My Modern Nursery #111: Mid-Century Tangerine Nursery Inspiration Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

When my friends at Lullaby Paints suggested Tangerine for this months wall color, I was hesitant. It’s been about three years since last we did an orange nursery and I still like that one, so I agreed to take on the challenge. Tangerine is a brighter orange than Blaze so I would suggest using it on only one or two walls instead of for the entire room.

This Tangerine space seemed the perfect place to use the Skylar collection from Newport Cottages and from that decision, a mid-century modern style was the obvious direction. With the retro look of the furniture, it would have been very easy to go overboard with the styling of this space, but I tried to stay away from any choices that were too obvious. If you want to take the mid-century style further, I did pin those options on our Tangerine Nursery Inspiration Pinterest Board.

My Modern Nursery 111 Tangerine Nursery Inspiration from Lullaby Paints

1- Tangerine Wall Paint from Lullaby Paint- $59 a gallon
2- Cove Hanging Planter– $17
3- Colorblock Corkboard Letters– $20 each
Whimsical Bird Print from Tracy Walker Ink- $35
4- Fas LED Floor Lamp– $450
5- Arima Geometric Curtain– $200- $290
Skylar Crib– $1300
6- Skylar 4 Drawer Dresser– $1300
Risom Rocker– $2500 – $2800
7- Reversible Canvas Storage Bin from Aunt Bucky- $30
8- Charley Harper Butterfly Throw Pillow– $32
Terrazzo Wool Dhurrie Rug– $880
9- Arthur the Snake by Teeny Tini- $44
10- Woodland Dark Play Gym from Finn + Emma- $135

We have tons of other ideas for your Tangerine nursery on our Pinterest board so if you need other furniture or decor options, see what we’ve collected over there. You can turn up the mid-century modern style with something like a Nelson clock or tone it down further with a totally different rug etc…

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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My Modern Nursery #83: Turquoise Geo Sponsored by Modified Tot

Last month I used Modified Tot‘s Kenzie crib bedding collection to inspire a fun modern girl’s nursery, but I wanted to do one for the guys as well.  I selected another exclusive Modified Tots crib set as my inspiration– this time, the Turquoise Geo collection.  I love the combination of aqua, orange and gray and enjoyed the different ways you can play with this scheme.  Here’s what I came up with…

My Modern Nursery #83

1- The Magic Bus Print from blancucha- $30
2- Sanela Curtains Pair from Ikea- $703- Turquoise Geo *Mod Exclusive* Crib Set from Modified Tot- full set- $355
4- Flights of Fancy Mobile from KLTworks- $180
5- Elephant Crib from Oeuf- $675
6- Turquoise Geo changing pad cover– $50
Malm 3 Drawer Chest in turquoise from Ikea- $80
7- Open Book Bin from The Land of Nod- $180
Geometric Rug from Thomas Paul 8′ x 10′ – $1900
8- Lion Plush Toy from poosac- $41
9- Atomic Lobster Arc Floor Lamp from CB2- $300
10- Grazia Swivel Gilder from Monte Design- $1200
Ikea PS 2014 Multicolor storage table – $70

What’s your favorite part?

Thanks to Modified Tot for sponsoring this post.  The Turquoise Geo collection was a pleasure to work with!

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Real Room Tour: Dylan’s Room by SISSY + MARLEY

Dylan’s nursery is another spectacular space designed by SISSY + MARLEY in their signature modern style.

This room features a subtle safari theme highlighting the Giraffe Wallpaper from SISSY + MARLEY for Jill Malek.


With wild animal accents, a Monte glider and Oeuf furniture in Walnut, this modern nursery is clean and bright but still has a warm and cozy feel.


No place is cozier than this sunny window seat.


The room is personalized and accessorized to perfection.


A Binth Alphabet Poster hangs above the changing area with an Oilo cover.


And what safari nursery would be complete without a faux taxidermy head?  This one is a sweet gazelle by Tamar Mogendorff.


