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My Modern Nursery #84: Gray, Pink and Yellow Sponsored by Lullaby Paints

We’re so happy to continue our nursery board series with Lullaby Paints this year, but we’re doing it a little differently this time!  While we’re still starting with ultra-safe, eco-friendly paint from Lullaby Paints, this time we’ve been using Pinterest boards to collect sources and inspiration as we work to develop the final product below.  I really hope you’ve been following along this month as this Gray, Pink & Yellow Nursery Design came together.

This month we chose a medium shade of gray called Pewter.  It’s part of the color collection created exclusively for Wayfair.com.  Gray is THE hottest color for modern nurseries and Pewter is dark enough to be a bold choice but light enough to not make the room look gloomy.  With bright pink and yellow accents and white furnishings, this room is anything but dark.

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1- Alphabet Geometric Art Print from MademoiselleYo- $15
2- Jonathan Chevron Pendant from Stray Dog Designs- $985
3- Pewter by Lullaby Paints- $75 a gallon
Wild One Canvas Banner from Sharp Tooth Studio- $45
4- Birthday Mobile- $71
Oeuf Rhea Crib
- $670
5- Pigeon Lamp- $200
Mandal Dresser from Ikea- $300
6- Ferm Living Half Moon Laundry Basket- $115
7- Mick Yellow Floor Lamp from Crate & Barrel- $150
Cambridge Light Pink / Ivory Rug 8′ x 10′- $290
8- Ferm Living Black Stripe Cushion- $82
Ferm Living Black Mini Triangle Cushion
- $82
9- Rocker Arm Shell in Magenta from Modernica- $435
Knitted Yellow Pouf from CB2- $80
10- Jealous Baby from Lucky Boy Sunday- $122

If you’re feeling this color scheme here but don’t love all the items we’ve chosen, one of the great things about our Pinterest board is that we’ve saved all the other options we considered there for you.  There are alternate furnishings, lights, hampers, rugs, toys, art etc…

Thanks as always 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, and keep a lookout for next month’s new board!

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Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

We enjoyed the Happy Chic collection at JCPenney and now there’s a Happy Chic collection specifically designed for the nursery at Babies R Us.  With four crib sheets grouped into two color options (pink and blue) and accessories to match, you can now get Jonathan Adler style for your whole nursery.

Olivia Crib sheet ($20), Olivia Blanket ($22), Dust Ruffle ($40), Quilt ($50), Owl Pillow ($20), 2-Piece Owl Wall Art ($28),  Text Wall Art ($30), and Bird Print Crib Sheet ($20)

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Charlie Elephant Printed Crib Sheet ($20), Quilt ($50), Dust Ruffle ($40), Charlie Baby Blanket ($22), 2-Piece Elephant Wall Art ($28), Text Wall Art ($30), Chain Link Crib Sheet ($20), Charlie Elephant Pillow ($20) and Charlie Lion Pillow ($20)

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This is a great way to get Jonathan Adler style for less.  Mix a couple of the Happy Chic pieces with your favorite Jonathan Adler Junior accessories for a custom look– whatever is most comfortable for your budget!

rich reasonable Jonathan Adler elephant pillows

The Elephant Needlepoint Throw Pillow features an iconic design in the traditional style of Jonathan Adler Pillows.  If it’s out of reach, the Happy Chic Charlie Elephant Pillow has an embroidered ear, eye and heart and might do the job for 1/6 of the price.

My Modern Guest from A Lovely Lark

Lauren, from the truly lovely blog A Lovely Lark, has a delicious summery nursery design for you this July 4th.  I hope your holiday is half as sweet as this gorgeous space.  Thanks Lauren!  And Happy 4th of July!

