is introducing their exclusive Signature Crib and Signature Dresser in an all white or white with orange combination. Shipping in mid-October, this fall and Halloween season is the perfect time to debut this bold fun version of Dutailier’s Pomelo collection.
If you’re looking for anything in orange, you’re going to have to try at giggle. Many of these items can ONLY be found in these orange versions from giggle. With special arrangements with brands like Boon, Baby Bjorn, Ubbi, P’kolino and Kid-O, giggle has carved out a special little niche!
giggle Moses Basket ($90), giggle Better Basics Fitted Orange Striped Crib Sheet ($40), Orb Bottle Warmer ($30), Fresh Changing Station ($60)
Chalkboard Storage Bench($70), Giraffe Silhouette Lamp ($175), A to Z Magnatab (Upper Case)($28), Free Play Magnatab ($23)
Chalkboard Bookshelf ($120), Chalk Table & Benches($100), Go Car ($13), Tug Boat ($17)
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Giggle’s exclusive Gustav collection is now available for pre-order. This crib and dresser from Troll Nursery are beautifully hand-crafted from European birch and feature a clean Scandinavian style including visible dovetail joints.