Dylan is really starting off in style!  Thanks to SISSY + MARLEY for sharing the photos of this special space.  You have extraordinary taste and I’m blown away by all the special details.

All photography by Marco Ricca.

Orange October: Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser from Dutailier

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.

Giggle Signature Crib and Dresser by Dutailer

The crib retails for $800 and the dresser is $850.  There’s also a matching Twin Bed, Nightstand and Crib Conversion Kit.

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!

Orange Giggle Exclusives

Row by row from the top left:

giggle Moses Basket ($90), giggle Better Basics Fitted Orange Striped Crib Sheet ($40), Orb Bottle Warmer ($30), Fresh Changing Station ($60)

BabyBjorn Potty Chair ($30), BabyBjorn Safe Step ($20), Naked Collapsible Baby Bathtub ($60), Ubbi Diaper Pail ($80)

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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My Modern Nursery #61: Get the Look: Tori Spelling’s Nursery for Finn

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s tour of Tori Spelling’s youngest son Finn’s nursery.  Today I’m going to break it down for you in a bit more detail to help you achieve the same look.

Some of the pieces are exactly the same, and others are accessible alternatives.

1- Tempaper Marrakesh Honey Jade
Giraffes Giclée Print
from The Paper Nut- $30
Giraffe on Tricycle from Jango Arts- $12.50
French Circus Giraffe Download– $3.25
Giraffe Family Antique Print– $125
Orange Giraffe in Stripes Print from Indira Albert- $35
2- Manny & Simon Giraffe– $32
Zuny Classic Series Giraffe (Long Neck) Tan Animal Bookend– $55
3- Giraffe Sconce by Jonathan Adler– $195 each
4- Vintage Brass Pair Giraffe, Mother and Baby Set from Her Vintage Crush- $68
Modernist Style Giraffe
from Haus Proud- $58
5- Vintage Marquee Lights Letter F– $200
6- Beckett Dresser Version I in Tangerine Orange from SPI Baby- $2190
7- Giraffe Painting from NimbuRu- $49
8- Melissa & Doug Giraffe Plush– $100
9- Regency Crib from ducduc- $1895
10- Savannah 4 Drawer Changer from ducduc- $2150
11- Ubbi Diaper Pail Orange Giggle Exclusive- $79
12- Finn Rocker from Anthropologie- $1698
Spice Ticking Woven Cotton Rug from Dash & Albert- $414
13- Udaipur Toddler Quilt from Rickshaw Design- $120

Some ideas to make this more affordable… wallpaper only one wall, paint a vintage dresser orange, search thrift stores for giraffe collectibles, recover a vintage rocker in yellow fabric

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Real Room Tour: Tori Spelling’s Nursery for Little Finn

I love when celebrity nurseries are full of products and ideas that we can all purchase or emulate.  In this, Tori Spelling’s fourth (and my favorite) nursery, she and her longtime friends Bill Horn and Scout Masterson (aka: The Guncles) put together a space for Finn that looks “collected” rather than “decorated.”  This isn’t a space full of custom furniture and built ins.  You can really achieve this stylish look in your own home without hiring a decorator and a carpenter.

Tori was inspired by a vintage giraffe figurine that she spotted at a flea market early in her pregnancy.  She decided to execute the giraffe theme in a modern regency style with vintage touches.  Because of some unexpected complications during the pregnancy, Tori oversaw the details of her little one’s nursery from a hospital bed.

The Regency Crib and Savannah changer from ducduc nyc define the modern regency style and are the foundations of this glamorous nursery.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

The bold turquoise and gold walls are a dramatic backdrop.  Amazingly, this look was achieved with Tempaper‘s Marrakesh Honey Jade temporary wallpaper.  The Guncles discovered the pattern and Tori’s husband Dean hung in her hospital room for her 2 1/2 months stay.  It was such a part of her and Finn’s journey together that she had to use it in his nursery at home as well.