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Hi, Lauren from A Lovely Lark here, pinch hitting for Esther while she and her family are on their summer vacation! Other than, of course, the obvious fireworks and red/white/blue, July makes me think of hot, glorious summer days filled with pools, lemonade, and popsicles. So when I came across this popsicle print on Etsy, I knew it would be the perfect jumping-off point for a summer nursery:

Clockwise from top right: popsicle print, tassel garland, gold heart print, ombre pillow, gold lamp, rug, love love print, gold pouf, crib bedding, rocker, zinc letter, narwal/whale, dresser

I also created a little boy version over on my blog – stop over and take a peek. Thanks for having me Esther! xo, Lauren

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18 Jun 2013, 6:01pm
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Pink Caravan Crib from Kalon Studios

How fun!  Kalon Studios has their Caravan Crib available in pink this summer as a limited edition!  $895

Any takers?

Caravan Dresser $1495 and Divan $795 and Conversion Kit $545

Get the Look FOR LESS: Victoria’s Pink Nursery

Just one additional post about the nursery that Sissy + Marley did for Victoria.  The room of course is spectacular and it happens to come with a spectacular price tag to match.  Adding up just the sources I listed yesterday (not including the rug, books, wallpaper, snail from Australia and the cost of any other customization), the total of the items in the original picture is $9174.  This more economical version is about 70% less than the price of the original at a total of $2631.50!

1- Little Neon Bird Cage- $40
Pom Pom Organic Throw from PB Teen- $80 (same as expensive room)
2- Babyletto Kyoto Glider in Ecru- $700
Moroccan Contemporary Leather Ottoman- $135 (today on overstock.com)
Plush Snail Made to Order (custom color)- $16.50
3- Steiff Schana Swan (large)- $225
4- Thomas Paul Miss Kitty Pillow- $24
Ikea Expedit- $70 (same as expensive room)
Pandan Bins- Metallic- $24 each for 2+ (same as expensive room)
Japanese Wooden Gumball Machine- $52 (same as expensive room)
DwellStudio Bunny Push Toy (almost sold out)- $24 (same as expensive room)
DwellStudio Wooden Car Pink- $29 (same as expensive room)
Snail with Beech Ball (couldn’t find this anyplace else)- AU $22 (same as expensive room)
Zuny Series Elephant (Abby) Pink Animal Bookend- $55 (same as expensive room)
5- Baby S Pink Chair- $78 (I know it’s a knock-off, but we’re going for price here)
Malieg Mini Rabbit- $28 (same as expensive room)
6- Teodora Oval Frameless Mirror- $284 (sale price) it was tough to find a good replacement mirror!
7- Koppang 3 Drawer Chest from Ikea- $100 with a custom paint job.  Sorry for the DIY here!
Rag Dolls from Sandalias de Ana 1, 2, 3- $33.50 each
8- Geometric Landscape- $36
9- Happy Chic Bubble Table Lamps- $100 each (I couldn’t find a good sconce replacement, but these lamps look good)
Reclaimed Birdhouse in Raspberry Pink- $20 (or this is a great DIY opportunity- see inspiration here)
10- Sundvik Crib from Ikea- $120 (you could add some pink paint here too)
Charming Hamper (Dots/Pink)
- $89
Handmade Amish Rag Doll- $28.59

I kept some of the small, less expensive accessories the same, but you can always take some out to save additional $$.  Instead of the fabulous wallpaper, a coat of light pale paint would work beautifully.

The rug is a huge part of the impact of the original room, and while we haven’t calculated it into the design here, you’ve got to consider what you’re putting on the floor.  Here are a couple suggestions I found a Pottery Barn Kids.  Dhurrie Border Rug and Addison Rug

So what do you think?  Go all out in the original version?  Stick with the more reasonable options or would you mix and match?

2 Apr 2013, 7:40am
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My Modern Nursery: Get the Look: Victoria’s Pink Nursery by Sissy + Marley

Yesterday we toured the beautiful modern pink nursery that the ladies at Sissy + Marley designed for baby Victoria.  Today I’ve got a list of sources so you can recreate this look in your own home!  Just be forewarned, they were working with a generous budget!

1- Pink Cage Mobile- Atsuyo et Akiko collaboration with Tamar Mogendorff- $155
Pom Pom Organic Throw from PB Teen- $80 is similar to the ones no longer available from Calypso St. Barth
2- Grano Glider Recliner in white bonded leather- $1200
White Moroccan Leather Pouf- $450
Simon the Snail from Esthex- $46
3- Tamar Mogendorff Wall Swan- $695
4- Coral & Tusk Baby Cat Doll- $70
Ikea Expedit- $70
Pandan Bins- Metallic- $24 each for 2+
Japanese Wooden Gumball Machine- $52
DwellStudio Bunny Push Toy (almost sold out)- $24
DwellStudio Wooden Car Pink- $29
Snail with Beech Ball (couldn’t find this anyplace else)- AU $22
Zuny Series Elephant (Abby) Pink Animal Bookend- $55
5- Lou Lou Ghost Child’s Armchair by Kartell- $135
Malieg Mini Rabbit- $28
6- Jonathan Adler Rococo Mirror- $595
7- Ducduc Cabana 4 Drawer Dresser (pink/white)- $1700
Jess Brown Rag Doll collaboration with Atsuyo et Akiko- $180 each
8- Eiffel Tower Artwork by Coral & Tusk collaboration with Atsuyo et Akiko- $104 framed (they had it custom framed)
9- Lantern Sconce by Jonathan Adler- $245 each
Tamar Mogendorff Bird House- Cherry-Pink collaboration with Atsuyo et Akiko- $160  The room also included a large birdhouse and small one for about $220 and $124.
10- Ducduc Campaign Crib in white- $1800 (they customized it with pink)
Senegalese Storage Basket- Pink, Large- $150
Le Train Fantôme Lumi Doll- $250

The wallpaper is Baby Elephant Walk by Jill Malek in Petal- 3 rolls for $510  You may remember they used this wallpaper in Gabriel’s nursery as well.

The rug is a Madeline Weinrib Darlington Rug.

You can also duplicate the library that was specifically selected for the room:

Tallulah’s Tutu by Marilyn Singer- $17
by Marilyn Singer

 

Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes- $17
by Pablo Cartaya

 

Fancy Nancy- $18
by Jane O’Connor

 

Purplicious (Pinkalicious)- $18
by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

 

Silverlicious (Pinkalicious)- $18
by Victoria Kann

 

Pinkalicious- $18
by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann

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7 Feb 2013, 8:38am
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My Modern Nursery #65: Soft Pink and Gray Harlequin

If 2012 was the year for chevron and zig zag patterns in modern design, then in 2013 we’re moving into harlequin patterns with triangles and diamonds.  I’m partial to triangles anyway, so this is a direction I can really get behind.  This nursery board was inspired by the amazing Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World rug.  It’s the most expensive thing I’ve selected in a while, but you’ve gotta start with something you really love.  If your inspiration is spectacular, the room can’t turn out badly.

1- Quilt Light Template (to DIY)- $20
2- Kids Holiday Decor: Metallic Pennant Garland- $40
3- Ferm Living Spear Pillow- $100
Ferm Living Twin Pillow- $155
4- Harlow Crib with Acrylic front- (coming April 2013)
5- Circus Ellie from Seventy Tree- $25
Circus Bruno from Seventy Tree- $25
Big Bear Print by Seventy Tree- $27
6- Babyletto Modo 3 Drawer Changer in White- $400
7- Alto Rocker from Monte (heather gray with white pillow- $800
8- BABYBJORN BabySitter Balance- $190
Walt Disney Signature It’s A Small World Cream, Gray and Taupe Rug- 8′ x 11′- $3730
9- Pale Nulle from Lucky Boy Sunday- $120
10- Designed to be Organized Bin- $39

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Help Diana Decide…

Diana wrote to me asking for YOUR help to choose between two nursery designs that she has put together.  They’re both fantastic so I can see why this decision is difficult.  Enter your choice in the poll at the end, and be sure to leave your advice for Diana in the comments.