The beautiful orange Beckett dresser from SPI Baby adds a great pop of color in the room and is a perfect home for a collection of vintage (and modern) giraffes.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

On the changer you can see a custom orange ChangePad from Nook and Finn also enjoys a Pebble mattress.  Of course the Ubbi diaper pail is orange to match as well.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

The comfy vintage looking rocker from Anthropologie happens to be named “Finn” so Tori took this as a sign that it was the perfect chair for her little boy.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

Tori and the Guncles trolled Etsy and eBay for all the vintage giraffe artwork and figurines that appear throughout the room.  I’m kinda jealous of the awesome giraffe collection they gathered together!

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

In addition to some fancy furniture pieces, this nursery, like so many of yours, includes DIYs, crafts and sale finds.  Tori made the rug by sewing together some vintage place mats from an estate sale.  The yellow bookshelf was a yard sale find that Finn’s older siblings helped paint to match his chair.  Tori worked with a friend who taught her how to macramé to make the mobile with paper mâché giraffes.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

Congratulations to Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott on Finn’s safe arrival.  He’s a lucky little boy to have his special space and loving family to come home to.

(photo credit: Michael Simon/ Startraks)

Thanks to Marquee Communications for sharing this nursery with us and for the hand they had in putting it together!

Real Room Tour: Henry’s Home with a Hint of Nautical

I’m so pleased to have discovered this fresh nursery on the lovely blog You’re So Martha.  Justine, who is expecting Henry’s arrival any time now, has a spectacular space to welcome him home to.  Using just a hint of a nautical “overtone,” this room comes together perfectly.

I love the soothing gray with navy aqua and orange as color accents.  Even the small name canvas on the wall make such a great impact.  It’s so simple and so perfect.

In this wide-angle view of the room, you can see the layout of the entire nursery.

I like seeing a glider near the crib.  It makes it so much easier to rock a baby to sleep and then transfer them to the crib if you don’t have to cross the entire room.  It’s also a good place to sit when trying to comfort a baby back to sleep when you don’t want to grab them out of the crib.

The reading bench summarizes the scheme of the room perfectly.  It’s a great spot where all the colors in the room come together and it’s a great way to add storage to an awkward spot under the window.

continue to see the rest of Henry’s nursery…

Real Room Tour: Blue But Gender Neutral Modern Nursery

Jodie Okun of Jodie Okun Interiors (also the mother of twins!) designed this beautiful space for her good friends– and what lucky friends they are!

I love the color combination with the aqua blue and the persimmon orange of the notNeutral Season rug and the back of the bookcase.

Just a quick comment about the Jenny Lind Crib.  While it is in no way “modern,” I fully support anyone who loves the ultra-traditional Jenny Lind style crib.  The style comes from before the era of the sleigh style crib that drives me batty, so it’s a great choice for something affordable and that will give you an eclectic look.  I think I might have to start a pin board just to show you Jenny Lind cribs in more modern nurseries in case you still don’t believe me.

The reading corner here is cozy and bright, and the art wall around the changing area is totally wonderful.  You may have noticed that it’s all about art walls these days and Jodie has executed it perfectly.

Speaking of art, her daughter did the series of pig drawings that hang over the crib.  It would be a great idea to have older siblings contribute to a new baby’s room with a great project like this.  The mobile is Cyclephants from Flensted.

Since I know you’re going to ask, Jodie and her friend found the giraffe at Homegoods.  How come I never find anything cool at Homegoods (except in other people’s carts)?!

I love when there’s an inspiration board to share with a nursery tour.  It’s a great opportunity to show how these images translate into an actual space.  Jodie really brought her vision to life in this project.

Thank you to Jodie for sharing these wonderful photos and her creative design.  I look forward to seeing any nurseries you put together in the future.  Go ahead to Jodie Okun Interiors to see more of her work and read more about this nursery in her original nursery reveal post!

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