Crib- Oeuf Sparrow Crib – Birch- $730
Sheet- DwellStudio Fitted Crib Sheet, Vintage Blossom Blush- $40
Pillow- DwellStudio Boudoir Pillow, Vintage Blossom Blush- $34
Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Wild Aster
Wallpaper- Graham & Brown Sparkle Brown- $75 a roll
Sculpture- Angel’s Wings- Whitewash- $250
Bank- Areaware Gold Pig- $175 (outlet $123)
Changing Table- Delta Winter Park Changing Table- $80
Rug- Cream/Smoke Shag Rug- $140
Bookshelf- Ikea Expedit- $70
Prints- Animal Print Shop Little Darlings- $ varies depending on size
Chair- babyletto Madison Swivel Glider, Slate- $350
Animal- Melissa & Doug Giraffe Plush- $100 ($60 ish on amazon)
Mirror- Oversized Gold Sunburst Mirror- $90

Crib- Hudson 3 in 1 Convertible Crib With Toddler Rail Finish: Espresso/White- $400
Bedding- Purple Bazaar Crib Bedding Set- $129 set
Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Spring Lilac
Wallpaper- Graham & Brown Darcy White & Silver- $70 a roll
Changing Table- Delta Winter Park Changing Table- $80
Rug- Safari Rug- $299
Bookshelf- Ikea Expedit- $70
Prints- Animal Print Shop Little Darlings- $ varies depending on size
Pink Alpha- $25
Pink Lone Flamingo- $25
Chair- Nurseryworks Empire Rocker- $800
Animal- Melissa & Doug Elephant – Plush- $70
Pouf- Fushia Moroccan Pouf- $160
Fabric for curtains on hand

Which nursery design idea should Diana choose?

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Real Room Tour: Radiant in Raspberry

It’s always so much fun to share a new nursery tour with you and I’m sure you’ll enjoy this lovely space for a baby girl.  Julia, who writes the blog My Life In Transition recently completed this clean but colorful space for her daughter Cecelia.

The focal point of the space is the awesome magenta crib which Julia painted (Behr Fuchsia Kiss in case you’re interested) and the arrangement of lanterns.

The Babyletto Nara glider and Kyoto Ottoman look really chic in here and make a comfortable seating corner.  Julia purchased these from our friends at My Urban Child!

The changing table is a repainted dresser that was picked up via Craigslist.  This is a charming and functional corner.

The prints over the changing area include a couple from ours friends at Urban Tickle.  The custom “You Are Loved” Print is in the center and “Owl Family Tree” is on the left.  Julia made the birth announcement print on the right.

All the details in this room come together perfectly and create a feminine, but not typical nursery for Cecelia.  Just how I like it!

Great job Julia!  I’m sure Cecelia and the rest of your family are going to enjoy this lovely space for years to come.

You can see many more photos of this space and a complete product source list on Julia’s original nursery reveal post on Life in Transition.

(If you think our readers need to see your little one’s special nursery as well, please drop a line to esther@buymodernbaby.com)

13 Feb 2012, 9:58pm
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My Modern Nursery #53: Valentines 3.0

I can’t believe this is my third Valentine’s Day inspired nursery!  I always love a good excuse to do a pink nursery.

Have a LOVELY Valentine’s Day.

1- Heart Cushion Cover from lovemaki- $50

2- Dotted Trellis Dover Curtain Panels from Crate & Barrel- $129-$149 each

3- Grey Low Rise Crib from The Land of Nod- $900

4- Finley Rug from Pottery Barn Kids 8′x10′- $700

5- Maclaren Vida Bouncer (can’t find this one anywhere in gray anymore!)

6- I Love You to the Moon 8″ x 10″ print from Yellow Button Studio

7- Hearts Garland from Oeuf- $56

8- Mr. Piggy from Thomas Paul- $26

9- Vintage Floor Lamp- $250

10- Thompson Glider in Dorosuede Arctic- $1190

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